From: Professional Golfers' Association
Published: Mon Apr 04 2005

A superb entry of around 100 players from the PGA’s South Region will be bidding for places at Camberley Heath on Thursday (April 21) in their flagship championship.

The £78,000 Glenmuir Club Professional Championship, sponsored for the 13th year by the Scottish golf leisurewear company, will be played over Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in mid-June, and around 20 qualifying places will be up for grabs at Camberley (the exact figure won’t be known until the day of the competition).

One player who’s had plenty of practice recently is former PGA Cup man, Paul Simpson from the West Berks club near Newbury. In a bid to raise money for the Tsunami appeal, Paul covered four rounds over his home course in four hours 32 minutes, helped along by his father driving a buggy. And his scores weren’t too bad either – 71, 71, 70 and another 71. He raised nearly £1,500.

At a less hectic pace on Thursday, Paul should comfortably be among those reaching the 72-hole final in Lincolnshire, worth £10,000 to the winner and a guaranteed place in the 10-man PGA Cup team to play the United States (the club pros’ version of the Ryder Cup) at the K Club, Dublin in September.

Others with every chance of advancing to the final are Alan Lovelace (Merrist Wood College), a regional Order of Merit winner last year at the Drift club; Paul Lyons (Sweetwoods Park, Edenbridge), the region’s captain and a former European Tour player; and Rob Edwards from Lee-on-the-Solent, who led the qualifiers here two years ago with a four-under 68.
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