BGGA’s William Parker Wins IJGT Faldo Series South Carolina Championship

BGGA’s William Parker took the boys title at the IJGT Faldo Series South Carolina Championship at Legends Golf Course at Parris Island and qualified for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final. Parker defeated fellow BGGA student Jack Tucker and Kotaro Murata in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff with a birdie on the par-5 second hole.

Parker, Tucker and Murata finished the 54-hole event tied at 3-under 141. Parker fired a 68 and 73, while Jack Tucker had rounds of 70 and 71.

Parker’s strength showed on the par 5s as he played them in 7 under during the event. Tucker also excelled on the par 5s with a 4.50 average on those holes.

BGGA’s Diego Cordova finished fifth at even par 144.

In the girls division, BGGA’s Ying-Ting Hsieh finished second with a 8-over 152. Hsieh shot rounds of 75 and 77 with her strength showing on the par 5s as she was 5 under on the par 5s.

BGGA’s Rose Baral finished in fourth at 15-over 159.

Based on the U16 and U18 age divisions, William Parker, Diego Cordova, Jack Tucker, Ying-Ting Hsieh, Rose Baral, Maria Fedorowycz and Chiara Arya qualified for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final at Bella Collina in Montverde, Fla. on November 23-25, 2017.