Tour professionals headline Holden Scramble final

OLYMPIAN: Marcus Fraser (pictured at The Open Championship) will be on the Coast.
OLYMPIAN: Marcus Fraser (pictured at The Open Championship) will be on the Coast. Ben Curtis

GOLF: Sixteen PGA Tour professionals will be on hand at Twin Waters this weekend for the 2016 Holden Scramble Championship final.

The event, which in 2016 celebrates its 25th year, is Australia's largest pro-amateur club teams competition and averages 460 events and 36,000 players annually.

The final 30 teams are set to do battle on the Sunshine Coast with a special guest in attendance.

Rio Olympian Marcus Fraser will play the par-3 17th hole with every group in the final 15 during the last round of competition on Monday.

PGA of Australia's national events manager Michael Chard said it would provide the amateurs with a unique opportunity to tee up with a tour professional.

"Locking in Marcus Fraser is a major boost for the Holden Scramble Championship Final,” he said.

"In the year where Fraser strongly contended for a medal at the Rio Olympics, we are excited to provide this unique opportunity to the Holden Scramble participants.

"Thirty teams have qualified to the Holden Scramble Championship Final beating out over 8,000 teams who entered the Holden Scramble in 2016.”

Other big names set to join the top-15 teams are Ashley Hall, who narrowly lost the Emirates Australian Open in a play-off to Jordan Spieth; Adam Blyth, recent winner of the South Pacific Open and NSW Open and Tour favourite and former PGA TOUR player Jarrod Lyle..

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