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PGA Cup Spots On The Line At Burnham & Berrow

Story published at 13:36, Monday, June 1st, 2015


Michael Nesbit of Westerhope Golf Club (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Michael Nesbit of Westerhope Golf Club (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

A chance to win a place in Great Britain & Ireland’s PGA Cup team is up for grabs at this week’s Titleist & FootJoy PGA Professional Championship at Burnham & Berrow.

Six spots for the California clash against the United States in September (18-20) will be decided with one additional captain’s pick for Jon Bevan.

Ireland’s Niall Kearney (Royal Dublin) and English duo Jason Levermore (Channels) and David Dixon (Enmore Park) have already qualified for the team via last December’s PGA Play-Offs in Turkey.

A field of 144 PGA pros from across the UK have qualified for this week’s £78,000 showpiece in Somerset where the final six places will be determined on a points’ allocation based over two years of the event with double points at stake this year.

Westerhope head pro Michael Nesbit, a team-mate of Bevan in the 2007 encounter at Reynolds Plantation which saw GB&I narrowly miss out on winning on US soil for the first time, is among those teeing up at Burnham & Berrow and admits he’d love another tilt at the Americans.

“It was a few years ago but once you’ve played in one PGA Cup you want to play in it again and I’d love to have another pop having gone so close before,” added the 38 year old.

Chris McDonnell will be defending his PGA Professional Championship title in Somerset.

GB&I will be aiming to win the PGA Cup on US soil for the first time since the event’s inception in 1973.

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