Paul Lawrie Match Play heads overseas

2016 12 Paul Lawrie Match Play
• The 2017 Paul Lawrie Match Play will be held in Germany
• The Quellness Golf Resort in Bad Griesbach will host it
• "It's a fantastic change," said tournament host Paul Lawrie

PAUL LAWRIE MATCH PLAY | EUROPEAN TOUR

The 2017 Paul Lawrie Match Play will move to Germany for the 2017 season, it has been confirmed today.


Saltire Energy, who backed the European Tour event in its inaugural staging in 2015, have returned as the main sponsors as it heads to Quellness Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Germany.
"Scotland has been great for the event the last two years" - Paul Lawrie

The event will remain a 64-man knockout with a €1m prize fund and takes place two weeks later on the schedule next year from August 17-20 – a week after the PGA Championship.

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Paul Lawrie Match Play

“We are very fortunate to be able to host the 2017 event at the Quellness Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and I look forward to seeing the tournament taking place in a new country,” said host Paul Lawrie.

“Scotland has been great for the event the last two years and we have hosted the event at two superb venues but the opportunity to play on the course where the Porsche European Open returned in 2015 is a fantastic change.”

It’s believed the switch has come about as the CEO of Lawrie’s management company 4Sports, Dominik Senn, is a business partner of Dr Hans-Dieter Cleven, the main shareholder of the Quellness Golf Resort.

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“We are very pleased to see the event coming to Germany in its third year,” said Senn.

“We know the venue very well as we have successfully run the Porsche European Open two years in a row at this fantastic golf resort.
"The business reach of Germany presents an attractive market for sponsors" - Dominik Senn

“The business reach of Germany presents an attractive market for sponsors and partners alike and we relish the opportunity to keep building on a very well received event the first two years.”

Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the first staging of the tournament at Murcar Links in 2015, while last year, Anthony Wall (above) defeated Alex Noren at Archerfield Links for his first European Tour title in more than 16 years.


Paul Lawrie Match Play moves to Germany


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