A full field of national champions and tournament winners have gathered at Pravets Golf and Spa Resort in Bulgaria for the 2015 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe to battle it out for a €10,000 first prize and the coveted title.
The field includs PGA Professionals from 24 countries for the fifth iteration of the Championship since it was brought back to the Association’s calendar in 2011, competing across 72- holes of stroke play golf.
Competitors have qualified through the many local qualification events specified by each of the PGAs of Europe’s Member Country PGAs, as well as through their successes in the Association’s Sanctioned Events and other Championships across the past 12 months.
The lineup comprises many former European Tour and Challenge Tour members along with Professionals that have been long time representatives of their PGAs at past Championships.
Defending Champion Hugo Santos (Portugal) also returns seeking a record fourth win in the event, but 2014 second place, Ralph Miller (Holland), and third place, Russ Berry (England), will be looking to go a few places better, with a total of seven of last year’s top-10 returning.
Two PGA Professionals in the form of Paul Hendriksen and Michael Watson will represent England in the event hot off their historic first US-based win in the PGA Cup, the bi-annual GB&I versus USA match at CordeValle Golf Club, USA. Hendriksen is also coming off the back of the British PGA Professional Championship win that secured that PGA Cup place.
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