World Champion To Make Doncaster Appearance

WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPION Shaun Murphy will be among the players to take part in the Pro-Am ahead of the Doncaster Open at Owston Hall Golf Club next Wednesday.

The PGA EuroPro Tour returns to Doncaster in 2005, with the main tournament carrying a £50,000 prize fund for the World’s leading young players.

The 54-hole tournament, which begins on Thursday 23 June, will be preceded by the Pro-Am on Wednesday.

Leading the field will be World Snooker champion Shaun Murphy, a six-handicap golfer who is based in nearby Rotherham and stunned the sports world with his triumph at the Crucible Theatre in May.

He will play alongside Doncaster Mayor Martin Winter and PGA EuroPro Tour Chairman Barry Hearn.

“We’re delighted that Shaun will be joining us ahead of the Doncaster Open,” said Hearn.

“His father was a professional golfer and he himself is very handy, so I’m looking forward to an enjoyable day.

“It also gives me great pleasure to play with Martin Winter, the Mayor of Doncaster.

“Without the support of Martin and Doncaster Council, this tournament would not be possible and they have been great partners, along with Owston Hall, for this event.”

Snooker legend Steve Davis, Murphy’s snooker hero who was actually knocked out of the World Championship by the 23-year-old, will also join the field for the Doncaster Open Pro-Am.


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