Bell takes out Trainee Pro-Am

PLAYING off a handicap of nine, Nick Bell finished two clear of his nearest rival in Monday's Trainee Pro-Am at Neangar Park Golf Club.

Bell scored 42 points to win the Harvey Norman-sponsored event at the course near Eaglehawk.

Runner-up was Arron Lightburn (11) on 40.

Third placegetter was Lucas Clark (5) 39 on a countback from Jordan Treacy (4) 39.

Next best were Mark Roberts (11) 38; Linton Parker (10) 37; Tahlia Holmberg (5) 35, on countback from James Rogers (3) 35; Kevin Lane (17) 34 on countback.

The non-handicap event was won by Levi Walker 92-72, on countback from Phill Booker 89-72, and then David Ruffell 92-75.

There were 43 amateurs, eight non-handicap amateurs and 49 PGA trainee professionals vying for honours.

The professionals played for a prize pool of $5000 largely donated by Bendigo businesses.

The professional event was won by Luke Hickman -3.

Joint runners-up on -2 were Theo Maroulakos, Josh Shaw, Ruben Laird, Adam Burdett, Dylan Higgins, and Luke Bleumink.

Neangar Park's Braiden Connor finnished in a tie for 9th at -1.

Luke Hickman took home a prize of $900, and a $800 watch donated by Ruffell Jewellers. Bell earned a watch from Ruffell Jewellers.

NTP - 3rd: Frances Pollock. 7th: Aaron Hall. 10th: Tahlia Holmberg. 10th, PGA: Daniel Defelise. 12th: James Rogers. 16th: Luke Walters.

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