Rising Golf Star Wins Women’s class in Prestigious Grand Final

Ana Dawson pictured with Sir Nick Faldo, MBE, at the awards presentation in Abu Dhabi.

Isle of Man, local golfing talent, Ana Dawson has won the women’s class at the prestigious Faldo Series Grand Final, which took place in Abu Dhabi from the 1st to the 3rd of November and finished seventh overall.

Ana finished the tournament with an impressive final score of six-under-par after the third and final round of the contest.

The Faldo Series offers junior golfers the chance to compete against other up-and-coming talents from around the globe, with the aim of developing and nurturing future talent. Having previously topped the leaderboard earlier in the year in Rhyl, Wales. Ana then qualified for the Faldo Series Grand Final event, which enables competitors to play under professional tournament conditions against all other winners of the International Faldo Series events.

Speaking about Ana’s latest success, Tim Eve, Deputy Chairman of the Knox group of companies commented: “Huge congratulations to Ana from all of us at the Knox Group. The Faldo Series is a fantastic opportunity for talented individuals to gain international exposure and top-level playing conditions. Ana once again has demonstrated her talent and gained further recognition for herself within the International golfing arena. We are excited to see what success Ana enjoys next.”

Speaking with Ana, post-tournament, she commented: “Getting the opportunity to play in the Faldo Grand Final was amazing, not only was I exposed to playing against new competition from around the world, but it also gave me the chance to play a different style of golf course, meet Sir Nick Faldo and his caddie, Fanny Sunesson and compete in a new environment.

The Faldo Final has put me in good stead heading into the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School next month, where I hope to earn my tour card and turn professional at the beginning of next year. 2022 has been the best year of my amateur career and to top it off by winning the women’s class and finishing seventh overall, as possibly my last event as an amateur, makes it even better. I would also personally like to thank the Knox Group for all of their support this year.”