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Wrisdale finishes 21st in Prague Challenge

Jordan Wrisdale continued his steady start to the 2019 season with a 21st place finish in the Prague Golf Challenge, Jordan finished on 6 under par with rounds of 73,68,69 and 72. Jordan curretnly is placed 42 on the latest Challenge Tour rankings. David Boote also played in the event finishing 45th on 1 under par with rounds of 69,73,70 and a final round of 75.

Stuart Manley finished on 2 under par and 56th place at the Betfred British Masters at the superb Hillside GC in Southport. The event was won by Sweden's Marcus Kinhult who made a brilliant birdie on the final hole to win by 1 shot from the defending champion Eddie Pepperell overnight leader Matt Wallace.

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Jordan Wins Jamega

Jordan Wrisdale returned to the UK on Monday having played in the Challenge Tour event in Tuirkey and then won the latest jamega Tour event at the Seve designed Shire Golf Club in North London. Two rounds of 67 for a 10 under par total was enough to give Jordan a one shot victory and the £3500 first prize.

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T29 for Abbott and Wrisdale in Turkey

Jamie Abbott and Jordan Wrisdale both finished on 13 under par and T29 in the opening event on the 2019 Challenge Tour schedule. Low scoring dominated the week with Scotland's Conor Syme winning in a play-off on 23 under par. Jordan had rounds of 70,67,68 and 70 while Jamie shot 68,68,69 70. Jamie Rutherford and david Boote both missed the 36 hole cut.

Stuart Manley who missed the cut at the European Tour event in Morocco last week this week moves to China for the Volvo China Open, while David Boote goes to the Challenge Tour event in Spain.

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Morocco and Turkey for Blackstar golfers this week.

Stuart Manley returns to action on the PGA European Tour this week at the Trophee Hassan 11 in Morocco at the superb Royal Golf Dar Es Salem. 

In 2018 Alexander Levy held his nerve brilliantly down the stretch to win  his fifth European Tour title at the Trophée Hassan II.

The Frenchman entered the final day at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam one shot off the lead but hit the front on the third and never looked back, signing for a 70 and finishing the week at eight under.

The 2019 PGA Challenge Tour  finally starts this week with the Turkish Airlines Challenge at Samsun GC. David Boote, Jamie Abbott, Jordan Wrisdale and Jamie Rurtherford all play in the first of a 22 event season, with the top 15 players at the end of the year graduatiing on to the 2020 European Tour.

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Manley, Boote and Abbott play in Kenya

The Euroepan Tour moves back to Africa this week with a visit to Nairobi for the Kenya Open. First played in 1967, the historic event will host a European Tour tournament for the first time this year, having formed part of the Challenge Tour’s International Schedule since 1991.

David Boote and Jamie Abbott are playing on the Euroepan Tour for the first time in 2019, they are joined by Stuart Manley who finished tied 62 last week in the Qatar Masters

The event starts on Thuirsday and the you can follow the action via www.euroepantour.com or on twitter  @blackstarsports

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Manley plays Qatar Masters.

Stuart Manley and the PGA  European Tour return to the Middle East for 2 weeks, the first event was the Oman Open which was played at the stunning Al Mouj Golf Club in Muscat. The tour now moves on to Qatar for the Qatar Masters.

Follow the action via twitter @blackstarsports or via www.euroepantour.com 

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Stuart Manley competes at the ISPS Handa World Super 6

Stuart Manley heads to Perth this week for the  for the ISPS Handa World Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup CC. This will be Stuart's second co-snactioned event in Australia having finished T37 last week at the Vic Open

 The World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout match play format for the fourth and final round. 

A standard cut to the leading 65 professionals and ties will be implemented after the second round (36 holes). 

The field will be further reduced with a second cut being made after the third round (54 holes) to the leading 24 players who will battle it out over six-hole matches until one man is left standing. 

