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Faldo Series Middle East Championship returns to Abu Dhabi

Story published at 12:23, Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Page last updated at 3:43 pm, Thursday, February 5th, 2015


Sana Tufail the 2014 Faldo Series Middle East Championship overall winner

Sana Tufail the 2014 Faldo Series Middle East Championship overall winner

A high quality international field is expected for the sixth showing of the Faldo Series Middle East Championship. The Championship will return to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club in Abu Dhabi on February 13-14, where the winners will qualify to join Sir Nick Faldo at the season ending Grand Final.

The 2014 event at Al Ain boasted representation from 24 countries and the 2015 event is proving a similar draw for the best young golfers in the region. Local youngsters will benefit as Sir Nick Faldo’s personal coach Keith Wood is on hand all week to provide clinics for the players and local schoolchildren from the city of Al Ain.

“The Middle East Championship at Al Ain is a very important tournament for us in a key region as we look to continue our efforts to grow golf globally through the Series,” said Sir Nick Faldo. “I thank Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club for their support and we are proud to contribute to the expansion of golf in the Middle East.”

“It is a privilege to host the Faldo Series Middle Championship for the third year,” said Gavin Chappell, Golf Manager of Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.  “We are delighted to host a tournament with a fantastic mix of local talent and international class in the field of over 60 participants that will be competing this year.”

Golfers born in 1994 or later wishing to enter or receive more information about the Faldo Series Middle East Championship at Al Ain Golf Club on February 21-22 should email alan@aesgc.ae .

Supported by The R&A and The European Tour the 2015 Faldo Series Europe schedule features 16 tournaments in 14 countries including three in England plus others in Colombia, Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Wales, Brazil, Scotland, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and the USA.

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 Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, who took his tally of professional Major titles to four with his wins at the 2014 Open Championship and US PGA Championship.

Faldo Series www.nickfaldo.com

R&A www.randa.org

European Tour  www.europeantour.com

World Amateur Golf Ranking www.wagr.com

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club http://aesgc.com

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