2019

Play-Off Drama at Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship

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Taipei, Chinese Taipei (April 13): For the second time in less than a month, two rising golf stars from Chinese Taipei have gone head-to-head in a sudden-death play-off.

It was in late March that Chang Hsin-chiao was crowned champion at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final after edging out Chen Ting-yu on the second additional hole at Vietnam's award-winning, Faldo Design Laguna Lăng Cô course.

Chinese Taipei Championship Tees-Off 14th Faldo Series Asia Season

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Taipei, Chinese Taipei (April 8): Chang Hsin-chiao and Chen Ting-yu may be conspicuous by their absence, but high-quality golf is sure to be on show at this week's Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship.

Faldo Series Asia Grand Final Success Fuels Teenager's Ambition

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Seoul, Korea (April 5): Chang Hsin-chiao's stunning triumph in the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final has served to fuel the teenager's ambition to better herself on and off the golf course.

The 16-year-old from Chinese Taipei created what is believed to be a unique piece of golfing history at Laguna Lăng Cô a fortnight ago when she defeated her male compatriot Chen Ting-yu at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off.

Chang Steals Chen’s Thunder in Dramatic Play-Off at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Hue, Vietnam (March 22): Rising Chinese Taipei teenage star Chang Hsin-chiao defied jangling nerves and an accomplished male opponent on a nail-biting final day at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Hands shaking, Chang coaxed home a four-foot birdie putt at the second hole of a tension-packed sudden-death play-off to claim the most notable victory of what many are predicting will be a glittering golfing career. In the process she denied her compatriot Chen Ting-yu an historic double.

Chang and Mishra Relishing Chen Chase at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Hue, Vietnam (March 21): Chang Hsin-chiao is relishing the prospect of facing off with Chinese Taipei compatriot Chen Ting-yu and Indian Keshav Mishra in what promises to be an intriguing final-day showdown at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

"I'm playing well and I think I have a good chance to win," said the ambitious 16-year-old, who has set herself the goal of making it onto the LPGA Tour by the time she's 18.

Chen Takes Control at Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Hue, Vietnam (March 20): Chinese-Taipei’s Chen Ting-yu raced out of the starting blocks to raise the prospects of an historic triumph at the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Less than four months after announcing his arrival on the international stage with victory in the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final, the 17-year-old left-hander set a blistering pace with an opening-round six-under-par 65 in steamy conditions at the award-winning, Sir Nick Faldo-designed Laguna Golf Lăng Cô layout in Central Vietnam.

'Lefty' Chen Takes Aim at Faldo Series Double

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Lăng Cô Town, Hue, Vietnam (March 18): Chinese Taipei's Chen Ting-yu will take aim at another slice of golfing history when he headlines the field at this week's 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Less than four months after posting a stunning victory in the Faldo Series Europe Grand Final, the 17-year-old left-hander finds himself in the spotlight at the award-winning, Sir Nick Faldo-designed Laguna Golf Lăng Cô layout in Central Vietnam.

World-Class Test Awaits Faldo Series Asia Grand Finalists

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Hue, Vietnam (March 14): A variety of innovative new angles of attack and elevation changes at the award-winning Laguna Golf Lăng Cô course will greet competitors at next week's 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

According to Adam Calver, Laguna Golf Lăng Cô's Director of Golf, participants can expect to be severely examined in the third Grand Final to be staged at the layout sculpted by Sir Nick Faldo.

Sir Nick Faldo & Saudi Golf Federation unveil Major Champions Invitational partnership

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 6, 2019; A new partnership was announced today in Riyadh between the Saudi Golf Federation, the group mandated to develop the game in Saudi Arabia and the Major Champions Invitational (MCI), one of the world’s most unique junior golf championships, competed March 6 – 8 2019. The Invitational event is the brainchild of Sir Nick Faldo, who is regarded by many as one of the most prominent investors in grassroots golf and strives to provide opportunities to young people through golf and help identify the next generation of champions.

