Close to another clean sweep for BGGA of the four age divisions at the Faldo U.S. Grand Final, with Petr Hruby winning the older boys division with a final total of -12 and a remarkable round of -8 on the final day for a come from behind victory. Jack Turner won in the younger boys division with a final score of -3, and Anne Yu won the older girls division at -8. Yoko Tai placed second in the younger girls with a score of -2. BGGA had 16 students place in the Top-Ten. First place finishers in their division win an all-expenses paid trip to play in the Faldo Asian Grand Final
The 2nd Annual Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final concluded in fantastic fashion over the weekend at Bella Collina Golf Club in sunny Central Florida. The Sir Nick Faldo design course was the perfect destination for some of the game’s best junior golfers, with players representing 22 different countries and 15 different American states.
In the most competitive division of the weekend, the Boys Under 19 Division was highly contested with 9 players finishing their weekend under Par and a stellar comeback to earn the first-place finish. BGGA student Petr Hruby stormed back Sunday firing a low-round total of 64 to secure top honors as division champion. Hruby, who hails from Pilsen, Czech Republic, capped off his amazing comeback climbing 5-spots on the leaderboard Sunday afternoon. Hruby’s 64 on Sunday goes with his 74 and 66 from the prior two rounds to finish the weekend at 12-under Par. Hruby has signed his letter-of-intent to play college golf at the University of Washington.
For the Girls Under 19 Division, BGGA’s Anne Yu stands alone as division champion after a solid weekend at Bella Collina. Yu ended the weekend at 8-under Par after 3-consecutive rounds under Par on the Sir Nick Faldo design course.
Another stellar performance and worthy champion from an amazing weekend at Bella Collina, BGGA’s Jack Turner took home the top honors in the Boys Under 16 Division. A native of Saunderstown, RI, Turner went wire-to-wire for the division championship, finishing the weekend at 3-under Par and a total of 213.
The Faldo Series hosts 35 annual tournaments in 30 countries worldwide, and has set the stage for junior golfers internationally to compete in high stakes competition against the best players in the world. Through this partnership, IJGT and the Faldo Series are giving North American junior golfers the opportunity to put themselves on the map with the best players in the world.
Winners of the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final are now invited to participate in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in March of 2019 at another Sir Nick Faldo design, Laguna Lang Co.
1 Petr Hruby -12 (74-66-64/204)
T6 Mauricio Figueroa -2 (71-70-73/214)
T6 Dongjin Park -2 (72-70-72/214)
T6 Daniel Song -2 (69-69-76/214)
9 Niels Schmidlin -1 (75-69-71/215)
1 Jack Turner -3 (70-68-75/213)
T4 David Xu +9 (79-72-72/225)
10 Harrison Freeze +16 (88-73-75/232)
1 Anne Yu -8 (70-67-71/208)
4 Ying Ting Hsieh +3 (73-70-76/219)
5 Wendy Chen +5 (74-74-77/225)
7 Cynthia Tu +11 (73-76-78/228)
8 Savannah Weyrauch +13 (79-75-75/229)
2 Yoko Tai +2 (70-75-73/218)
5 Maria Fedorowycz +23 (78-79-82/239)
6 Maria Pereira +32 (79-82-87/248)
Cover Photo Courtesy of http://www.cycyr.com.