JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME AT FALDO SERIES ASIA GRAND FINAL
Laguna Lˇang Cô’s hosting of the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final will help to underscore the venue’s reputation as a genuine world-class golf destination. Two months may have elapsed since the staging of the 11th edition of the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking event, but the dramatic finale to a memorable week is still fresh in the mind. With a play-off looming, Thailand’s Napat Paramacharoenroj drained a 35-foot birdie putt on the final green to secure a one-stroke win from Indonesian Jonathan Wijono. With the imminent commencement of the 12th season of the Faldo Series Asia, it’s been confirmed that the Grand Final will return to Laguna Golf Lˇang Cô, most likely in March, 2018. Supported by The R&A and endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the 2017-18 Faldo Series Asia campaign stretches over 11 months. As well as two events in China, India and Thailand, championships are being staged in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chinese-Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. 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 more than 7,000 golfers each year. Past winners include Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, both multiple Major winners.
Following his Faldo Series Asia Grand Final success, Napat Paramacharoenroj was hoisted into the air by the caddies at Laguna Laˇng Cô. Picture by Kong Koong