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Gary Wolstenholme to play in Galgorm EuroPro event

Gary Wolstenholme
Gary Wolstenholme competed in five Walker Cups

England's most capped amateur golfer Gary Wolstenholme will be in the field at next week's Northern Ireland PGA EuroPro Open at Galgorm Castle.

Wolstenholme's amateur career included two British Amateur titles and a Walker Cup singles victory over Tiger Woods.

The 48-year-old then turned pro in advance of a move into the senior ranks and he is currently playing on the EuroPro circuit.

The tournament is the first EuroPro event to be staged in Northern Ireland.

The Galgorm field will also include the three Saltman brothers from Scotland.

Lloyd Saltman played in the 2007 Walker Cup at Royal County Down alongside Rory McIlroy and his brothers Elliot and Zack are also accomplished performers.

Another confirmed entry is Ian Keenan who won the Irish Masters Euro Pro event at Castle Dargan in Sligo earlier this month.

The EuroPro series is Europe's third-tier series behind the main tour and Challenge events and has provided the pro beginnings for many big name stars.

Galgorm Castle
The third green at Galgorm Castle, near Ballymena

The event will take place from 22/25 June at the Ballymena venue.

There will be a £40,000 prize fund with £10,000 going to the winner.

The pro-am on 22 June will double as this year's George Best Foundation fund-raiser which will see a gala dinner taking place the nearby Galgorm Resort & Spa in the evening.

The Galgorm Castle Northern Ireland PGA EuroPro Open will then begin in earnest on Wednesday 23rd with further rounds in the 54 hole event taking place on the Thursday and Friday.

Invariably, the EuroPro tour attracts players from all over the globe and hopefuls from South Africa, Australia, Europe as well as the UK and Ireland will be in the field.

The Galgorm event will have the look and feel of a regular European Tour event.

A tented village is being erected for the event and organisers have been working hard to attract a good turnout of spectators by making free tickets available from the club's website.

All around the championship venue, tournament leaderboards will be in operation to keep spectators up to date with the day's action.



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see also
Galgorm launch EuroPro PGA event
15 Mar 10 |  Golf
Galgorm will stage EuroPro event
31 Dec 09 |  Golf


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