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Posted on: 30th Oct 2012

The BEKO Classic 2012 field is assembling for the three-round Pro-Am competition to be played at the Cornelia Golf Club in the Belek region of Antalya, one of Turkey’s most significant tourist areas.

This year’s tournament will be hotly contested by a stunning field of players that share no less than 35 Challenge Tour wins, 12 European Tour wins, and two Ryder Cup appearances between them.

Representing significant wins on the Challenge Tour are players such as Stuart Little (three wins), previous BEKO Classic champion, Erol Simsek (four wins), Carl Suneson (six wins, one European Tour win), and Iain Pyman (eight wins).

No less than seven players with a combined 15 wins on the European Tour will be present including Ryder Cup team Europe members Paul Broadhurst (six wins), and Andrew Coltart (two wins).

Also returning to defend his title is two-time Challenge tour winner, and one-time Europe Tour winner, Phil Golding, hoping to replicate the stunning finish from the BEKO Classic 2011, in which he shot a bogey-free 63 to make the playoff with Carl Suneson, winning the tournament on the third extra hole and taking the US$8,000 top-prize.

The field also includes another five previous winners of the BEKO Classic, in the form of two-time winner Simon Edwards, Jon Bevan, Jamie Little, Erol Simsek, Raymond Rusell, and Liam Bond.

Notable other entries include current leader of the 888Poker.com PGA Europro Tour Order of Merit, Stuart Manley, and winner of the 2004 Volvo PGA Championship, Scott Drummond.

The field will contest the Pro-Am over the Faldo design, 27-hole course, with a different 18-hole layout being played on each day, for a prize-fund of US$80,000, from November 15th to 17th 2012.

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For more information on the Cornelia Golf Club visit www.corneliaresort.com.