Pro-Am draws a super field

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BURGHLEY Park has a stunning entry list for its 2011 Pro-Am competiton.

The second year of the competition, due to begin next Friday, looks to be a sell out. The event, sponsored by Boongate Kia and jointly hosted by the Midlands PGA, has teams from all corners of the region entered to play.

With prize money for the professionals set at £4,000 and a hole-in-one-car to be won, the entry list for the professionals is outstanding.

Last year’s individual champion Neil Evans is defending his title and with Tom Rastall and the Burghley A team hoping to retain the team prize, this promises to be a fantastic event, with a high quality field.

Competition will be tough with 12 out of the top 20 in the Midlands PGA Order of Merit money list, including Paul Streeter, John-Paul Banbury, Mark Smith and Ian Walley, taking part and hoping to pick up the prizes, and maybe a course record.

l THE club’s Ladies 3 Ball Open on Sunday attracted a field of 93 from 26 different clubs.

Glorious weather and a fast running course made for good scoring and the players made the most of it.

First team out, locals Carole Hollman, Mary Sharpe and Gill Parkinson led with 74 points until half the field were in. Then came the eventual first and second placed teams, Kilworth Springs’ (Lutterworth) Sue Barker; Lorna Morris and Lesley Barnett with 78 who were one ahead of Sandy Rawlins; Sandra Mould and Wendy Tinker from Carholme (Lincoln).

l BURGHLEY’s A team’s “must win” home match proved elusive.

With the backbone of the team away on Nick Glover’s stag weekend the replacements but just couldn’t find the decisive shot.

There were wins for Tom Burgh/Dean Vaughan and Jason Clarke/Andrew Taylor. The half came from Dean Vaughan/Doug Watterson and it was either them or Paul Betts/Alex Cole (one down) who needed a shot to save the match but couldn’t find it on the day.