Marshall Harlow has won the UK leg of the 7th Financial Markets Charity Golf Tournament, played at the Wentworth West Course. The tournament is being organised by Reuters to raise funds to aid the children of Burundi, which has been suffering a civil war since 1994.
Team members Micky Roberts (Handicap 4), Jim Thompson (2), Andy Baxter (22) and Karim Mir (17), have qualified for the European finals with 105 points, 12 points clear of its nearest rivals.
Tradition Financial Services came second with 93 points. The finals will be played at the Penha Longa golf course in Portugal, 12-15 October.
The longest Drive Odyssey White Hot Putter was won by Richard Layzell (17) of Tradition and Nearest to the Pin Ping putter was won by Lynton Barker (17) of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Philippe Chanu (18) of Schelcher-Prince Finance won the Putting competition (35 putts). Roberts of Marshall Harlow won the qualification for five days for two at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand, with best individual stableford. The lucky draw, a two-night stay at Stapleford Park, went to Thompson of Marshall Harlow.
Teams representing Hutchinson Westports, Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, PGA European Tour, Seibel Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nomura International, UBS Warburg, Schelcher Prince Finance, Tradition Financial, Instinet and Marshall Harlow participated in the event.
Reuters organised and funded eight charity golf days on championship courses, with several games still remaining in Italy (13 June), Belgium/Luxembourg (20 June) and France (27 June).
Reuters initiated the Financial Markets Charity Golf Tournament in 1995, and has since raised $2.5 million and supported projects by charity Terre des hommes in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Algeria. Supporting financial institutions contribute $3,000 for a four-person team, which goes directly to the charity. Reuters Foundation, the company’s charitable arm, also contributes additional funding.