British International School, Phuket’s ‘Super Six’ sports series will kick off this weekend with the 2019-20 Faldo Series Thailand Championship at Laguna Golf Phuket.

Running from 28-29 September, the 36-hole stroke/play event will be hosted by BISP in conjunction with Laguna Golf Phuket. Eight BISP students will join an international field of 100 junior competitors aged 12 to 21.

BISP male golfer

Year 11 golfer, Sebastian Sawtell

Making her debut for BISP will be Year 7 student Veronica Man. Before joining the school this year, Veronica played in top junior-level tournaments in her native Canada and the USA. Also lining up for the event will be BISP golfers Sebastian, Damon, Chloe, Tiger, Darren, Focus and Kai.

BISP female golfer

Year 7 golfer, Veronica Man

BISP Golf Academy Head Coach, Oliver Bates, believes the tournament will be a great learning experience for the young BISP squad. “The next few years will be a development phase for many of our athletes, but they have huge potential, so I’m anticipating some great future success for these players,” he said.

The Thailand Championship is one of many Faldo Series qualifying events taking place throughout Asia ahead of the 14th Asian Grand Final in Vietnam in March 2020.

Former winners of the Grand Final include Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, as well as BISP’s very own Napat (Toy) Paramacharoenroj who claimed the prestigious series championship in 2017. Toy gained his professional tour card earlier this year and is currently playing on the All Thailand Golf Tour.

For more information on the BISP Golf Academy, please contact [email protected]