Myers Triumphs at Trentham
21 August 2015: Matthew Myers was in fine form to be crowned champion of the Faldo Series England Midlands Championship at Trentham Golf Club. The 18-year-old from Northamptonshire County Golf Club shot 69, 71 and 72 to win by three shots and qualify for the Faldo Series Grand Final.
“I’m incredibly excited to be going to the Grand Final in September” said overall champion Myers. “I’m sure it will be a great learning experience for me and I’ll be heading to Germany with the belief I can win.”
Myers wobbled early in his third round but regained his composure to finish with two birdies and take home the trophy. Scoring proved tough throughout the competition, Myers’ shot one of only two sub-70 rounds. Myers will be joined at the Grand Final by Boys’ Under-21 victor George William Bloor (Cavendish GC). Bloor won a category brimming with talented golfers by two shots over Jack Singh-Brar and Joshua Emerton.
The Boys’ Under-16 champion was Danny Worsdale. Danny kept his cool to post a polished final day 73 to qualify for his first Grand Final. On the Girls’ side Natasha Fear won the Under-21 category by five shots to book her Grand Final spot. Emily Eve Brennan caused a stir at her home club as she hit a hole-in-one on the 4th hole. Not content, she chipped in for eagle on the 5th and again on the 8th to storm to victory by seven shots.
The Midlands Championship was the final event of the Faldo Series regular season. Attention now turns to the Grand Final on September 29th 2015. The Final will take place on the acclaimed Faldo Course Berlin at the A-ROSA Scharmützelsee resort. All five category winners at Trentham will be amongst the contenders to be named Faldo Series Champion 2015.
Leading final scores:
221 - George William Bloor (Cavendish G.C.) 75-74-72
223 - Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak GC) 76-73-74, Joshua Emerton (Harpenden Common G.C.) 72-75-76
212 - Matthew Myers (Northamptonshire County G.C.) 69-71-72
215 - Daniel O'loughlin (Ruddington Grange G.C.) 71-73-71
216 - Thomas Godfrey (Fulford Heath G.c.) 69-74-74
225 - Danny Worsdale (Trentham G.C.) 78-74-73
228 - Sam Storey (Windlesham G.C.) 72-81-75
230 - Ryan Chadwick (Trentham G.C.) 74-77-79
227 - Natasha Fear (Unattached) 77-75-75
232 - Jelina Fernando (East Sussex National G & C.c) 75-77-80
234 - Emily Eve Brennan (Trentham Golf Club) 80-81-73
241 - Nicola Chloe Slater (Hickleton G.C.) 82-76-83
Recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the Faldo Series was established in 1996, expanding to Asia in 2006.
Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching thousands of golfers each year. Past winners include Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at the 2014 Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
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