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Faldo Series returns to Lough Erne Resort

Olivia Mehaffey of Northern Ireland receives her Faldo Series Girls Under-16 runner-up trophy from Sir Nick Faldo (right) and The PGA of Americas Suzy Whaley (left) at The Greenbrier, USA in October 2013.

Olivia Mehaffey of Northern Ireland receives her Faldo Series Girls Under-16 runner-up trophy from Sir Nick Faldo (right) and The PGA of Americas Suzy Whaley (left) at The Greenbrier, USA in October 2013.

The Faldo Series Ireland Championship will return to Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh on April 1-2, 2014.

Last year’s event saw a record number of participants and an even bigger field is predicted for 2014.

Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down) won the tournament in 2013 before finishing second in the Girls’ division in the Grand Final in October. 
“The Faldo Course at Lough Erne is one of the country’s best and I am looking forward to returning to the resort to defend my title in April,” said the 16-year-old.

“The Grand Final at The Greenbrier was amazing, I’m determined to qualify again and go one better this year.”

Golfers aged 12 to 21 will line up in the seventh Ireland Championship, to be played over two rounds on the Faldo Course at Lough Erne.

The field will be divided into four age-groups – three for boys and one for girls – and the winners of each division will join Sir Nick

Faldo at the season-ending 18th Faldo Series Grand Final, a 54-hole World Amateur Golf Ranking event.

Supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa and the European Tour, five Faldo Series tournaments across England, Scotland and Wales have already been announced for 2014 and dates are set to be confirmed for events in Abu Dhabi, Chile, the Czech Republic, Austria, Brazil, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Greece.

Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.

Golfers born in 1993 or later wishing to enter the Faldo Series Ireland Championship at Lough Erne Resort on April 1-2 should email legolfshop@lougherneresort.com or visitwww.lougherneresort.com before entries close on March 21.

For more information on the Faldo Series visit www.nickfaldo.com. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/faldoseries.

 

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