Wang wins Faldo Series in Taiwan with stunning 65
21 June 2012: Wang Wei-Hsiang carded an incredible three eagles in a stunning round of 65 to win the Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship by five shots. Competitors were treated to a clinic with three-time Asian Tour winner David Gleeson.
Playing at Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Taoyuan, host to the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, Wang shot the lowest round of his career with eagles on holes four, seven and 16. With the final round cancelled due to a typhoon, the 16-year-old from Kaohsiung secured the title with his seven-under-par total and a spot in the seventh Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
Wu Shang-I (Boys’Under-21) and Lee Min (Girls’ Under-21) finished five back on 70 and will join Wang at the Grand Final, to be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in China next March. Also winning their age-group to qualify for the World Amateur Golf Ranking event in Shenzhen were Lin Chang-Heng (Boys’ Under-16) and Cheng Ssu-Chia (Girls’ Under-16).
Gleeson of Australia, a three-time winner on the Asian Tour, attended the seventh Chinese Taipei Championship to spend time with the competitors. The Taipei resident shared his experiences through a clinic and question-and-answer session.
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 ladies world number one and five-time Major Champion Yani Tseng who trained at Sunrise as a junior and returned last year to win the inaugural LPGA event.
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:
70 – Wu Shang-I
73 – Hsiao Hung-Yu
74 – Huang Hsiang-Chia
65 – Wang Wei-Hsiang
72 – Huang Shu-Ya
75 – Yang Hao
71 – Lin Chang-Heng
72 – Shih Chih-Hao
70 – Lee Min
72 – Wang Chi
73 – Wu Yi-Ching
72 – Cheng Ssu-Chia
73 – Chen Cih-Hui
74 – Chang Yu-Hsin