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Exeter Golf and Country Club Open: Tournament Preview

The Exeter Golf and Country Club Open will be the second event of the week to be played on English soil, with the Challenger 3 level tournament taking place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November.

The event wil see 32 players in action across both draws, with 16 men and 16 women aiming for glory come Sunday afternoon.

The highest ranked player in the draw will be World No.79 Alison Thomson, with the Scottish No.3 being the top seed in the women’s event. Compatriot Katriona Allen will be among the top four seeds, with England’s Kate Bartley and Egypt’s Rana Ismail joining the Scottish duo.

Only one other non-Brit is in action in the women’s event, in Russia’s Olivia Besant, with a whole host of English and Scottish players also featuring.

World No.127 Tom Walsh is the top seed in the men’s draw, one of nine Englishman taking part in the event, and one of three in the top four seeds. He is joined by Simon Herbert and James Peach, along with Poland’s Filip Jarota, who will be the No.2 seed.

Germany’s Tobias Weggen and Frenchman Quint Mandil are amongst the rest of the seeded players, while Scotland’s Martin Ross and Denmark’s Theis Houlberg are some of the other non-Englishmen in the draw.

The event takes place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November at the Exeter Golf and Country Club. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

Men’s First Round Draw: Exeter Golf and Country Club Open
[1] Tom Walsh (ENG) v Martin Ross (SCO)
Rohan Mandil (FRA) v [7] Mike Harris (ENG)
[5] Tobias Weggen (GER) v Robert Dadds (ENG)
Josh Attwell (ENG) v [4] James Peach (ENG)
[3] Simon Herbert (ENG) v Jack Turney (ENG)
Theis Houlberg (DEN) v [6] Quint Mandil (FRA
[8] Jordan Warne (ENG) v Sam Buckley (IRL)
Hasnaat Farooqi (ENG) v [2] Filip Jarota (POL)

Women’s First Round Draw: Exeter Golf and Country Club Open
[1] Alison Thomson (SCO) v Tessa Harris (ENG)
Rosie Kirsch (ENG) v [6] Kiera Marshall (ENG)
[7] Polly Clark (ENG) v Olivia Besant (RUS)
Katie Cox (ENG) v [3] Rana Ismail (EGY)
[4] Katriona Allen (SCO) v Jem Morris (ENG)
Tashy Baker (ENG) v [5] Katie Malliff (ENG)
[8] Emma Bartley (ENG) v Catherine Holland (SCO)
Phoebe Colman (ENG) v [2] Kace Bartley (ENG)

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