Peter Fowler didn’t have his best stuff in the final round of the European Senior Tour closer but it would have mattered little as Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant posted a stunning 10-under-par 62 to claim his first over-50s title.

Peter FowlerFowler and Wiratchant began the final round tied at 13-under but while the Australian struggled to an outward nine of 40, Wiratchant posted six birdies and a bogey to open a nine-shot lead.

The procession continued on the journey to the clubhouse with Wiratchant adding three further birdies and an eagle to reach 23-under for the week and an eight -shot victory over Ireland’s Mark McNulty.

A tenacious Fowler came home in 2-under to sign for a 74 and a share of third place at 11-under the card.

However, the cheque for €28,536 took his season earnings to €175,752 and for the sixth time in his eight years on the Senior circuit he is among the top-5 money winners.

A five-time winner on the Tour, that statistic is testament to Fowler’s remarkable consistency and work ethic and at the age of 58 he continues to play remarkable golf.

The 2018 Senior Tour schedule is yet to be released but historically kicks off in March.