Bishops Gate Golf Academy’s Daniel Song and Anne Yu won the boys and girls division at the IJGT’s Faldo Series Florida Championship at BGGA’s course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The win qualified each player for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final from November 23-25, 2017 at Bella Collina Club in Montverde, Fla.
Song posted a 9-under 207, besting the boys field by seven strokes, with rounds of 67, 74 and 66. Song’s first round included seven birdies and two bogeys. In the final round, Song had four birdies and one eagle.
Song’s strength showed on the par 5s as he was a combined 7 under on the par 5s through all three rounds.
BGGA’s Hiroshi Tai finished in second at 2-under 214 with rounds of 73, 72 and 69.
Yu won the girls division with a 6-over 222. Yu posted rounds of 75, 74 and 73 to best the field by one stroke. Yu took advantage of the par 3s as she was 2 under on the par 3s through all three rounds.
BGGA’s Annie Kim finished in second at 7-over 223 with rounds of 81, 69 and 73.
The Faldo Series Florida Championship was used as an assessment tournament for the BGGA coaching staff to assess student’s ability to perform under pressure on the course. The findings will play a part in their individual student blueprints being developed this week.