Squire to make Mark against legends in the PGA

Mark Squire of Ellesborough Golf Club during the second round of the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Northamptonshire County Golf Club (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images) and legend Sam Torrance (inset)
Mark Squire of Ellesborough Golf Club during the second round of the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Northamptonshire County Golf Club (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images) and legend Sam Torrance (inset)
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Ellesborough Golf Club pro Mark Squire is looking to shine this week when he takes on some of the sport’s biggest names in the prestigious ISPS HANDA PGA Seniors Championship.

Squire will be up against a host of star players including former Ryder Cup-winning captains Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam and numerous past Ryder Cup players as they tee up in the £260,000 tournament at Cheshire’s De Vere Mottram Hall from June 6-9.

The 50 year old will be making his debut in the event, which is the longest-running tournament on the European Senior Tour, after qualifying via the Senior PGA Professional Championship at Northants County this month.

The tournament, which will be played over the Dave Thomas-designed championship course, remains one of the flagship events on the Senior circuit.

It is also one of only two 72-hole championships on the Tour – the other being the Senior Open Championship.

Defending champion Paul Wesselingh returns along with recent past winners Andrew Oldcorn, DJ Russell, Carl Mason and Gordon J Brand.

Previous champions include Open winners Max Faulkner, Kel Nagle and Peter Thomson, while Christy O’Connor lifted the PGA Seniors title no less than six times.