Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

ENJOYING 'Royal Byron'; Bowral Professional Keen for a Strong Finish to an Ordinary Year

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

ENJOYING 'Royal Byron'; Bowral Professional Keen for a Strong Finish to an Ordinary Year

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Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports Editor

KEY TEE-OFF TIMES TODAY

Rodger Davis 11.57am

David Merriman 9.51am

Ossie Moore 9.06am

Darryl Purchase 8.03am

Tim Elliot 8.30am

Mike Harwood 8.48am

Terry Price 12.24pm

Lyndsay Stephen 12.51pm

DARRYL Purchase might not consider himself among the big-name golfers at the Australian Legends Schweppes Tour Championship but he should be taken seriously.

The Bowral Golf Club pro was one of 55 professionals to take part on the opening day of competition at the Byron Bay Golf Club yesterday.

Purchase, 51, admits to not having had the best 2014 despite playing in the British Senior Openin Wales.

He qualified by winning the Australian PGA Senior Championship last year.

Purchase won several pro-ams and some NSW Order of Merit events, but nothing major last year.

"I played all right last year but this year has been a bit ordinary," Purchase said

"I missed the cut (at the British Open) but I probably played well enough to make it. …

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