TASMANIA'S four rising golf professionals will all be in action at next month's Exeter pro-am.
Craig Hancock, Ryan McCarthy, Clint Rice and Kalem Richardson are among the field of 27 professionals already entered for the tournament, to be held on Thursday, February 7.
Former tournament winner and Exeter club professional Peter Freeland rates the four young Tasmanians highly and believes they will all be in contention.
Hancock and McCarthy have enjoyed top results on the Australian circuit already this season and have received their Asian tour cards.
The Exeter tournament is regarded as one of the most sought after on the pro-am circuit carrying prize money and trophies to the value of $8000 and there will be a strong interstate field of golfers again next month.
``We have received entries from eight Queensland professionals, three from Victoria, two from New South Wales and one each from South Australia and Western Australia,'' club director Allan Cash said.
``Entries are still open for another week so we could receive a few more yet.''
Freeland has again entered and will be using his local knowledge to try to win the event for a second time.
The tournament has the backing of Launceston Mitsubishi which yesterday put up its latest small car release the Mitsubishi Mirage as a major prize on the day.
Any golfer, whether professional or amateur, who makes a hole in one on the par three seventh hole will take home the Mirage.
This is the fifth year of the tournament and the fourth year Launceston Mitsubishi has provided a prize and Cash said the club would love to see it go off.