The Faldo Series will welcome its largest ever field for the Europe Grand Final at Lough Erne Resort next week.
A total of 89 golfers from 19 countries will join Sir Nick Faldo in Northern Ireland for the 16th staging of the cherished tournament from September 11 to 13.
“The 2012 Grand Final will be a wonderful climax to a record year that has seen the Series visit 14 countries across the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and South America,” said the six-time major champion.
“With our Asia Grand Final winners also taking part, I’m looking forward to passing on my experience to our largest-ever field.”
Last year, Natalia Heckova became the first-ever Slovakian to win a Faldo Series title and qualified for the Asia Grand Final in China.
“Last year was a special experience and opened so many doors for me,” said the reigning Girls’ U16 champion.
“I can’t wait to get back to Lough Erne Resort, learn even more from Sir Nick and hopefully produce another strong performance.”
Competitors aged 12 to 21 will contest for the title over 54 holes on the Faldo-designed course at Lough Erne Resort. Faldo will then arrange for the leading overall boy and girl to play in a professional Tour event.
With the field divided into five age-groups – three for boys and two for girls – each age-group winner will also be invited by the Englishman to compete in the 2013 Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in China next March.
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 current World No.1 players Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng.