I was conscious that people expected to see the old Eddie Polland
. But shooting par is special for me these days."
The tragedy is believed to have unfolded when Kevin got in to trouble while swimming in the deep waters of the steep-sided quarry and a friend ran to raise the alarm.In an attempt to rescue him, Mr Polland
Police said postmortems were due to be carried out on both Mr Polland
and Kevin yesterday.
, who injured his wrist last week when hitting a one-iron out of a divot during the play-off for the Senior British Open, is bidding for his first seniors title.
Alongside Darcy, O'Connor, Jose Rivero and Torrance, others already confirmed include Maurice Bembridge and Gordon J Brand, both of England, Scotland's Bernard Gallacher, Spaniard Antonio Garrido and Northern Ireland's Eddie Polland
Brian Huggett beat Eddie Polland
in a sudden death play-off for the second time in a week to clinch the Seniors British Open title at Royal Portrush.
The closest Miller had been to winning outside Scotland was in his first season on the European Tour in 1979, when he lost to Mark James and Eddie Polland
in a Welsh Open play-off.
RAITH ROVERS have announced the death of former player Willie Polland
, aged 74.
Joining Darcy, Smyth and Torrance, will be home favourites Christy O'Connor Jnr and Eddie Polland
along with Englishmen Maurice Bembridge, Neil Coles, Malcolm Gregson and Tommy Horton and the Spanish duo of Antonio Garrido and Manuel Pi'ero.
, 21, was convicted of two serious assaults during a street battle.
Ireland will once again be well represented as Christy O'Connor Jnr, is expected to lead the way with Liam Higgins, Paul Leonard, Denis O'Sullivan, Eddie Polland
and Dr Arthur Spring also teeing off.
Others on the VIP list are Hugh Boyle, Norman Drew, Eddie Polland
, Christy O'Connor junior, John O'Leary, Eamonn Darcy, Des Smyth, David Feherty, Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton.