Competition seeks to be open to all

Current men's and ladies' order of merit leaders Josh Ozard and Anabelle Lucas-Villar head a strong field for next week's Rock Accounting Open Picture: DAVID FERGUSON

AROUND 40 of Jersey’s top golfers are expected to contest next week’s Rock Accounting Open – the only event offered in the Island whereby PGA Professionals are able to compete alongside amateurs.

Following its inaugural event in 2023, Alex Mollin of AMP Golf Performance has brought the 36-hole tournament back to Royal Jersey for a second year, again with the support of Rock Accounting.

Mollin’s goal was to create a competition that was genuinely open to all.

A large push has been made in recent years within the golfing landscape to bring both the men and women together as one and the Rock Accounting Open features some of the best local male and female amateurs and professionals, as well as junior golfers.

As a Jersey Order of Merit counting event, there are points at stake across the sections, as the season enters the latter stages.

On the amateur side, Josh Ozard, Sam Quail, Harrison Carlyon, Charlie Kiberd and Steven Anderson will all hope to add their names to the trophy, while Hannah Scriven, Anabelle Lucas-Villar, Helen Gray, Abi Harris and Suzy Cornic head a strong field in the ladies contest.

Duncan Ellis, of Rock Accounting, said: “We are delighted to be involved in the event for a second year and it is fantastic to see the event grow.

“A record number of entrants coupled with the increase in order of merit points made available by Jersey Golf has only added to the profile of the event.

“Alex Mollin has been instrumental in building the Rock Accounting Open and providing a great competition for local golfers to be able to compete and we are very pleased to be a small part of it.”

Action from Royal Jersey is set to take place throughout the day on Thursday 18 July.

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