Peter Senior in action on the greens at the Lismore Pro-Am last year. Senior is a chance of playing again next month.
Peter Senior in action on the greens at the Lismore Pro-Am last year. Senior is a chance of playing again next month.

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By STEVE SPINKS

PETER SENIOR could headline the Lismore Workers Golf Club Pro-Am on October 7.

Senior has played the past two Lismore tournaments and finished in the minor placings.

"He's a big chance of playing," Lismore pro Peter Jaeger said.

"We're also a chance of having plenty of guys compete who we've had before like Chris Downes and Ryan Haller, who are playing on the Nationwide Tour in the States (secondary US tour)."

Former Lismore-based professional Sam Brazel, who plays on the Hooters Tour (the third US tour), is also considering playing.

The Lismore Pro-Am will be the culmination of a big week of golf on the Northern Rivers.

The Pro-Am circuit, which is part of the Queensland Sunshine Circuit, will start at Ballina on Saturday September 29.

Then there are pro-ams at Yamba (September 30), Ocean Shores (October 2), Mullumbimby (October 3) and Murwillumbah (October 4).

Helping the local days attract bigger profile names are some big money tournaments in Queensland that fit in between the pro-ams.

"On the Friday and Saturday before our day, there are two days at Royal Pines for $100,000," Jaeger said.

"The day after our event there is another worth $50,000 in Queensland."

Local professionals are starting to take nominations. Meanwhile, The Australian member Paul Blake won the Northern Rivers Classic recently.

Blake and three friends made the long drive north from Sydney to play in the Ballina tournament and were rewarded for their efforts.

Blake took the course by storm to hit a five-under 67 on Saturday before sliding to hit par on the Sunday.

Next best was Ballina local Neil Bullen five shots behind with Nick Crews, another Australian club member, third.

The four Australian members had helped their Sydney club win the major Metropolitan pennant earlier this year.



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