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Roos rallies to win Faldo Series Netherlands title

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29 July 2014

29 July 2014: Roos Haarman rallied to win the fifth Faldo Series Netherlands Championship, birdieing her final hole for a one stroke victory over 2013 Champion Severiano Prins. 16-year-old Haarman closed with a three under-par 69 at BurgGolf Herkenbosch to seal her spot in a third straight Grand Final.

Prins, who took a two shot lead in to the final round, finished with a level-par 72. That meant the 19-year-old was denied another overall title but he still booked a spot in his third Grand Final by winning the Boys-Under-21 division.

Vince van Veen made amends for an agonising play-off defeat last year by holding off a final round charge from Martijn Horters to win the Boys-Under-18 title. Veen will line up in his first Faldo Series Grand Final at The Greenbrier in October as will Carsten Tillmanns (Boys’ Under-16) and Marilene Puts (Girls’ Under-16).

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:

Boys’ Under-21:

213 – Severiano Prins (NED) 74-67-72

223 – Philip Bootsma (NED) 70-81-72, Max Albertus (ABW) 77-73-73

Boys’ Under-18:

213 – Vince van Veen (NED) 73-70-70

216 – Martijn Horters (NED) 73-74-69

Boys’ Under-16:

219 – Carsten Tillmanns (NED) 79-70-70

226 – Maarten can Mourik (NED) 79-73-74

231 – Koen Kouwenaar (NED) 82-78-71

Girls’ Under-21:

212 – Roos Haarman (NED) 71-72-69

229 – Zhen Bontan (NED) 79-78-72

231 – Romy Meekers (NED) 75-79-77

Girls Under-16:

227 – Marilene Puts (NED) 78-77-72

232 – Anna-Maria Diederichs (GER) 72-84-76

For full scores and results from the Faldo Series Netherlands Championship visit 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.