A chance to play with pros at NZ Open

Central Otago Mirror - - FOOD FOR THOUGHT - STAFF REPORTER

Play­ing with the likes of YE Yang, Ryan Fox and Michael Hendry is a chance most am­a­teur golfers would jump at.

Now they can. Co-host Mill­brook Re­sort has an­nounced it will award a NZ Open Chal­lenge pro-am spot to one lucky golfer.

Lo­cal golfers from Ar­row­town, Kelvin Heights, Alexan­dra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Lake Hawea and Clyde golf clubs have been in­vited to chal­lenge for the once-in- a-life­time op­por­tu­nity in a qual­i­fy­ing round at their re­spec­tive clubs held be­fore February 23.

Mill­brook Chal­lenge tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Al­lan McKay was de­lighted to be able to of­fer the op­por­tu­nity.

One golfer from each club would be cho­sen out of golfers who had 30 or more sta­ble­fords fol­low­ing their qual­i­fy­ing round.

Those seven would then meet in a one-hole de­cider at Mill­brook’s Coronet Nine on February 25.

The win­ner would re­ceive two days play at Mill­brook and The Hills with a pro­fes­sional player in the Open Chal­lenge. The six other fi­nal­ists would get a round of golf for two.

A pro­fes­sional field of 144 play­ers will play the first two rounds of the NZ Open al­ter­nately at Mill­brook Re­sort and The Hills be­fore the sec­ond round cut of 60 plays the fi­nal two rounds at Mill­brook.

The tour­na­ment also hosts 144 am­a­teur play­ers.

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