CHEN’S BIRDIE BLITZ SE­CURES FALDO SE­RIES CHINA CHAM­PI­ONSHIP TI­TLE

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An early flurry of birdies set Chi­nese Taipei’s Chen Ting-yu on the path to vic­tory in the 12th Faldo Se­ries China Cham­pi­onship. Thanks to a bril­liant fi­nal-round three-un­der-par 69 over the award-win­ning Black­stone Course at Mis­sion Hills Haikou, the left-handed Chen swept to the top of the leader­board. With a 54-hole ag­gre­gate of one-un­der 215, the 16-year-old had the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the only player in the 126-strong field to fin­ish un­der-par. With the win, he also won an in­vi­ta­tion to the 12th Faldo Se­ries Asia Grand Fi­nal, sched­uled to take place at La­guna Loˇng Cô in Danang, Viet­nam, in March, 2018. The Faldo Se­ries China Cham­pi­onship and the Mis­sion Hills Haikou Re­sort at­tracted en­tries from Aus­tralia, Canada, Chi­nese Taipei, Hong Kong, In­dia, Ma­cau, Malaysia, The Nether­lands and the United States. To­day, 40 Faldo Se­ries tour­na­ments take place in 30-plus coun­tries world­wide, touching more than 7,000 golfers each year. Past cham­pi­ons in­clude Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIl­roy, both mul­ti­ple Ma­jor win­ners.

Chen Ting-yu (cen­tre) is con­grat­u­lated by Mo Zhuangfei (left), Deputy Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, Hainan Golf As­so­ci­a­tion, and Michael Qin, Gen­eral Man­ager, Mis­sion Hills Haikou.

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