Manila, Philippines: The new Faldo Series Asia (FSA) season will tee-off at Cavite’s Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club next week.
To take place from April 28-30, competitors in the Faldo Series Philippines Championship have been inspired by the recent success of Pauline Del Rosario and Princess Mary Superal, who completed a Filipino 1-2 in the Girls’ Division at the 2014 FSA Grand Final last month.
“I enjoyed watching the duel between Pauline and Princess at our Asia Grand Final. It was a fitting testament to how far golf in the Philippines has come,” said Sir Nick Faldo. “We look forward to returning to the Faldo Course at Eagle Ridge for the seventh edition of our Philippines Championship.”
Golfers aged between 12 and 21 will compete over 54 holes for a place in the ninth FSA Grand Final, to be hosted by Faldo in March 2015.
With the mixed field divided into five age categories – three for boys and two for girls – the winner in each category will qualify for the World Amateur Golf Ranking event.
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 Tseng Ya-ni.
In September 2014, Faldo will begin taking students at a full-time residential academy for education and golf development in America. The first Faldo Series Academy 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 FSA schedule featured 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 2014/2015 FSA schedule is set to be announced in the coming weeks.
The FSA is supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and Mission Hills. It is endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation.
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