Riverside Oaks’ Gangurru Course will play host to next week’s NSW & ACT PGA Trainee Championship, with 88 competitors making the journey to the Hawkesbury region from New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Defending Champion Frazer Droop returns to defend his 2018 title alongside fellow Trainee Championship winners Brayden Petersen (2019 Rich River Classic) and Dale Crothers (2019 Victorian Trainee Champion).
Travelling to Riverside Oaks from the Tailor-made Building Services Northern Territory PGA Championship, Droop will have his hands full going up against a high-quality field including Kogarah Golf Club Trainee, Mitchell Gannon.
“I have been lucky to do my traineeship under my dad David who has over 35 years experience in the industry,” said Gannon.
“He is a great role model and it has been a privilege to learn from him, both on and off the golf course.”
In addition to being accomplished players, both Droop and Gannon are currently completing their traineeships under the tutelage of their fathers who are longstanding and distinguished PGA Professionals.
Evan Droop has been the Head Professional at Yarrawonga Mulwala Resort for 15 years, while David Gannon is the resident Head Professional at Kogarah Golf Club, a position he has held for over a decade.
Gannon will be hoping his local knowledge combined with his recent run of form continues as he aims to edge out his more fancied interstate rivals.
Former Tour Professional and current Goulburn Golf Club Trainee, Luke Humphries, will be another player to watch, having already amassed two wins and 12, top-10 finishes in 2019.
The $40,000 72-Hole tournament will commence on Tuesday 27 August 2019 and conclude on Friday 30 August 2019.
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