The entry list for the Northern Territory PGA Championship – presented by Cazalys Palmerston; took on a cosmopolitan look this week with the inclusion of several Asian Tour and Asian Development Tour (ADT) players.
Headed by Australian Asian Tour veterans Scott Barr and Marcus Both, Palmerston crowds will be treated to the skills and personalities of an eclectic group representing the United States, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Columbia and Venezuela.
Singapore-based Barr is an infrequent participant on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia but will take advantage of Darwin’s close proximity to the Asian capital cities to make his debut in the Championship at Palmerston.
So too Victorian Both (pictured), a 3-time Asian Tour winner, who will enjoy a rare appearance in his homeland after plying his trade for more than 13 years in Asia.
American Casey O’Toole is one of the most accomplished on the list of Asian Tour players, having claimed a victory and topping the Asian Development Tour money list in 2015 and easily retaining his main Tour card after a solid 2016 season.
O’Toole will be joined by his cousin John O'Toole, who also holds a card in Asia, and fellow Americans Andrew Park and Blake Snyder.
Thailand will be represented by Wisut Artjanawat and Pannakorn Uthaipas (pictured) while Jonathan Ke Jun Woo (Singapore) and Lion Wei Jie Goh (Malaysia) round out an Asian contingent that should find Darwin's dry season heat to their liking.
South American players Daniel Zuluaga (Columbia) and Wolmer Murillo (Venezuela), players with U.S. collegiate and PGA TOUR LatinoAmerica experience, will also be welcome visitors making the trip to Darwin for the first time.