After a strong showing last week on tour, Champions of Golf once again have their professionals in action this week across Europe.
To begin the week Scott Henry and Jason Palmer competed in the Rolex Trophy, one of the pinnacle events on the European Challenge Tour which boasts an elite reduced field for the tournament running unusually from Wednesday to Saturday. With no cut at the event both guys got four competitive rounds of golf under their belt ahead of a busy run in to close the season. The experience was invaluable and with Scott finishing T34th and Jason 40th they both maintain their positions in the Order of Merit.
Another of the Champions of Golf stable out in action last week was Gary Wolstenholme MBE who competed at Rockliffe Hall in the English Seniors Open where after opening rounds of 70 and 71 in difficult conditions Gary eventually finished in a tie for 32nd position.
Statistically the best performance of the week though came from one of the youngest members of the Champions stable, Neil Fenwick. Neil has had a very successful 2014 campaign so far and last week was no different finishing T11th at the World Poker Tour Invitational on the Hotelplanner.com EuroPro tour.
Traditionally Woburn has been a venue for strong performances from Gary. This week he returns to compete in the Travis Perkins PLC Senior Masters having finished 8th in 2013 and inside the top 5 in both 2010 and 2011. Currently residing in 28th position on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit after playing 6 events Gary will be hoping for another good finish this week, something which his great play hasn’t quite delivered yet in 2014.
With only two events to go before the season ending final in Egypt, the EuroPro Tour moves to The Oxfordshire for The PDC and World Snooker Open. Everyone in the field has their sights set on finishing inside the top 5 on the final Order of Merit to gain exemption onto the European Challenge Tour for 2015, and Neil is no exception. Currently in 14th position, Neil is only a couple of top 3 finishes away from breaking into the top 5 and with the penultimate venue one of his favourite courses, watch the space!
Scott Henry and Scott Arnold
The European Challenge Tour heads for Ireland this week for the second hosting of the Northern Ireland Open Challenge at Galgorm Castle. Entering the week in different ways, Scott Henry having played last week at the Rolex Trophy and Scott Arnold having had a week off to practice, both guys will want to follow in Dan Huizing’s footsteps and lift the Northern Ireland Open Challenge Trophy come Sunday afternoon.