Laguna Lang Co in Danang, Vietnam will host the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final for the first time this March 15-17. The 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final will gather more than 90 leading young golfers who qualified via Faldo Series Asia events from the Asia Pacific region, along with the the 2016 Faldo Series Europe Grand Final winners.
Results will count towards the World Amateur Golf Ranking (boys and girls) and host Sir Nick Faldo will invite each age-category champion (three boys, two girls) to compete in the 2017 Europe Grand Final. The overall boy and girl champion will play in a professional tour event.
“I have truly looked forward to bringing the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, to Vietnam and Laguna Lang Co, a course which I visit often and I am most proud of designing,” said six-time Major winner Faldo. “Our hosts at Laguna Lang Co and Banyan Tree Group are contributing greatly to growing opportunity through golf and developing tomorrow’s champions. In addition, some of the best young golfers in the world will now have the tremendous experience of visiting and enjoying golf and hospitality in Vietnam.”
“In line with Banyan Tree Group’s ethos of Embracing the Environment, Empowering People, Laguna Lang Co is committed to elevate the local golf scene with Sir Nick while showcasing Laguna Lang Co as a world-class golf destination of Vietnam at the 11th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final,” said Gavin Herholdt, managing director of Laguna Lăng Cô.
Played over 54 holes (with no cut), the format will be gross stroke-play with trophies awarded to the winner and runner-up in five categories: Boys’ Under-21, -18 and -16 and Girls’ Under-21 and -16. The Faldo Series Asia Trophy will be awarded to one overall champion, regardless of age or gender.
Established in 1996, Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year.
Designed by Faldo himself, Laguna Lang Co is one of the ‘must-play’ golf courses in Vietnam’s central coast area and is the first in the country to have Zoysia fairways and Tifeagle greens. The course is nestled between mountains and sea on a sandy strip of dune land that is perfect for golf.