Victorian David McKenzie will attempt to transfer his good form on the links to the downland courses of southern England when he makes his debut at the Staysure Tour Seniors PGA Championship at London Golf Club in Kent.
The downland courses are so named from the open chalk hills on which they are located, The International course at London Golf Club characterised by fast, undulating fairways and risk-reward shots over water.
Far from a links course such as Royal Lytham and St Annes where McKenzie finished tied for fifth in last week’s Senior Open Championship, The International course hosted the Seniors PGA Championship 12 months ago where Kiwi Greg Turner was the pick of the Australasian players in a tie for ninth.
Prior to the tournament having a two-year hiatus, Peter Fowler was the 2015 champion but has struggled somewhat this year having finished seventh on the order of merit in 2018.
Tied for 67th at the Senior Open, Fowler’s best finish of the year came at the experimental Jordan Mixed Open in April where he was tied for seventh. His best result since then was a tie for 18th at the WINSTONgolf Senior Open two weeks ago and was tied for 38th in the Seniors PGA Championship last year.
Former US Open winner Michael Campbell continues his journey in the senior's circuit with Aussie legends Peter O’Malley and Peter Lonard also in the field.
There are two Aussies playing in the European Challenge Tour’s Vierumäki Finnish Challenge in Finland with New South Welshmam Jordan Zunic and Victorian Ben Eccles out to improve their position on the order of merit.
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