Dream edges nearer

LOM­BARD TRO­PHY

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

TWO pro golfers from South Bucks, and their am­a­teur part­ners, are one step away from fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Europe’s Ry­der Cup he­roes.

Si­mon Quil­liam and Craig Gor­nall, club pros at Flack­well Heath and South Buck­ing­hamshire, re­spec­tively, are on the verge of an ap­pear­ance in the Lom­bard Tro­phy fi­nal at Gle­nea­gles with their part­ners, Evan Kuguru and Michael Parkin­son.

Kuguru, an IT con­sul­tant from High Wy­combe, teed up a chance to tread the fair­ways of the PGA Cen­te­nary Course in Septem­ber when he won his club qual­i­fy­ing com­pe­ti­tion at Flack­well with a nett score of 66, while Parkin­son, a dec­o­ra­tor from Slough, did like­wise at South Bucks, with a nett score of 62.

They now ad­vance to the re­gional fi­nal at Royal Ash­down For­est Golf Club on July 20, where they will com­pete against up to 70 other clubs for the chance to se­cure one of 16 prized spots avail­able for the 36-hole grand fi­nal. The tour­na­ment has a to­tal prize fund of £80,000 and at­tracts en­tries from up­wards of 700 clubs across Bri­tain and Ire­land.

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