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Faldo Series tournament set to tee off

Six-time major champion Nick Faldo. Photo supplied
Six-time major champion Nick Faldo. Photo supplied

Faldo Series tournament set to tee off

The 10th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, one of the most coveted amateur golfing events in the continent, will hit the greens at the Nick Faldo-designed Mission Hills in China on Wednesday.

“There is always a tremendous sense of excitement and anticipation heading into the Grand Final and more so this year because it is our 10th anniversary” said six-time major champion Nick Faldo, the host of the tournament and the series mastermind, in a statement made available to the Post.

“It gives me great satisfaction to see the Faldo Series Asia continuing to grow and prosper with more tournaments in more countries - a sign of healthy state of elite junior golf in Asia Pacific.”

The previous nine Faldo Series Asia Grand Finals have produced seven overall champions representing four countries. India’s Rashid Khan and Japan’s Masamichi Ito are both winners who are making their way into the professional world. The only two-time female champion is Hsieh Yu Lin of Chinese Taipei.

Spanning 11 months, the 2015-16 Faldo Series Asia season included 21 events in countries including Cambodia and - for the first time - Australia. Also taking part in the Grand Finals are the Champions from the Faldo Series in Europe, Japan’s Yumi Kudo, England’s Jack Yule and American Kaitlyn Papp.

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