Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Young Scottish pro trio bid for Welsh

Open title at Bull Bay, Anglesey

A trio of Scottish golf pros will bid for glory at this month’s Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Welsh Open Young PGA Professional Championship.
Airdrie’s Christopher Tierney, Stirlingshire’s Lee Mackie and Belfry-based Brodie Macdonald will be the full extent of the Tartan Army making the trek to Wales’ most northerly golf club – Bull Bay.
They will be among 120 professionals from all over the UK & Ireland descending on the Anglesey club for the second year running from April 22-23.
This year’s event, which has a £12,500 prize fund plus entry to the SWALEC Wales Challenge Tour event and Welsh Open PGA Championship for the winner, is again expected to be a tough affair according to Bull Bay head professional John Burns.
“The course is only 6,200 yards long but the pro who won last year did so with level par which shows you can’t rip it up,” said Burns.“In a day and age when courses are being stretched to 7,500 yards, it shows that this course is a good challenge and a very fair test.”
The event sees the launch to the PGA national tournament schedule as well as Ryder Cup Wales’ summer of golf.
Rob Holt, chief executive of Ryder Cup Wales 2010, said: “We’re very pleased to be back at Bull Bay for a second year, kicking off yet another exciting Summer of Golf from this most welcoming of clubs.
“We are grateful for the support of the Isle of Anglesey Council for what promises to be a strongly contested tournament.”
Full list of entries and competitor draw for the event at Bull Bay can be found under ‘Schedule, Scores and Results’ at
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