Reigning champion Nathan Green will headline a star-studded field of professional golfers in New South Wales at the Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Country Club Pro-Am.

Nathan GreenWith a prize purse of $40,000 the tournament stands as the state’s largest on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series schedule and as one of the most highly regarded among competitors.

Playing top golf on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and returning to defend his title, former US PGA TOUR winner Nathan Green is one competitor the Wagga Wagga Country Club are particularly pleased to see return to the field in 2019.

“We take pride in getting our champions back to defend their title and it’s wonderful to see Nathan in the field,” said John Turner, General Manager of Wagga Wagga Country Club.

Green, winner of the 2009 RBC Canadian Open, will be just one of many players in the field to have tasted success on the world stage.

Andre Stolz, Craig Parry, Peter O’Malley and Michael Long also feature in the 2019 line-up, while a host of ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia winners including Matthew Millar make this year’s field one of the strongest ever.

2018 runner-up Dimi Papadatos is also back in action, hoping to finish one better in 2019. Following a breakout season on the European Challenge Tour in 2018 including a victory at the Open de Portugal, Papadatos’ run of success continued at the Emirates Australian Open with a runner-up finish at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

Despite narrowly missing out on a 2019 European Tour card, Sydney-sider Papadatos is one to watch on home soil with the determination to finish atop the leaderboard in 2019.

With competition this tough, players will need to bring their A-game to Wagga Wagga Country Club while spectators should not miss the chance to see some of Australia’s best tee it up this season.

“The field for this year’s Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Country Club Pro-Am should excite local sports fans,” said Peter Welden, PGA NSW/ACT Tournament Coordinator.

“Some big names in Australian golf will be in action and with the course in great condition despite recent droughts it’ll be a great tournament to watch.”

The Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Country Club Pro-Am will be played from 28-29 March, 2019.

This event is sanctioned by the PGA of Australia on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series. Entry is free for this event.