Tomlinson triumphs in Faldo Series at West Lancs
14 May 2012: Louis Tomlinson triumphed in the fourth Faldo Series UK Championship of the 2012 season at West Lancashire Golf Club in Liverpool. 18-year-old Tomlinson fired rounds of 71 and 74 on his home course to win by one shot and secure a spot in the Grand Final.
“Course knowledge was really important, especially on the second day when the wind got up,” said Tomlinson, a former junior member of Sir Nick Faldo’s home club at Welwyn Garden City. “I’m delighted to get my first win of the season and can’t wait for the Grand Final at Lough Erne.”
12-year-old Holly Muse (Girls’ Under-16), another member of West Lancashire, also made the most of local knowledge to seal her place in the 16th Faldo Series Grand Final, to be hosted by six-time Major Champion Faldo at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.
Three other age-group winners heading to the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Lough Erne this September are Kieran Waters from Carlisle (Boys’ Under-21), Daniel Croft of Huyton and Prescot (Boys’ Under-16) and Poppy Finlay from Vicars Cross (Girls’ Under-21).
Supported by The R&A, the European Tour and Lough Erne Resort, the 2012 Faldo Series Europe schedule features a record 20 tournaments in 14 countries including six in England plus others in Bahrain, Ireland, Chile, the Czech Republic, Greece, Wales, Austria, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia and Russia.
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.
Leading final scores:
146 – Kieran Waters (Carlisle) 75-71
153 – Bradley Read (Warrington) 77-76
156 – Kyle Evans (Prenton) 73-83
145 – Louis Tomlinson (West Lanchashire) 71-74
147 – Nick Marsh (Huddersfield) 71-76
149 – Cameron Massey (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)
152 – Daniel Croft (Huyton & Prescot) 73-79
153 – Hayden Mccullen (Delamere Forest) 76-77
154 – Oliver Clarke (Formby) 76-78
167 – Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross) 82-85
176 – Amelia Taylor (St Anne’s Old Links) 87-89
158 – Hollie Muse (West Lanchashire) 78-80
163 – Eloise Healey (West Lanchashire) 78-85; Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 77-86