The Faldo Series Ireland Championship will return to Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh on 28-29 April. The event has proved incredibly popular once again with over a hundred entries for the eighth edition.
“The Ireland Championship at Lough Erne is an incredibly attractive event for talented young golfers from all across the island.” commented Sir Nick Faldo. “We expect another great turnout and we thank Lough Erne for their continued support for the Faldo Series.”
One of the notable returning players is 18-year-old Ireland squad member Ted Collins (Dun Laoghaire); Ted won the tournament in 2014 before competing at the Grand Final at The Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia. Collins spent the week learning from six-time Major Champion Faldo.
Golfers aged 12 to 21 will line up in the eighth Ireland Championship, to be played over two rounds on the Faldo Course at Lough Erne. The field will be divided into five age-groups – three for boys and two for girls – and the winners of each division will join Faldo at the season-ending 19th Faldo Series Grand Final, a 54-hole World Amateur Golf Ranking event.
Recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the Faldo Series was established in 1996, expanding to Asia in 2006.
Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching thousands of golfers each year. Past winners include Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at the 2014 Open Championship and US PGA Championship.
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