Lloyd Lands Faldo Series title at Hollinwell
Kyson Lloyd of Wellingborough won the eighth and final Faldo Series UK Championship of the 2012 season at Hollinwell Golf Club in Nottinghamshire. The 20-year-old Englishman fired a tournament-low 67 on day one and followed it up with a 75 in wet weather to win by four.
“This is undoubtedly the best victory of my career so far,” said Lloyd, who qualifies for the 16th Faldo Series Grand Final at Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland on September 11-13. “Every part of my game was in great condition this week and hopefully I can carry this form on to the final in two weeks’ time.”
Other age-group winners heading to the World Amateur Golf Ranking event at Lough Erne are Arrun Singh Brar of Bramshaw (Boys’ Under-16) and Cosby’s Alastair Kinnaird (Boys’ Under-18). Joining them will be the two top girls, Melissa Nicol of Moor Hall and Fulford’s Charlotte Austwick, a finalist back in 2007.
Supported by The R&A, the European Tour and Lough Erne Resort, the 2012 Faldo Series Europe schedule features a record 20 tournaments in 14 countries including six in England plus others in Bahrain, Ireland, Chile, the Czech Republic, Greece, Wales, Austria, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovakia and Russia.
Established in 1996, 38 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 28 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
Leading final scores: Boys’ Under-21: 142 – Kyson Lloyd (Wellingborough) 67-75; 146 – Matt Hill (Leighton Buzzard). Boys’ Under-18: 147 – Alastair Kinnaird (Cosby) 70-77; 149 – Robert Salter (Hintlesham) 72-77; 150 – Michael Dewsbury (Brocton Hall) 73-77, Christopher Vince (Haverhill) 77-73. Boys’ Under-16: 149 – Arrun Singh Brar (Bramshaw) 72-77; 150 – Sam Henfrey (Whittle Bury Park) 73-77; 151 – Reece Samson (Worksop) 74-77. Girls’ Under-21: 154 – Melissa Nicol (Moor Hall) 76-78; 155 – Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 76-79; 161 – Tabitha Brain (Gog Magog) 79-82.
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