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Wang wins Faldo Series in China with faultless final round

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11 July 2012
Wang You-Xin stormed to an eight-shot victory in the seventh Faldo Series China Championship

11 July 2012: Wang You-Xin stormed to an eight-shot victory in the seventh Faldo Series China Championship at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen.  The 13-year-old from Guangdong fired seven birdies in a faultless final round of 65.

“I’m really happy with the way I played today, especially my putting and no dropped shots,” said Wang, whose winning 36-hole total of 138 earns him a return trip to Mission Hills for the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in March 2013.  “This has been a great experience and I can’t wait to come back next March.”

Joining Wang at the seventh Grand Final – a World Amateur Golf Ranking event hosted by Sir Nick Faldo – will be Hainan’s Yao Yu (149), winner of the Boys’ Under-21 division, and Girls’ Under-21 winner Wang Mei Xing (148) from Guangdong.

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:

Boys’ Under-21:

149 – Yao Yu (75-74)

160 – Lin Zi-Gan (80-80)

162 – Feng Min-Hao (82-80)

Boys’ Under-16:

138 – Wang You-Xin (73-65)

146 – She Zi-Han (76-70)

148 – Wang Yi-Chen (74-74)

Girls’ Under-21:

148 – Wang Mei-Xing (73-75)

149 – Yin Yuan-Ru (75-74)

153 – Pan Mei-Yi (80-73)

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