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A TRIP-OF-A-LIFETIME to a top Las Vegas golf resort awaits Doncaster amateur Steve Pearce and his Owston Hall PGA professional Jason Laszkowicz - if they can come through the regional final of Europe’s biggest pro-am competition, the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship.

Pearce took his first big step towards a luxury trip to the grand final at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, to be held in December, when he won the club qualifying competition with a nett score of 70.

He and Laszkowicz, professional at Owston Hall for 10 years, advance to Fulford Golf Club on Monday, July 11.

There they will take part in one of 16 regional finals where they will play one round of better-ball medal play.

The winners at each regional final will secure their place on board a Virgin Atlantic jet for the 36-hole Grand Final being staged at the Jack Nicklaus-designed SouthShore Course.

The tournament draws in more than 50,000 competitors from across Great Britain and Ireland and is now its 27th competitive year.