Five BGGA Students Qualify for Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

Five Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) students will play in the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at the Faldo designed course in Da Nang, Vietnam from March 1-3, 2018.

The students earned the invitation based on their finish at the IJGT Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final played at Bella Collina Golf Club in Montverde, Fla. from November 23-25, 2017. BGGA students won all of the categories sweeping the Asia Grand Final invites.

BGGA’s Annie Kim won the Girls U18 Division with a 1-over 217. Kim put together rounds of 70, 73 and 74 to distance herself from the field. Kim won by 10 shots. Kim, from South Korea, is a senior and has signed to play golf on Vanderbilt University’s women’s golf team.

BGGA’s Egor Zotov won the Boys U16 Division with a 9-under 207 after rounds of 71, 69 and 67. He led the field by three shots. Zotov, from Russia, is a junior and in his second year at BGGA.

BGGA’s Niels Schmidlin also earned an invitation by finishing second in the Boys U16 Division. Schmidlin, from Switzerland, shot a 6-under 210 with rounds of 69, 70 and 71.

BGGA’s Ying-Ting Hsieh won the Girls U16 Division with a 3-under 213. Hsieh, from China, had rounds of 72, 72 and 69 to lead the field by eight shots.

Also making the trip is BGGA’s Cynthia Tu who placed second in the Girls U16 Division with a 5-over 221. Tu came to BGGA this fall from Vienna, Virginia.

The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) partnered with the Faldo Series in the Fall of 2017 to bring the world stage to domestic golfers across the United States. Through this partnership, IJGT and the Faldo Series are giving junior golfers the opportunity to put themselves on the map with the best players in the world.