Golf: Big prize attracts big field

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no fewer than 156 players will vie for a prize fund of £39,185 at the second Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton from today until Friday.

Howley Hall’s Marcus Armitage is one of a number of Leeds-based golfers challenging for the top prize of £10,000.

Among them is Alex Belt, pictured, of De Vere Oulton Hall, who has three top-10 finishes to his name on the EuroPro Tour this season.

Nick McCarthy of Moortown has finished sixth three times on the third-tier circuit this year as he looks to climb the rankings on a course he knows as well as anyone.

Also in the field is Scott Dougles (Wakefield), 2013 Yorkshire Amateur champion Chris Halley (Malton and Norton), James Hepworth (Ilkley), Richard Law (Low Laithes) and recent EuroPro Tour winner Steve Uzzell (Hornsea).

Defending champion Billy Hemstock (Teignmouth) returns, but the man he beat to the title Daniel Gavins of nearby Oulton Hall, has moved up to the Challenge Tour.

Jordan Spieth celebrates with the Claret Jug in a press conference after winning the Open Championship (Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire).

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