SCOTTISH PGA order of merit leader Greig Hutcheon is among a clutch of top Scottish golfers heading for Elgin.
Hutcheon will tee off in the S&D Harper Calor Gas Elgin Pro-am at Hardhillock next Friday.
The Moray course will welcome 20 stars of the Tartan Tour for the annual event.
Hutcheon, who played in last weekend’s Johnnie Walker Championship European Tour event at Gleneagles, when he missed the 36-hole cut, will be among the names competing for a total prize fund of £5,555.
The pros will play alongside 60 amateur partners playing in corporate teams of three.
Others chasing the top prize will include David Orr, Graham Fox and Jason McCreadie, who occupy the the other top four places in the Scots PGA order of merit.
Hutcheon, from Banchory Golf Club, finished second in the Elgin event in 2012 behind Paul McKechnie and won it in 2011.
This year he has had eight victories on the Tartan Tour, including the headline Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles in July when he scooped a £9,000 top prize.
He finished tied 42nd at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, another main European Tour event, at Castle Stuart the same month, winning over 19,000 Euros in the process.
Earlier in the year he finished tied 62nd at the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, winning more than 11,000 Euros.
Local caravan showroom S&D Harper first sponsored the first Elgin pro-am tournament in 1988 when the late Syd Harper was in charge of the firm.
After 10 years, Diageo took over as headline sponsor and four year ago S&D Harper picked up its association with the event when Syd’s son Stuart, now in charge of the firm, resumed the sponsorsip.
“It is a chance to see some of the top pros in Scotland and a good standard of golf,” said Stuart.
Michael McAllan, the new head pro at Elgin, will also line up in the competition which has a shotgun start at 10am next Friday, September 6. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.