Dylan Thompson ready for home course test at Bathurst PGA Trainee Pro-Am

DYLAN Thompson will be chasing home course success this Monday at the Bathurst Golf Club’s Coca Cola Trainee Match.

TRAINEE TEST: Dylan Thompson will be hoping to impress during his first home PGA Trainee Pro-Am tournament this Monday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

TRAINEE TEST: Dylan Thompson will be hoping to impress during his first home PGA Trainee Pro-Am tournament this Monday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

The Bathurst Golf Club trainee professional has played in his share of Pro-Am events but this will be the first he’s contested at home.

Thompson said the nerves will be raised on a familiar course but he’s entering the competition with form on his side.

“I’m very excited since this will be my first one at home. My golf is going alright at the moment and the course is looking great. The rain has helped brighten it up a bit,” he said.

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“I’ve played in quite a few of these events. I recently finished 16th in one of them at Castle Hill. 

“The first round was really good but the second one was a bit rough, but that’s to be expected sometimes in these tournaments.

“Since it’s my home tournament I’ll definitely be feeling the pressure. Everyone would be expecting me to be up there but I’ll just take what happens on the day.”

Thompson shot an even par 68 on the opening day of the Castle Hill Pro-Am series event and followed up with a 72.

He’ll be hoping to replicate that opening day form come Monday.

The Bathurst competition sees sponsors and club members playing alongside trainee professionals from across the state.

The Bathurst Trainee Pro-Am carries a minimum of $4,000 prize money, plus entry fees, while the 16th hole will feature a $5,000 prize for a hole in one.

The tournament has a shotgun start from 9.30am.

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