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Butler tops PGA Pro Championship Midlands qualifying

Mark Butler dominated the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professional Championship Midlands qualifying event at Little Aston Golf Club. Sedgley-based Butler backed up his own prediction that he could top the leaderboard after carding a five-under-par round of 67 at the Birmingham venue.

He finished three shots ahead of his nearest challengers which included host pro Brian Rimmer. They will join 14 other qualifiers at the £91,500 Grand Final which will be held at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club in Somerset from 2 to 5 June. Butler represented the Mark Butler Golf Academy which is affiliated to Penn Golf Club where he is the head professional.

Butler reached the final two years ago and is already relishing this year’s showpiece stating, “I like the sound of Burnham, I think that’d suit me and I’m looking forward to playing the course and staying in form.”