Tuesday, March 31, 2009

60 pros for SP Export golf

MORE than 60 professional golfers have registered to compete in this year’s South Pacific Export Golf Open from April 30 to May 3 at the Port Moresby Golf Club in Port Moresby.

Tournament director Bernie Morrisey said the increase in numbers clearly showed the popularity of this event amongst the professional ranks, and was largely due to the sponsorship of major sponsor SP Brewery.

The major sponsor has backed the event with a total commitment of K185, 000 for the second year and is also supported by a range of corporate sponsors.

“We are expecting over 190 golfers in total, including the defending champion Joshua Carmichael and last year’s runner-up Chris Taylor,” Morrisey said.

Past winners Troy Kennedy and Chris Downes will also be participating with a host of the region’s top seeded players including Brad Burns, Eddie Barr from Queensland, Heath Reed from Victoria and Richard Gallichan from New South Wales,” Morrisey added.

For only the second time in 15 years, the event will also field two Fijian players, Makesh Chand and Krishna Singh, in the biggest event of the PNG golf calendar.

Morrisey is also appealing to Port Moresby-based golfers and corporate friends of the PNG Golf Association and Port Moresby Golf Club to contact the organising committee through the Port Moresby Golf Club if they are willing to accommodate some of the professional players.

Interested golfers can contact the Port Moresby Golf Club on ph (675) 3255367 to obtain a nomination form and also confirm their eligibility to participate in the event.

Nomination forms have been sent out to all PNG golf clubs.

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