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Thursday, September 03, 2009

SAM MATTON OFF TO BRAZIL AFTER FALDO

SERIES VICTORY AT VALE OF GLAMORGAN

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Sam Matton of Swindon overcame treacherous weather conditions to shoot a two-round total of 152 and win the Faldo Series UK Championship at The Vale of Glamorganís Wales National Golf Course by four strokes.
Supported by The R&A, the European Tour and the PGA, the sixth UK Championship of the year featured some exceptionally challenging weather, reflected by Mattonís winning six-over-par total with rounds of 74 and 78, but the 21-year-old best coped with the conditions to achieve his well-deserved victory against some of the best young golfing talent from the region.
In his fifth year as a member of the Faldo Series, Matton will now travel to this yearís Faldo Series Grand Final in Brazil for the first time, together with the four other age-category winners from The Vale of Glamorgan. Nick Faldo will host his thirteenth Grand Final at Itanhanga Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro on 28 Ė 30 October, giving all participants the opportunity to meet and draw inspiration from the six-time Major winner.
Winners from The Vale of Glamorgan (all qualify for the Faldo Series Grand Final in Brazil):
Boys U21
Sam Matton Bowood Swindon +1 152 +6
Boys U18
Sam Morgan Bristol and Clifton Bristol 2 158 +12
Boys U16
Ryan Davies The Vale of Glamorgan Aberdare 3 160 +14
Girls U21
Lucy Williams Mid Herts Wheathampstead 0 158 +8
Girls U16
Kyra Horlock Broadstone Wimborne 3 173 +23

For a full list of results and information on the Faldo Series visit www.nickfaldo.com

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