Martin Peterson took out the final stage of the Legends Qualifying School held at Sandhurst Golf Club last week.
Peterson's consistent play saw him fire rounds of 74 and 75 to finish on 5-over 149, just a shot separated him from Queenslander Burmester who recorded rounds of 77 and 73 for a final score of 6-over 150.
Peterson was a regular on the PGA Tour of Australasia from 1993 to 2003, highlighted by a New South Wales Order of Merit win in 1995.
His qualification onto the 2017 PGA Legends Tour marks the next chapter in the Bega, NSW local's playing career.
"I'm very happy to have won today, and I'm looking forward to a big 2017 on the Legends Tour," said Peterson.
When he is not on the golf course, Peterson is a high school science teacher and is certainly not to be taken lightly in the upcoming Tour, finishing top-10 in the Australian PGA Championships in 1997.
Finishing third was American Scott Puzey who, after a disappointing first round of 80 blitzed the second round to fire 71, the best score of the tournament.
The PGA Legends Tour will tee off on 27 January with the Peach's Fruit Market/Tyrepower Victorian Senior Masters in Milands Golf Club in Victoria. For the full results and upcoming schedule, please visit pga.org.au.
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