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Patel powers to Faldo Series victory at Old Fold Manor

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19 June 2014

19 June 2014: Khush Patel of Bush Hill Park closed with a level-par round of 71 to win the Faldo Series England South Championship by one shot from Knebworth’s George Williams. 15-year old Patel and Williams (Boys’ Under-21) both qualify for the eighteenth Faldo Series Grand Final which Sir Nick Faldo will host at The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA in October.

“I am really excited about playing the Old White TPC course at The Greenbrier and competing against some of the best players from around the world,” said Patel. “I am also looking forward to spending time with Sir Nick and hopefully learning more about how professionals’ course manage and strategize.”

Patel will make his debut at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, USA in October along with first round leader Louis Lazarus, who closed with a one-over par 72 to win the Boys’ Under-18 division.

The final two qualifying spots went to three-time former finalist Miranda Brain of Gog Magog, who won the Girls’ division ahead of Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park), who finished runner-up.

Supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa, The European Tour and The Greenbrier the 2014 Faldo Series Europe schedule features 17 tournaments in 15 countries including three in England plus others in Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Chile, Wales, Brazil, Scotland, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia 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:

Boys’ Under-21:

217 – George Williams (Knebworth) 75-67-75

219 – Harry Woan (Overstone Park) 75-73-71, William Brown (Cumberwell Park) 74-74-71

Boys’ Under-18:

218 – Louis Lazarus (Romford) 69-77-72

221 – Jordan Sundborg (Shanklin and Sandown) 72-77-72

223 – Thomas Jordan (Langley Park) 70-76-77

Boys’ Under-16:

216 – Khush Patel (Bush Hill Park) 75-70-71

218 – John Gough (Stoke Park) 72-73-73

223 – Conor White (Bridgnorth) 77-76-70

Girls:

220 –Miranda Brain (Gog Magog) 70-77-73

232 – Lauren Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 74-84-74

239 – Rebecca Earl (Bishop Stortford) 81-81-77

For full scores and results from the Faldo Series England South Championship visit http://www.faldoseries.info/tic/tmtic.cgi. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.

For media enquiries and images of the winners and runners-up, please contact Matthew Worthington on +44 7730212685 (UK) or email mworthington@nickfaldo.com.