Urquhart Returns For Whitekirk Event

THE second event of the 2005 PGA EuroPro Tour, The Kronenbourg Classic, will take place at Scotland’s Whitekirk Golf Course this week.

A total of 150 players will head to North Berwick for the £40,000 tournament, which has been sponsored by Premium French Lager Kronenbourg.

Among the field will be former European Tour member Murray Urquhart, who makes a return to the PGA EuroPro Tour in his home country.

“I’m looking forward to the event,” said Urquhart, who finished 13th at last week’s Challenge Tour’s Firstplus Wales tournament.

“It’s three years since I played on the PGA EuroPro Tour, and a similar amount of time since I played here at Whitekirk, but I’m told the course is in its best ever condition.

“I had four or five weeks off recently and I’ve been practising hard back in Inverness, but it’s good to be back playing.

“My performance in Wales was fairly promising, and it’s about playing as much as possible at the moment.”

Urquhart’s fellow Scot, Graham Gordon, was also tied for 13th place in Wales last weekend, with Keiran Staunton heading north after finishing equal 31st at the tournament.

In Monday’s Pro-Am at Whitekirk, Drumpellier’s Graham Rankin recovered from hitting three bogeys to score a five-under-par round of 67.

The former British Amateur champion finished one shot clear of invitational player Paul Wardell – the Whitekirk professional who will play in the event at his home course this week.

Australian Daniel Gaunt, who finished second at The PartyPoker.com Classic a fortnight ago, will hope to go one better this time after missing out on the final hole in the opening event.

The full draw will be available on [url=http://www.europrotour.com]www.europrotour.com[/url] on Tuesday afternoon.


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