Secret Harbour Golf Links Trainee Dale Howie will defend his ADH Club Car WA PGA Trainee Championship title this weekend when the state Trainee competition returns to Wembley Golf Course.

Dale HowieThe Old Course, at the home of the WA PGA and recently opened PGA Learning for Centre Performance, will host the 72nd WA PGA Trainee Championship from 8-10 September where 43 Trainees will play for a share of the $20,000 prize purse.

Howie, who also claimed the 2018 WA Order of Merit (OOM) and WA Trainee Foursomes Championship, has not let recent injuries halt his preparations for this week’s event.

“I’ve only just returned to playing from the injury so I have realistic expectations,” Howie said.

“That said I’m looking forward to competing again at this level against both the new WA Trainees and also the interstate competitors.”

A strong field of talent will vie for this year’s title and while Howie remains a hot chance of retaining his crown, WA Trainee Captain and current WA OOM leader Ethan Andrews will be a tough competitor.

Ultimate Golf Competition“I’m feeling confident and really looking forward to playing the Championship at Wembley Golf Course again and try to build on my OOM lead,” Andrews said.

“This course produces great scoring from Trainees so with a stellar field, I’m expecting the winning score to be pretty low this week.”

With 21 Trainees from interstate making the trip, all will be trying to replicate what Adam Burdett did in 2016 and take the trophy back to the east coast.

Matthew Grenot (NSW Captain), Bradley Ward (NSW) and Victorian Kieran Vogels are three that could make this happen.

Round one, which will incorporate the sponsors day, kicks off on Sunday at 12pm AWST at Wembley Golf Course. Keep up to date with all the action and live scoring at www.pga.org.au.