Top event has Tweed flavour

? COOLANGATTA Tweed Golf Club's Murray Petrie with the Tweed's Scott Gardiner, a past winner of the Lake Macquarie Amateur Golf Championship, welcome prequalifying for the event to Tweed Heads. D90149bo Golf

THE Lake Macquarie Amateur Golf Championship, held over 72 holes at Belmont Golf Club, Newcastle is one of the biggest amateur events in Australia and this year it has a Tweed flavour.

For the first time a pre-qualifying event for the prestigious competition will be held outside the Newcastle area - at CoolangattaTweed Heads Golf Club.

The pre-qualifying competition will be held on December 12 ahead of the LMAC which runs from January 27-30. The LMAC has a proud tradition, with the winners list reading like a who's who of world golf.

Tweed's own Scott Gardiner is part of the prestigious list which includes Rodger Davis, Jack New- ton and American Curt Byrum along with Stephen Leaney and Geoff Ogilvy.

In the past the event has also attracted other top players including Scot Colin Montgomerie and Fijian Vijay Singh.

Pre-qualifying event organiser Gary Tozer said the club was proud to be involved in such a prestigious event.

"This pre-qualifying tournament is a great opportunity for the Northern NSW and Queensland amateurs to gain entry into one of the most highly regarded amateur tournaments in Australia," he said.

Entries for the pre-qualifying event close on Friday, November 26. For further information contact the Belmont Gold Club website.

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