Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Faldo Series announces new venue in Chinese Taipei

The Faldo Series has announced National Golf Country Club in Miaoli as the new venue for its Chinese Taipei Championship on July 26-27. 18 year-old Liu Yi-Chen, the first player in Faldo Series history to hold the girls’ title in Europe and Asia, will headline the field.

“The Faldo Series has offered me great opportunities to play all over the world, make new friends and learn from a golfing legend, Sir Nick Faldo,” said Liu who earlier this year added the Asian title to the European title she won at Lough Erne Resort in Ireland last September. “I’m excited to start another season and have the chance to defend my titles in Europe and Asia.”

With Chinese Taipei’s Tseng Yani, the current ladies world number one, also a former Faldo Series winner, a traditionally strong field of Taiwanese golfers aged 12 to 21 will compete over 36 holes at National Golf Country Club in the western county of Miaoli.

Divided into five age-groups, three for boys and two for girls, the winner of each division will qualify for the sixth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, a World Amateur Golf Ranking event to be hosted by six-time Major winner Nick Faldo at Mission Hills Golf Club in China in March 2012.

Established in 1996, 35 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 golfers participating each year. In addition to Tseng, former winners include Rory McIlroy, Nick Dougherty, Marc Warren, John Parry, Melissa Reid and Florentyna Parker, also 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).

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

For details on entry into the Faldo Series Chinese Taipei Championship at National Golf Country Club on July 26-27, email garoc.tw@msa.hinet.net or visit www.garoc.org.

For information on the Faldo Series visit www.nickfaldo.com or follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries.

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