Bishops Gate Golf Academy student Annie Kim finished second in the Girls Under 21 Division at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at the Sir Nick Faldo designed course in Da Nang, Vietnam on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Kim shot rounds of 70, 67, and 73 for a 3-under 210. The South Korean junior golfer finished 12 shots behind the Girls U21 and overall winner Suzuka Yamaguchi from Japan. Kim’s finish also earned her a T7 finish overall.
Kim’s strength was on the par 5s which she shot in 7-over throughout the 54-hole event. Her best round was the second round after she used five birdies and one bogey for a 67.
“This week we brought together more than 80 talented young golfers from around the world,” Faldo said. “I was impressed with the standard of play and I’m excited about the future as we continue our effort to grow the game of golf globally through the Faldo Series.”
BGGA had four more students competing in the event. Niels Schmidlin finished 9th in the Boys Under 16 Division with rounds of 71, 77 and 74 for a 9-over 222. Ying Ting Hsieh had rounds of 72, 76 and 75 for a T9 finish in the Girls Under 16 Division. Egor Zotov finished T12 in the Boys Under 16 Division and Cynthia Tu finished 14 in the Girls Under 16 Division.
BGGA students qualified to play in the event via their finish at the IJGT Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final event at Bella Collina in November 2017.
Recognized 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 champions include Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy, both multiple Major winners.
The 2017-18 Faldo Series Asia season was supported by The R&A and endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation. The International Junior Golf Academy is a partner of the Faldo Series.