 

Live scoring can be found on the European Tour website and App

 

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Manley starts 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

The first event of 2019 on the Race To Dubai for Stuart Manley starts next Wednesday in Abu Dhabi at the HSBC Championship. Manley who graduated from the Challenge Tour last season, currently sits 70 on the 2019 Race To Dubai, after the pre Christmas events kicked of the 2019 season in Hong Kong last November. The field is headlined in Abu Dhabi by Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

 

 

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Blackstar Golf

2018 has now come to end. On behalf of Blackstar Golf and our players we would just like to thank all our partners and everyone else who has been involved with Blackstar this year. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a successful and prosperous 2019

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Manley and Enoch both play this week at the Alfred Dunhill Championships

Stuart Manley and Rhys Enoch are both playing this week at Leopard Creek in South Africa in the Alfred  Dunhill Championship, which is a co-sanctioned event between the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour, although this event is part of the 2019 season this is the last event of 2018 for both players.

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2019 Season Starts For Blackstar Golfers In Australia And Mauritius

The 2019 European Tour season actually started last week in Hong Kong where Aaron Rai successfully secured his maiden tour victory, winning by a single shot from Matt Fitzpatrick.

The  Tour stages 2 tournaments this week, with the Welsh duo of Oliver Farr and Walton Heath's  David Boote playing in the Australian PGA Champoinship at the RACV Royal Vines Resort, Queensland, this event is co-sanctioned with the Australian PGA Tour.

Stuart Manley, who along with Bradley Dredge finished 16th in the World Cup Of Golf in Melbourne moves on to Mauritius for the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open. Manley succesfully regained his full playing status on the 2019 Euroepan Tour by finishing 9th on the 2018 Challenge Tour, he is joined in Mauritius  by Rhys Enoch from Truro Golf Club. This event is a tri-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour and South Africa's Sunshine Tour.

 

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Stuart Manley Regains PGA European Tour Card For 2019

Stuart Manley has finished 9th on the final PGA European Challenge Tour rankings, the top 15 players graduated to the European Tour for the 2019 season, which starts in Hong Kong in 3 weeks time.

Manley won the Hauts de France Golf Open in June, along with that victory he also had 6 other top 10 finishes. Stuart said after the Challenge Tour Grand Final last week at Ras Al Khaimah finished " I am obviously delighted to have regained my card for 2019, this year I have played consistently through the season, and hopefully I can take this form in to 2019 "

Stuart's next event will be in Australia, where he teams up with Bradley Dredge to represent Wales in the World Cup Of Golf.

 

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Stuart Manley to represent Wales in the World Cup Of Golf

Stuart Manley, who is currently 4th on the PGA Challenge Tour rankings, and has already secured his 2019 full status on the European Tour is to represent Wales along side Bradley Dredge at the 59th staging of the World Cup Of Golf in Melbourne from November 21st- 25th 2018. This will be Stuart's third appearance in the event having played in 2013 and 2016.

Stuart said " I am absolutely delighted to be again representing Wales at the World Cup in November, the two previious times I have played have both been memorable experiences, I am really looking forward to getting to Melbourne in November with Bradley to compete again in the World Cup " 

Wales have won the World Cup twice before, in 2005 and in 1987 when Ian Woosnam partnered David Llewellyn to win the event in Hawaii.

Stuart has produced some superb results in 2018 on the PGA Challenge Tour, with the highlight so far been the victory at the Hauts De France Open, along with this he has had an additional 4 Top 5 finishes, and currently sits at 203 in the World Rankings,

For additional information please contact Jeremy Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Tom Lewis wins the Bridgestone Challenge

Tom Lewis won the Bridgestone Challenge by 5 shots, full report to follow.

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2018 Bridgestone Challenge will be shown live on the final day via the internet

The Bridgestone Challenge, which forms part of the 2018 PGA Challenge Tour will have 3 hours of live coverage via the internet on the final day of the event. The tournament which will be hosted at the magnificent Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & and Spa takes place from September 6-9. In addition extended highlights packages will also be shown on the first 3 days of the event after the conclusion of each day's play. To watch the action please click - www.facebook.com/bridgestone.UK  or www.blackstargolf.net/live 

Jeremy Robinson from Blackstar Sporting Events, who are promoting the event said " We are delighted to be able to live stream the final day of the Bridgestone Challenge, not only will golf fans  be able to follow the live scoring via the European Tour website, but this year anyone with an internet connection will be able to follow the action live from Luton Hoo, we hope that this will take the event to a much wider audience than in previous years "

Admission to Luton Hoo to watch the event is free to all spectators, further details can be found at www.blackstargolf.net   

In 2017 Swden's Oscar Lengden won the Bridgestone Challenge in spectacular fashion.

