Duo on trophy trail to play at Gleneagles

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A tilt at golfing glory awaits amateur David Rowley-Jones and his Royal Worlington and Newmarket PGA professional Richard Beadles as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles — just three weeks before Europe and America meet at the same course in the Ryder Cup.

Rowley-Jones teed up a chance to tread the fairways of the King’s Course at the famous Scottish resort between September 3-4 when he won his club qualifying competition with a net score of 69.

He and Beadles advanced to the regional final at Orsett Golf Club on Tuesday, June 24, where they will compete against up to 70 other clubs for the chance to secure one of 16 prized spots available for the 36-hole grand final.

David Rowley-Jones is a retired doctor living in Ashwell. He has been playfor over 40 years and plays off a handicap of five.

Richard Beadles, 37, has been a professional at Royal Worlington and Newmarket for six years.

He is a former Suffolk PGA and Cambs Open champion.

Rowley-Jones and Beadles join the likes of The Suffolk’s Michael Leather and Steve Hall.