Paul Cutler to compete at Galgorm's EuroPro Open

Paul Cutler made the cut at last year's Irish Open

Walker Cup player Paul Cutler will compete at Galgorm Castle's PGA EuroPro Open next month.

Cutler helped Britain & Ireland clinch the Walker Cup last September at Royal Aberdeen after producing a couple of outstanding seasons at amateur level.

His 2011 season also included making the cut at the Irish Open at Killarney.

Cutler was one of the leading qualifiers at the EuroPro qualifying school last month and has confirmed his participation at Galgorm Castle.

The Galgorm tournament takes place from 29 May to 1 June and will form part of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's 2012 'Our Time, Our Place' campaign.

The EuroPro is the third professional tier in European golf and several household names played on the circuit in the early part of their careers.

Despite the current difficult economic climate, the prize fund for this year's event has been maintained with £10,000 again going to the Galgorm winner.

England's Chris Hanson edged out compatriot Graeme Clark in a play-off to win last year's tournament after both men finished on 14 under.

The 2011 events attracted large crowds and then US Open Graeme McDowell made a guest appearance in the event's tented village.

This year's event will also offer free entry to spectators which will also include an event programme as well as a time sheet.

The George Best Invitational Pro-Am will take place on Tuesday 29 May before the three days of tournament action.

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