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Mawji and Calderon win places at Bridgestone Challenge

Abs Mawji and Matias Calderon both won through the Bridgestone Qualifying event at Redditch Golf Club on August 6th to secure places at the Bridgestone Challenge in September. Abs shot a 4 under par 68 to win the event and Matias shot 69 but  birdied the first hole of a 3 way sudden death play off with Richard Mansell and Arrun Singh Brar to claim the second spot. See below for full results

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Tee Times for Bridgestone Qualifying Event - August 6th 2018

Please click on here to see Tee Times for the Bridgestone Qualifying Event at Redditch GC on August 6thqualifying 2018

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Rhys Enoch's thoughts on The 147th Open

Read about Rhys Enoch's thoughts on The Open Championship having spoken with Rewards4Golf who sponsored him for the week.

https://www.rewards4golf.com/blog/exclusive-interview-with-rhys-enoch

 

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Enoch finishes 67 at the Open Championship

Rhys Enoch completed 4 rounds at the Open Championship at Carnoustie, shooting rounds of 74,71,70 and 76.

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Rewards4Golf to sponsor Rhys Enoch at the 147th Open Championship

Rhys open 2018 2Rewards4Golf, the UK’s leading golf rewards programme, has today announced it will be sponsoring Welsh golfer Rhys Enoch at next week’s 147th Open Championship.

Taking place at Carnoustie for the first time since 2007, The Open, which starts on Thursday 19th July, is set to feature the world’s best golfers who will all be competing for the famous Claret Jug.

30-year-old Enoch last played at The Open four years ago, and he successfully came through the final qualifying stage at Hollinwell GC with rounds of 72 and 70 to claim the 3rd and final qualifying place.

A regular participant on the Challenge Tour, Enoch has attracted lots of sponsorship interest which has culminated in a partnership with Rewards4.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Enoch said: “I played The Open at Hoylake in 2014 and just missed the cut, but it was probably the most enjoyable golfing week of my life.

“It will be an unbelievable event on a fantastic course, so I can’t wait to get there and get started.”

Eileen Stubbington, Head of Marketing at Rewards4, said: “Rewards4Golf is delighted to support Rhys at the 147th Open Championship. Rewards4Golf is all about helping golfers save money on their next driver, dozen balls, golf shoes or even their next golf break, simply by collecting points through their everyday spend with our golf and other retail partners (which number more than 4,500).

“We also give our members access to exclusive rewards and competitions and, through the partnership with Rhys, we are delighted to be able to offer our members even more amazing and exclusive rewards over the coming months.”

“Everyone at Rewards4Golf would like to wish Rhys the best of luck at Carnoustie - we have already collected points by backing him with our betting partners bet365 and Betfred, so fingers crossed!”

For further information, please contact:

Jeremy Robinson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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About Rewards4

Rewards4 is the largest operator of sports-based rewards programmes in the UK. The company operates a range of dedicated programmes including Rewards4Golf, Rewards4Racing, Rewards4Cricket, Rewards4Rugby and Rewards4Rugby League, with almost two million passionate sports-loving members now signed up.

Rewards4’s award-winning fan engagement and rewards platform helps connect sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies with their fans. Through its bespoke technology, Rewards4 provides clubs, organisations and governing bodies with a loyalty solution which enables their fans to earn loyalty points from their everyday spending with over 4,500 retail partners. These valuable points can then be seamlessly turned into fantastic rewards, helping golfers save money on their next equipment purchase or enabling fans to enjoy savings at events such as The Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, England Cricket Internationals or the Super League Grand Final.

Reward4’s clients include some of the UK’s biggest sporting institutions and venues including The Jockey Club, Arena Racing Company, York Racecourse, the Rugby Football League, Saracens, Hampshire CCC, Glamorgan CCC and Durham CCC.

http://www.rewards4group.com/

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