"Singh, Senior & Manassero set for Perth International"

Tue 09 Feb 2016

"Singh, Senior & Manassero set for Perth International"

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Perth, February 8: The 2016 Perth International will have an impressive depth of field with India’s Jeev Milkha Singh, Australian legend Peter Senior and Italian Matteo Manassero confirmed to play at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from February 25-28.
The tournament will have a field of 156 with players representing more than 25 different countries.
Singh was the first Indian player to break into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking and the first player from India to join the
European Tour in 1998. He has won 20 professional tournaments, is a four-time winner on the European Tour and two-time winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
In January this year Singh captained the Asian Team at the 2016 EurAsia Cup.
Illustrating that golf is a game for all ages will be Matteo Manassero, the youngest ever winner on the European Tour who at 17 years old won the 2010 Castello Masters on the European Tour; and Peter Senior who recently won the Australian Masters at the age of 56.
Senior’s longevity in the game since he turned professional in 1979 has seen him win the ‘triple crown’ of Australian titles – the Masters, Australian Open and Australian PGA – both before and after turning 50. This will mark his debut appearance at the Perth International.
The West Australian challenge will be led by five time European Tour winner Brett Rumford, and dual Australian Open and PGA Champion Greg Chalmers. Rumford has not missed a Perth International tournament.
Other WA players include 2015 PGA Tour of Australasia winners Daniel Fox and Jarryd Felton, four-time winner on the Web.com
Tour Michael Sim, four-time European Tour winner Stephen Leaney and Scott Strange who secured a spot in the field on the back of his T3 finish at the Oates Victorian Open.
Other Australian players of interest in the field include:
• Three-time European Tour winner Richard Green
• Two-time European Tour winners Marcus Fraser and Andrew Dodt
• European Tour winner and seven-time winner on the Asian Tour Scott Hend
• Asian Tour winner Wade Ormsby
• 2014 Australian Masters champion Nick Cullen
Tickets for the Perth International start from $22 and are available through Ticketmaster. Children under 16 gain free entry with a paying adult. For general event information visit www.perthinternational.com and follow on Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/PerthInternationalGolf, Twitter - @PerthIntl and Instagram @PerthIntl .
Media contact:
Janine Pittaway, +61 (0)418 911 796, jpittaway@brightcommunications.com.au
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