Legends Pro-Am returns to Cronulla for 2018

Back again: Two-time Australian Open champion Peter Senior will return to the shire for the Cronulla Legends Pro-Am. Picture: John Veage
Back again: Two-time Australian Open champion Peter Senior will return to the shire for the Cronulla Legends Pro-Am. Picture: John Veage

A host of former Australian Open champions will return to the shire for the Legends Pro-Am to be played at Cronulla Golf Club.

The two-day event, to be played on November 21 and 22, will see some of Australia’s greatest ever players attempting to stop Mike Harwood from winning a hat-trick of titles.

Harwood, a five-time winner on the European Tour and runner-up to Ian Baker-Finch at the 1991 Open Championship, has won the 2016 and 2017 versions of the tournament and will be among the favourites to make it three in a row.

Harwood shot rounds of 67 and 69 to finish two under last year, winning by a shot from David Merriman, before going on to win the Legends Pro-Am at Hurstville a month later.

Standing in his way will be two-time Australian Open champions Peter Lonard and Peter Senior, as well as 2007 and 1983 national open winners Craig Parry and Peter Fowler.

Cost for amateurs is $70, with prize money for the event up to $30,000.

The Wayne Riley Georges River Council Legends Pro-Am at Hurstville will also be held on November 23.

Jones on the up

Meanwhile, Matt Jones has finished in a tie for 57th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Jones, from Oyster Bay, had an unhappy start to the wraparound 2018-19 PGA Tour season, missing the cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship and Safeway Open.

The 38-year-old will tee it up at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico this weekend.

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