Sponsor invitations announced for Australian PGA

BY iseekgolf.com | Australasian PGA Tour | 2005 Australian PGA Championship | General | 11 Nov 2005
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The PGA of Australia today announced the Sponsor Invitations for this year’s Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship. They are:

  • Adam Bland
  • Brad Isles (NZ)
  • Bubba Watson (USA)
  • Choi Ho Sung (Korea)
  • Eric Ramsay (Scotland)
  • Kang Kyung Nam (Korea)
  • Lee In Woo (Korea)
  • Michael Sim
  • No Seok Park (Korea)
  • Shin Yong Jin (Korea)
  • Spencer Levin (USA)

South Australian Adam Bland was a first time winner on the Von Nida Tour this year with a win in the Western Australian PGA Championship. Adam has performed consistently this year on the Von Nida Tour and is currently in second place on the Von Nida Tour Order of Merit.

Brad Isles is a talented New Zealand amateur who turned professional this year and will no doubt be looking to fellow Kiwi Michael Campbell as a role model.

American Spencer Levin had a distinguished career as an amateur before turning professional on this 21st birthday at this year’s US Open. He finished as the number two ranked amateur in the world second behind Australia’s Michael Sim who also received an invitation to play in this event.

Scotsman Eric Ramsay is the current Australian Amateur Champion having won the 100th Championship in March this year at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Ramsay defeated Andrew Tampion 6 and 5 in the final. Ramsay turned professional in September this year.

21 year-old Michael Sim, from Western Australia, was the world top ranked amateur before turning professional earlier this month. It is expected Sim will make his professional debut in the Proton NSW Open before playing the Cadbury Schweppes Australian PGA Championship.

Bubba Watson recently earned a promotion from the US Nationwide Tour to the US PGA Tour in 2006 and is the longest driver on Tour – averaging a massive 338.3 yards – longer than John Daly and Tiger Woods.

The PGA has extended invitations to five of the top Korean PGA Professionals currently playing on the SBS Korean PGA Tour. No Seok Park is the highest ranked at No. 2 on the Korean PGA Order of Merit.

Source – PGA Australia

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