David McKenzie has ended his 2017 season in style going wire-to-wire to take out the Sunshine Coast Masters at Twin Waters Golf Club.
It has been a big season for McKenzie who earned status on the PGA TOUR Champions for next year.
Courtesy of his win at Twin Waters Golf Club, he was also crowned the Australian Senior PGA champion, with the National Championship played in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Masters.
McKenzie, who has only been part of the Ladbrokes Legends Tour since turning 50 in July, was never troubled by the chasing pack in the final round, finishing at 14-under par, following his 2-under par 70 in today’s final round.
McKenzie finished six shots ahead of Peter Senior, Michael Harwood continued on from his good play at Pelican Waters yesterday to finish in outright third.
“Today has really capped off what has been a busy, but rewarding period in my golfing career,” said McKenzie.
“It was never going to be easy out there today having some of Australia’s greatest chasing me, but after getting off to a good start I settled into my round well.
“I have really enjoyed my time on the Sunshine Coast this week. Both courses at Pelican and Twin Waters were in great condition and you can really see that this tournament is only going to go forward in future years.
“To also be known now as the Australian Senior PGA Champion is a real highlight and I am going to take a moment to have a look at some of the names I have joined on that trophy.”
Professionals will now make the drive up to the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland for the final event of the Labrokes Legends Tour, at the inaugural Maleny Legends Pro-Am.
Brad Burns holds a slender lead in the Order of Merit race over Peter Senior and Tim Elliott, though with Senior electing not to play at Maleny, the battle will be down to two, with Elliott requiring a first or second finish to win back-to-back Order of Merit titles.
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