The eighth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final will take place on March 11-13, 2014. The six-time Major Champion will again host the tournament at Mission Hills Golf Club in China, where he will be joined by seventy of Asia’s most promising young golfers and five winners from the 2013 Faldo Series Grand Final at The Greenbrier.
“Last March Luo Xue-Wen was crowned our first Chinese Champion at the end of a landmark week for golf in China where we also celebrated Guan Tianlang’s trip to Augusta,” said Faldo. “I always look forward to returning to Mission Hills. It is their support, together with The R&A and ISPS Handa, which allows us to bring opportunity to the finalists and thousands of young Asian golfers each year.”
“Mission Hills has been home to the Faldo Series in Asia for the last eight years and we are proud of the way the event has grown since its inception,” commented Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills. “We share Sir Nick’s vision of giving back and supporting the growth of youth golf in Asia. This is a great opportunity for young golfers to develop their game further and hopefully go on to follow in the footsteps of Guan Tianlang, who won the inaugural Mission Hills Trophy in 2012.”
A World Amateur Golf Ranking event, the eighth Asia Grand Final on March 11-13 will be played over 54 holes on the Faldo Course at Mission Hills in Shenzhen.
Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
In September 2014, Faldo will begin taking students at a full-time residential academy for education and golf development in America. The first ever FaldoSeriesAcademy in Casa Grande, Arizona is also home to the Faldo Series USA and marks the next significant step in the programme’s history.
The 2013/2014 Faldo Series Asia schedule features a record 19 tournaments in 15 countries, including four in mainland China, two in India and others in The Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand. The season will conclude in March 2014 when Faldo hosts the eighth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in China.
The Faldo Series Asia is supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and Mission Hills. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation.
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