CHEN’S BIRDIE BLITZ SECURES FALDO SERIES CHINA CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
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.