Timo tames Faldo course to seal Series victory in Germany
14 August 2014: Timo Valenkamp was victorious in the fitfh Faldo Series Germany Championship at the A-ROSA Scharmützelsee Sporting Club Berlin in Bad Saarow. The 16-year-old fired rounds of 72 and 67 on the Faldo Course to finish on five-under par, three clear of the chasing pack.
“It is a great honour to win this event and I am very excited about going to The Greenbrier in October, it will be my first ever trip to the USA,” said Valenkamp. “I want to learn as much as I can from Sir Nick and all the other experts and make the most of this opportunity to improve my game.”
Timo will be joined at the 18th Faldo Series Grand Final by joint runner-up Lukas Koeble, who came through an epic three-way play-off to win the Boys’ Under-21 division and three other age group winners; Paul Vogel (Boys’ Under-18); Linda Trockel (Girls’ Under-21) and Meike Leichtie (Girls’ Under-16). All five age-category winners will be making their Faldo Series Grand Final debuts when they line-up at The Greenbrier in October.
Faldo’s personal coach Keith Wood was again present in Germany to work with the 118 competitors and a group of 30 local school children who experienced golf for the first time.
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:
142 – Lukas Koeble (71-71), Nicholas Inderthal (73-69), Michael Ziemer (70-72)
144 – Paul Vogel (72-72)
147 – Moritz Willhoft (78-69)
148 – Justin Milliner (72-76)
139 – Timo Valenkamp (72-67)
148 – Jann-Toralf Maatz (74-74)
152 – Maximillian Lietz (73-79)
157 – Linda Trockel (78-79)
158 – Yasemin Sari (78-80)
163 – Laura Lorenzon (85-78)
156 – Meike Leichtle (83-73)
157 – Lilly Koster (79-78)
158 – Jil Dokenwald (84-74), Aline Krauter (78-80)