Lunackova lands Faldo Series Czech Republic title
2 July 2014: Marie Lunackova held off a strong challenge from Simon Zach to win the fourth Faldo Series Czech Republic Championship at the Telc Golf Resort. The 18-year-old Czech fired a flawless seven-under par 65 on route to a two shot victory over Zach, who pipped Vitek Novak to the Boys’ Under-18 title with a final round 68.
Lunackova and Zach can now look forward to a return to The Greenbrier in October, where last year three Czechs finished inside the top ten at the Faldo Series Grand Final – a testament to CZ Golf, who have worked closely with the Faldo Series to develop the game in Czech Republic since 2011.
Jiri Zuska (Boys’ Under-16) and Hana Ryskova (Girls’ Under-16) will both make their Grand Final debuts at The Greenbrier in October whilst Slovakia’s Oliver Gabor will line up in his second, having previously played at Lough Erne in 2012.
Faldo’s personal coach Keith Wood was once again present in Czech Republic to work with the full field of 126. Part of a key Faldo Series objective to combine high-level tournament experience with quality instruction at all of its European events.
Supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and The European Tour, the 2013 Faldo Series Europe schedule featured a record 20 tournaments in 15 countries including six in England plus others in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Austria, Wales, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, Greece and the USA.
Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
Leading final scores:
219 – Oliver Gabor (SK) 73-75-71
225 – Tomas Krivanec (CZE) 75-76-74
226 – Alexander Simmes (HUN) 75-74-77
210 – Simon Zach (CZE) 72-70-68
212 – Vitek Novak (CZE) 68-71-73
221 – Ondrej Melichar (CZE) 75-74-72
216 – Jiri Zuska (CZE) 73-74-69
218 – Nicolas Schellong (CZE) 71-72-75
219 – Matyas Zapletal (CZE) 71-74-74
208 – Marie Lunackova (CZE) 70-65-73
223 – Johana Lunackova (CZE) 74-72-77
229 – Klara Kaminska (CZE) 74-71-84
217 – Hana Ryskova (CZE) 72-70-75
226 – Tereza Melecka (CZE) 74-78-74
227 – Frantiska Lunackova (CZE) 78-74-75
For full scores and results from the Faldo Series Czech Championship visit http://tinyurl.com/fsczechrepublic. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.