Stars from the European Tour, and European Senior Tour will compete for their share of a £100,000 prize money at the British Par-3 Championship at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire today.
This year’s field includes 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie, playing alongside his two sons, as well as familiar faces from the Senior Tour and a host of celebrities.
Jak Hamblett is currently leading the professional at the championship with a score of three-under-par heading into to today’s final round. Yesterday, he carded a bogey-free round that also included three birdies.
Eddie Pepperell and Mike Harwood looked to be going in as joint leaders but both dropped a couple of shots on the back nine.
Three previous winners of the British Par-3 Championship are still in the hunt for this year’s title: Peter Baker, DJ Russell and Mark Mouland. They all played their way to impressive rounds of two-under-par.
In other news, yesterday was particularly special for Englishman Gary Emerson who managed a hole-in-one on Nailcote Hall’s course.
History of the British Par-3 Championship
The British Par-3 Championship had its origins in the old Short Course Professional Championship, which was played at the Palace Hotel in Torquay from 1933 to 1973.
The inaugural event was graced by a number of the game's greats, with old Open champions such as Alex Herd, Harry Vardon, JH Taylor and Bernard Hunt all coming out of retirement to join in the fun.
In later years, Peter Alliss' father Percy was a regular, as was Sir Henry Cotton.
As well as major winners, this year’s fields include celebrities and faces from the world of sport, such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Peter Schmeichel and Peter Shilton, along with the BBC Sport’s Dan Walker and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman.
You can follow the British Par-3 Championship on Twitter @BritishPar3 and you can also follow @NailcoteHall for the latest information from the competition hosts.