Bush Hill Park’s Khush Patel will qualify for the 18th Faldo Series Grand Final after winning the Faldo Series England South Championship.
Bush Hill Park’s Khush Patel closed with a level-par round of 71 to win the Faldo Series England South Championship by one shot from George Williams.
15-year old Patel and Williams, (Boys’ Under-21) now both qualify for the eighteenth Faldo Series Grand Final, which Sir Nick Faldo will host at The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA in October.
Winner Patel said, “I am really excited about playing the Old White TPC course at The Greenbrier and competing against some of the best players from around the world.
“I am also looking forward to spending time with Sir Nick and hopefully learning more about how professionals’ course manage and strategize.”
Patel will make his first appearance at The Greenbrier in West Virginia in October along with the first round leader Louis Lazarus, who closed with a one-over par 72 to win the Boys’ Under-18 division.
The final two qualifying spots went to three-time former finalist Miranda Brain, who won the Girls’ division ahead of runner-up Lauren Horsford.
Supported by The R&A, ISPS Handa, The European Tour and The Greenbrier the 2014 Faldo Series Europe schedule features 17 tournaments in 15 countries including three in England plus others in Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Chile, Wales, Brazil, Scotland, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and the USA.
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 of the prestigious tournament include Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.
For full scores and results from the Faldo Series England South Championship visit http://www.faldoseries.info/tic/tmtic.cgi. You can also follow the Faldo Series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/faldoseries and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/faldoseries.