Gloucestershire’s Nick Day will defend his title when the Logan Trophy is played next week at The Leicestershire Golf Club.
The English Men’s Open Mid-Amateur, to give its full name, has attracted a full field of players and promises plenty of great golf when is played from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 July.
Last year Day, from Henbury, produced a command performance, winning by nine-shots at Long Ashton in Gloucestershire. He has recently won his fifth county championship, warning his rivals that he’s on good form.
But he can expect plenty of competition in an event which frequently produces a grandstand finish. The field includes past winners Stephen Jensen (Woburn) and Tom Burley (Burnham & Berrow) as well as Matt Wilcox (North Hants), a past British mid-am winner.
There’s lots of interest for the host club, which is fielding four players: Mark Birkenshaw, Mark Scarrett, Alan Martinez and Philip Thomason.
They will have the benefit of local knowledge over the parkland course, with its many trees and fine quality greens. Until last year, the course had no par fives, but the 6th and 9th holes have now been extended with new tees to challenge the players.
The championship is played over 54 holes. All competitors play 36 holes before the field is cut to the top 45 players and ties who qualify for the third day’s play.
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