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Ben Evans secures place at Wales Open

The current Faldo Series International Trophy Champion, Ben Evans, has been invited to play at The Celtic Manor Wales Open next week, following a personal request from Nick Faldo to the tournament’s organiser and main sponsor, The Celtic Manor Resort. This will be Ben’s first appearance in a professional event, but Nick will be on hand for some valuable advice, as he is also scheduled to play in the tournament.

Ben has been a member of Team Faldo since the beginning of the year, following his success in the inaugural Faldo Series International Trophy. The event was played in January at the Hong Kong Golf Club and brought young players from the UK and Europe together with their Asian peers for the first time. Ben topped a very strong field and caught Nick’s eye as a potential Team Faldo member.

“I’m really excited at the prospect of playing in my first tour event,” said Ben after the announcement. “Team Faldo’s support this year has been invaluable to me and I would like to thank Nick and The Celtic Manor Resort for arranging this invite on my behalf.”

Nick commented: “Ben’s win out in Hong Kong proved that he is a genuine talent and I’m delighted that we’ll be appearing in The Celtic Manor Wales Open together. I think this will be an extremely valuable experience for him and a great opportunity to get a taste of the highs and lows of a real Tour event.”

The event is to be held at The Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport in South Wales, a venue that Ben visited for a Team Faldo training session with Nick earlier this month. The resort has been named as the new home of the Faldo Series and will also host the tournament’s next three finals – the first of which will be on September 18th this year. The Celtic Manor Resort stood out as the perfect venue for the Faldo Series due to its excellent golfing facilities.


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