Petrasco backs emerging talent in Tartan Pro Tour


A LEADING provider of international logistics solutions to the energy industry, Petrasco, is supporting the next generation of golfing talent after announcing its sponsorship of the Tartan Pro Tour.

The Aberdeen-headquartered company is backing the Leven Links Classic as part of the Scottish-based development tour, which attracts up-and-coming male and female golfers from across the UK.

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The event, which takes place between August 21-23 in Fife, will be played over 54 holes across three days on a challenging par 70 traditional links.

Founded by 1999 Open Champion, Paul Lawrie, the Tartan Pro Tour provides tournament playing experience to challenge players over some of the country’s best courses. The tour aims to provide a stepping-stone for aspiring tournament professionals to reach the highest levels of competition, including the European Tour.

Petrasco is backing this year’s tour to help ensure the event’s success as part of the company’s commitment to sport and supporting the next generation of talent.

Kevin Buchan, managing director at Petrasco, said: “We’re pleased to be associated with the Tartan Pro Tour and look forward to seeing the level of talent on display first-hand at the Leven Links Classic.

“Having witnessed some exceptional golf played over the summer, it’s exciting to see the next generation of talented Scottish golfers making their way in the sport. Our best wishes to all the players taking part at Leven and other events as the tour approaches its climax.”

One of Scotland’s oldest golf courses, dating back to the mid-19th century, Leven is believed to be the first course in the world to feature 18 tees and 18 separate greens. A six-time Open Championship final qualifying venue, Leven continues to host leading amateur events and international matches.

Paul Lawrie commented: “We’re extremely grateful for the support from the team at Petrasco and look forward to working with them to develop this relationship further.

“Having the backing of businesses like Petrasco has been crucial in growing and developing the tour over the past few years and turning it into the biggest of its kind in Scotland. 

“The standard of play continues to improve year after year, while providing young golfers the chance to progress to the Challenge Tour and giving spectators an opportunity to see competitors who may one day qualify for the DP World Tour.”

With nearly 50 years’ experience in serving the energy industry, Petrasco is an international logistics company which specialises in air, sea and road freight services. The company has a wealth of expertise in consultancy, expediting, export packing, offshore logistics, warehousing and distribution.

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