Tees up as pro-am trophy final looms closer

AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - MAY 5:  Stuart Reekie  in action at the Powerade PGA Assistants Championship Scottish Regional Qualifier at Auchterarder Golf Club  on May 5, 2008 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Roddy Scott/Getty Images)
AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND - MAY 5: Stuart Reekie in action at the Powerade PGA Assistants Championship Scottish Regional Qualifier at Auchterarder Golf Club on May 5, 2008 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Roddy Scott/Getty Images)

Two East Renfrewshire golf pros have their sights on the big prize final of a coveted trophy of the golfing world in Gleneagles later in the year.

They’ll first have to get over the last hurdle of the regional finals at Pollok golf club next month.

Stuart Reekie, East Renfrewshire gold club pro, will play with amateur team mate Colin Graham to advance to the final of the prestigious Lombard Trophy, as will Williamwood PGA professional Stewart Marshall with his amateur partner Alex Forsyth.

Both teams 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, with a prize pot of £80,000.

Ian Isaac, head of sales at Lombard, said: “This year’s Lombard Trophy promises to be another exciting competition.”

The PGA National Pro-Am Championship has a total prize fund of £80,000.

The winning professional at the grand final will take home a cheque for £12,000.