Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Faldo Series Asia Set For Season Opener In The Philippines

The search for the next Faldo Series Asia champion will begin at TAT Filipinas Golf Club in San Pedro when the Faldo Series Philippines Championship gets the new season underway on May 9-11.

Aristeo Mata will be one of several top young golfers looking to impress in the third edition of the Philippines Championship. Earlier this year, the 15 year-old from Cebu City was his nation’s top performer at the 2010/2011 Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in China with a 12 over par total of 228 for a top 20 finish.

Open to golfers from across Asia, more than 60 boys and girls aged 12 to 21 will compete in the 54-hole Philippines Championship at TAT Filipinas Golf in Club in Laguna near Manila. Five age-group winners – three boys and two girls – will qualify for the sixth Grand Final, to be hosted by six-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills, Shenzhen in March 2012.

Starting in The Philippines, the 2011/2012 Faldo Series Asia schedule features a record 18 tournaments in 14 different countries including five in mainland China plus others in Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Brunei, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, Indonesia and Thailand.

Established in 1996, 35 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 golfers participating each year. Former winners include Rory McIlroy, Nick Dougherty, Marc Warren, John Parry, Melissa Reid, Florentyna Parker and Yani Tseng, all winners on Tour.

The Faldo Series Asia is supported by major partners ISPS, Mission Hills and The R&A, official golf wear partner UFL and official suppliers TaylorMade and Tricor. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Federation (APGC).

Golfers wishing to enter the Faldo Series Philippines Championship at TAT Filipinas Golf Club in San Pedro on May 9-11 should visit or email

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