BACKING UP: Sam Brazel, who will return to Lismore to defend his Pro-Am title tomorrow.
BACKING UP: Sam Brazel, who will return to Lismore to defend his Pro-Am title tomorrow.

Price right for Pro-Am

THERE'S no Peter Senior for this year's event, but Price is right for the $20,000 Lismore Workers Pro-Am golf tournament tomorrow.

That's tour veteran Terry Price, to be precise, who leads a long list of about 80 professionals in the field.

Price has played the US, European, Japanese and Asian tours, racking up career prizemoney of more than $1.3 million since turning professional in 1978.

The 49-year-old is a former winner of the New Zealand, Queensland and NSW opens and is one of the players to watch tomorrow, according to Lismore Workers Golf Club pro Peter Jaeger.

“Terry Price has been around for some time and he's played among the top-flight golfers,” Jaeger said.

“He's also among the top 20 all-time money earners in Australia.”

Other players expected to put in a strong showing include Queensland's Chris Downes, Asian Tour card holders Matt Ecob and Ryan Haller and this year's NSW Open winner Simon Furneaux.

Jaeger also confirmed that defending champion Sam Brazel would 'definitely' be in the field.

“The quality of the field is just as good even though there aren't as many big names,” he said.

“Another player who'll be here is Ossie Moore, who's on the Fox golf show and provides commentary on the summer of golf.”

The Lismore Workers Pro-Am is the richest regional pro-am on the Queensland circuit.

The 80 pros will be included in a field of about 240 entrants, with 'shotgun' starts scheduled for 7am and noon tomorrow.

Spectators are welcome, with the event expected to wind down about 5pm.



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