CARBON TEE-UP SUPPORT FOR PERTHSHIRE GOLF EVENT
BLAIRGOWRIE Golf Club is ready to host the opening event on the 2022 Tartan Pro Tour.
Past Open winner Paul Lawrie will again tee-up in the £20,000 “Blairgowrie Perthshire Masters” supported by long-time Perthshire Chamber of Commerce member Carbon Financial.
Fife-based Ryan Campbell, who is a club member, will be defending his 2021 title at the two-day tournament on April 11 and 12 over the Lansdowne Championship Course.
European Tour player David Law is among the field of Scottish professionals counting down to the start of the new domestic season.
Blairgowrie honorary member Bradley Neil, who tasted a season on the European Tour four years ago, will tee-up along with 2021 Tartan Pro Tour Order of Merit winner Kieran Cantley and individual event winners Sam Locke, Neil Fenwick, Michael Stewart and Lloyd Saltman.
Former Tour players Craig Lee, Andrew Oldcorn and Chris Doak will be competing, with Dundonald Links pro Euan Walker and past European Tour competitor Scott Henry in the frame.
Ryder Cup star Lawrie created the Tartan Pro Tour to provide Scottish pros with a competitive schedule and a stepping stone towards the European Tour, where young talent like Robert MacIntyre, Calum Hill, Grant Forrest, Connor Syme and most recently Qatar Masters winner Ewen Ferguson have been making their mark.
Gordon Wilson, managing director of Carbon Financial - who are long-time sponsors of Tour star Richie Ramsay - said: “We were delighted to join businesses supporting Paul’s Tartan Pro Tour last year and we are looking forward to the Blairgowrie Perthshire Masters getting the 2022 schedule under way.”
Blairgowrie managing secretary and GB&I captain Stuart Wilson, who was assisting captain Lawrie as a selector for last year’s Junior Ryder Cup team before it fell victim to the pandemic, said club greenkeeping staff had been hard at work preparing the Lansdowne course.
“Obviously it is very early in the season –- our opening day was at the weekend - but Craig Stewart and his team have got the course in excellent condition.
“The feedback from the pros last year was hugely positive and we are looking forward to welcoming another strong field competing for the Blairgowrie Perthshire Masters title.”
The 2022 Tartan Pro Tour schedule includes Montrose Links, Royal Dornoch, Kilmarnock Barassie and Dundonald Links, with the leading player after five events qualifying for the Farmfoods Scottish Challenge Tour event at Newmachar in May.
Other venues include Panmure, St Andrews, Ladybank, Leven, Renaissance and the October finale at Carnoustie.
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