British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous turns professional
British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous has turned professional following his appearance in the Masters last week.
Last Updated: 14/04/14 2:29pm
Porteous, 24, from Northumberland will make his debut in the paid ranks in Kuala Lumpur at the Maybank Malaysian Open, which begins on Thursday.
"It was a huge honour to play my final event as an amateur at the Masters," said Porteous, who earned an invitation to Augusta National after his win at Royal Cinque Ports last year.
"But I am so excited to be finally turning pro. I feel ready and cannot wait for the challenges that lie ahead."
Porteous missed the cut at Augusta after rounds of 76 and 80.
Watch all four days of the Maybank Malaysian Open live on Sky Sports 4, starting at 7am on Thursday.