Emily's Sights Set on Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

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Hue, Vietnam (March 6): Jet-setting Emily Brennan will 'play her heart out' in an attempt to become the first non-Asian winner of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

The 19-year-old England international and Faldo Series specialist will be among the favourites when the 13th edition of the 54-hole stroke play championship tees-off at Laguna Lăng Cô on March 20.

Brennan earned her ticket to Vietnam courtesy of her success in last year's Faldo Series Europe Grand Final.

Major Champions Invitational Will Return in March 2019

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ORLANDO, F.L. (February 2019) – World Golf Hall of Fame member Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) announced the return of the Major Champions Invitational, scheduled for March 6 – 8 at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida. For the inaugural event in 2018, major champions from across the world hand-picked male and female junior golfers to complete their four-person team.

Zhang Capitalises on Zong's Late Implosion at Faldo Series Kunming Championship

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Kunming, China (February 1): Zhang Xiyue pipped Cheng Junyuan at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off to emerge triumphant in the 12th edition of the Faldo Series Kunming Championship.

In one of the most dramatic finales of the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season, Zong Zenghaoqi's bid for a third successive victory at the award-winning, Nick Faldo-designed Lakeview Golf Club course came unhinged at the final hole.

Zong Eyes Traditional Faldo Series Kunming Championship Success

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Kunming, China (January 27): For decades, Chinese New Year traditions have included family reunions, eating dumplings and setting off firecrackers.

Ahead of the Year of the Pig, a more recent tradition will be played out with the Nick Faldo-designed Lakeview Golf Club course staging the Faldo Series Kunming Championship for the 12th occasion in a row.

Meanwhile, following his triumphs in the event in 2017 and 2018, Zong Zenghaoqi will be aiming to celebrate what has become a traditional storyline by capturing the title for a third year in succession.

Laguna Golf Lang Co Putting Vietnam on Global Golfing Map

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Lang Co, Vietnam: Nick Faldo-designed Laguna Golf Lang Co, home to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, is one of the golf clubs leading the charge as part of a freshly launched destination marketing effort geared towards cementing Central Vietnam’s status as one of Asia’s leading places for play.

The new Destination Marketing Organisation, named Vietnam Golf Coast, was inaugurated at an official launch in Danang and aims to capture the attention of avid golfers worldwide.

Pranavi Retains Faldo Series India Championship Title

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Delhi, India (January 15): Pranavi S. Urs lived upto her billing as tournament favourite with a successful defence of her Faldo Series India Championship title.

Displaying skill and poise in equal measures, the Mysore teenager proved too strong for her rivals in the 14th leg of the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season.

Subash Savours Success at Faldo Series Nepal Championship

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Kathmandu (January 11): Subash Tamang's stock continued to rise with a wire-to-wire victory in the seventh edition of the CMS Faldo Series Nepal Championship.

Widely regarded as the South Asian country's brightest male teenage golfing prospect, Subash barely played a false stroke in the 13th leg of the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort.

Pranavi Poised for Faldo Series India Championship Defence

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Delhi, India (January 8): Bahamas-bound Pranavi S. Urs will be seeking to maintain her recent rich vein of form in this week's Faldo Series India Championship.

On the back of a series of outstanding performances in the final quarter of 2018, the Mysore teenager, who has been offered a golf scholarship to the Albany Academy in the Bahamas, will be a strong favourite to successfully defend her title in the 14th leg of the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season.

In-Form Rai Aims for Faldo Series Nepal Championship Hat-Trick

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Kathmandu (January 3): Sukra Bahadur Rai will resolve to complete a Faldo Series Nepal Championship hat-trick when he tees-off his New Year schedule in the seventh edition of the event.

A former caddie who has emerged as one of his country's finest golfers, Rai will set out as favourite in the 13th leg of the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort (January 7-9).

Now aged 20, Rai's confidence is high following a series of solid performances in 2018 that have seen him rise to 1,511th in The R&A's World Amateur Golf Ranking.