First pros of the day descend on the Cromwell Course

Today marks the first day of the Pro-Am at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship – the main event of the week which sees one pro player paired with one amateur.

Some golfers were up and out on the course bright and early at 7.00am this morning as the first group of pros took to the Cromwell Course.

These early morning risers include 2013 Silver Salver winner, Craig Lawrie, cricket-turned golfing pro, Franklyn Stephenson, Spanish star, Carl Suneson, and former European Tour legend, Peter Baker.

Also among the morning groupings is 14-year-old Nick Matthews who is the youngest player in the Pro-Am claiming his place with victory in the junior qualifier on Monday.

While the morning players will be vying to top the Pro-Am standings, the likes of Carly Booth, Charley Hull, Sam Locke and Aaron Rai are sure to bring great competition as the day goes on.


As well as a legend-filled course of pros, the amateur line-up is also something to brag about with big named celebrities including former England rugby captain, Mike Tindall MBE, BBC sport presenter, Dan Walker, Irish boyband star, Brian McFadden and Harry Potter actors James and Oliver Phelps.

The last tee-off time of the day is at 3.30pm where the likes of Rob Lee and Andrew Sherborne will complete the day’s play.

You can get all the scores by clicking here .

We will be keeping you up to date with how the day is playing out halfway through the day as well as a full round-up of the first Pro-Am day once the final hole has been putted, so keep an eye out for that.