Now firmly at the business end of the European Challenge Tour season Scott Arnold and Scott Henry, Champions of Golf ambassadors, head to Ireland for the inaugural Volopa Irish Challenge hosted by Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort in County Carlow, Ireland.
Ryder Cup legend Christy O'Connor Jnr designed the course which was opened in 1996 and this year sees the first major professional event to be held there since its creation. The undulating greens and tree lined fairways will make the flat and relatively short course at only a smidgen over 7,000 yards, will still provide a stern test for all the visiting professionals.
Heading into the week in a strong position is Scott Henry, currently 14th on the Race to Oman Order of Merit Scott will be looking to further cement his place in the top 15 come the end of the season as he aims to make his way back to the main European Tour a feat he managed after winning the Kazakhstan Open in 2012 and finishing 14th on the Order of Merit eventually going on to make the biggest cheque of his professional career 12 months later at the Johnnie Walker Championships on home soil at Gleneagles.
Aussie Scott Arnold is hot on Henry's heels though as the season crescendos to a conclusion next month at the Tour Finals in Oman. Scott's bid to make the top 15 was strengthened significantly as he went on to claim the 2015 Cordon Golf Open title this year and he now finds himself only 9 spots adrift of the man precariously in 15th position, Borja Virton Astudillo.
Scott Arnold begins round one on Thursday 8th October from the 10th tee at 08.40 alongside Ryan Evans and Haydn Porteous. He then tees up alongside the same two players the following day for round two getting underway at 13.00 from the 1st tee.
The first round for Scott Henry also begins at 08.40 from the back nine 10th tee with playing partners Sean Einhaus and Carlos Aguilar. For the second round on Friday before the cut on Saturday, he also plays with Carlos and Sean from the 1st tee at 13.00.
As always best of luck to both Scott's in Ireland.