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Teams progress to next round of Lombard Trophy

Martin Farbrack and PGA pro Aaron Galbraith of Sene Valley golf club and Peter Kiernan and PGA pro Martin Daniels of Gillingham golf club have advanced to the regional finals of the Lombard Trophy. They will now compete for one of the 16 spots available for the 36-hole grand final to be held at Gleneagles.

The tournament, now in its 30th year, attracts entries from upwards of 700 clubs across Great Britain and Ireland. Lombard has enjoyed a long association with the event, helping make it the biggest pro-am in Europe and originally sponsored the tournament from 1995 to 2006 before returning as headline sponsor in 2013.

The PGA National Pro-Am Championship has a total prize fund of £80,000, with the winning professional at the grand final taking home a cheque for £12,000. Last year’s winners (pictured) were PGA professional Ian Walley and amateur partner Ian Neal from Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derbyshire.

Richard Hemsley, managing director of Lombard stated, “We are delighted to be associated with the tournament, and wish all the regional finalists good luck as they try and win a place at Gleneagles. With the 2014 Ryder Cup taking place just three weeks after the Lombard Trophy, it gives the final an extra dimension with competitors able to soak up the build-up ahead of the European and American showdown.”