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Formidable field set to compete in Moon Gate Tour Championship at Port Royal

Brian Morris (left) Nick Jones (centre) and Scott Roy are among the professionals competing in the inaugural Moon Gate Tour Championship opener at Port Royal Golf Course. (Photo supplied).

A formidable field of 30 professional and amateur golfers will be keen to make early inroads in the inaugural Moon Gate Tour, which officially begins at Port Royal Golf Course tomorrow.

Among the field competing in the 18-hole medal event are Bermuda Professional Golfers Association Championship and Johnnie Walker Classic champions Nick Jones and Jarryd Dillas, as well as Tour co-founder Chaka DeSilva, Brian Morris and Damian Palanyandi, who all competed in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship last year.

Highly-decorated professional Dwayne Pearman and multiple amateur champion Will Haddrell are also in the mix.

“I think the response to our first event has been very positive,” DeSilva said. “More than half of the players who competed in the Local Qualifier last October are in the field tomorrow, as well as all five of the locally based Bermudians who have participated in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

“The weather forecast looks great, so I’m expecting to see a bunch of birdies and some good scores out there.”

The developmental golf tour was created to afford more competitive opportunities for local professional and low handicap amateur players.

A total of seven 18-hole medal events are scheduled to be held from February 25, with the season to conclude in September with a 36-hole Tour Championship.

The Tour will alternate between the public golf courses ‒ Port Royal and Ocean View – for its inaugural season, with monthly events being played on Friday afternoons.

All Moon Gate Tour events will be scratch competitions, or gross only, and will be contested by a maximum of 36 participants for each event, of which up to 18 can be professionals.

The balance of the field will be comprised of amateur golfers with the lowest GHIN handicap indexes at the close of entries. There will be no handicap limit, with priority going to those amateur entrants with the lowest indexes.

For further details visit @moongatetour on Instagram or e-mail moongatetour@gmail.com

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Published February 25, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated February 25, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Formidable field set to compete in Moon Gate Tour Championship at Port Royal

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