Wrisdale wins first Faldo Series event of the UK season
5 April 2012: Jordan Wrisdale (Boston) claimed the first Faldo Series UK Championship of the 2012 season with a level par round of 71 at Moortown Golf Club. The England squad member finished a stroke ahead of three other players on one over before an overnight snow storm caused the event to be reduced to 18 holes.
“This victory will give me a lot of confidence going in to the early season events,” said Wrisdale. “I can’t wait to meet Sir Nick and play Lough Erne. My fellow England team members always say great things about the Final”.
Joining Wrisdale at the 16th Faldo Series Grand Final will be fellow age-group winners Thomas Clements from Royal Norwich (Boys’ Under-21), Fulford’s Sam Wilkinson (Boys’ Under-16), Rochelle Morris from Huddersfield (Girls’ Under-21) and Olivia Hamilton of Cleck Heaton and District (Girls’ Under-16). Six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo will host the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland in September.
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, 37 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 27 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
Leading final scores:
72 – Thomas Clements (Royal Norwich), Jamie Harrison (Rotherham)
73 – Daniel Wasteney (Bondhay), Alex Dixon (City of Newcastle)
71 – Jordan Wrisdale (Boston)
72 – Luke Nixon (Wilton)
73 – James Holt (Wiltshire)
74 – Sam Wilkinson (Fulford)
76 – Jake Storey (Alnmouth), George Owen (Southport & Ainsdale)
74 – Rochelle Morris (Huddersfield)
77 – Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Ellie Goodall (Selby), Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park)
78 – Olivia Hamilton (Cleckheaton & District)
80 – Esther Henseleit (Am Meer Bad Zwischenahn)
81 – Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa).