Terrence takes second Faldo Series title in Hong Kong
7 August 2012: Terrence Ng benefitted from a final-hole collapse by playing partner Shinichi Mizuno to successfully defend his title in the seventh Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course. Mizuno’s consolation was a spot alongside Ng in the Asia Grand Final in Shenzhen next March.
18-year-old Ng carded rounds of 72 and 71 on the North Course at Kau Sai Chau to finish level with Mizuno who stumbled to an eight on the par-four final hole. Ng was awarded the title on count-back but both will line up in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, a World Amateur Golf Ranking event to be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in March 2013.
Mizuno was also crowned winner of the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Junior Open presented by now TV which was played in conjunction with the Faldo Series event and decided by a play-off.
Joining Ng and Mizuno at the seventh Asia Grand Final will be Boys’ Under-16 winner Michael Wong plus the female pair of Isabella Leung and Mimi Ho. Ho topped the Girls’ Under-16 division and finished third overall on 144 while Leung claimed the Girls’ Under-21 age-group on 149.
Established in 1996, 38 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 28 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
The 2012/2013 Faldo Series Asia schedule features a record 18 tournaments in 15 countries, including four in mainland China and others in The Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Faldo Series Asia is supported by major partners ISPS, Mission Hills and The R&A, official golf wear partner UFL and official suppliers TaylorMade and Tricor. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation.
Leading final scores:
143 – Terrence Ng (72-71), Shinichi Mizuno (72-71)
146 – Jackie Chan (74-72)
151 – Michael Wong (75-76)
152 – Justin Lok (80-72)
153 – Lucas Lam (80-73), Taiga Iwasa (76-77)
149 – Isabella Leung (72-77)
154 – Cheria Heng (76-78)
158 – Michelle Ho (80-78)
144 – Mimi Ho (73-71)
149 – Kitty Tam (78-71)
150 – Emily Leung (76-74)