Over 70 top junior golfers will see action in the Faldo Philippine Qualifying beginning today at the Beverly Place Golf and Country Club in New Mexico, Pampanga.
Among the notable players competing are Jolo Magca- layo, Carl Corpus and Ru- pert Zaragosa.
Champion of each division in the qualifying category will enter the Faldo Series Asia to be hosted by six-time Major champion Nick Faldo at Mission Hills, Shenzhen, China in March 2016.
Besides the qualifying tournament, 30 golfers are expected to participate in non-qualifying matches. In the non-qualifying category, champions and runners-up will receive trophies.
Some of Faldo Series past winners are Rory McIlroy, Yani Tseng, Nick Dougherty, Oliver Fisher, Marc Warren, John Parry, Rashid Khan, Melissa Reid, Florentyna Parker and Carly Booth.
In 1996, Faldo started the Faldo Series to give opportunity to young people through golf and to discover and nurture future champions. Editions of the tournament are held in 30 countries worldwide. More than 7,000 young golfers benefit from the Faldo Series program each year.
Golf players 12 to 21 years old are eligible to join the series.
JEAN RUSSEL V. DAVID