Peter Fowler has won the MG Plasterers South Australian Senior PGA Championship, successfully defending his 2017 title.

The Blue Lake Golf Club course was presented in fantastic condition gaining praise from the players.

Considering the cool conditions, a great crowd came out in support of the event and the sponsor’s marquee behind the 18th green was a popular spot to watch the exciting finish.

Conditions were again very cold and windy with drizzling rain making scoring extremely difficult for most.

Peter Fowler shot eight birdies for a round of 6-under 64 to claim victory by a single shot over 2016 winner Glenn Joyner with Richard Cooney in outright third place. Overnight leader David Diaz fired a 4-over 74 to finish fourth.

Fowler held a two-shot lead over the trio of Diaz, Joyner & Cooney with two holes to play and had a nervous wait in the clubhouse to see if he could win this event for the fifth time.

Fowler later claimed that he couldn’t sleep last night after his first round, and then spent three hours in the middle of the night putting on the carpet of his hotel room.

The event has had fantastic support from the City of Mt Gambier Council, The Blue Lake Golf Club & the many wonderful sponsors.

Tournament organiser Bill Burley has again hosted a fantastic event and deserves much credit for the smooth running of the event.

The players have loved coming to Blue Lake GC to support Bill and his events over the years and look forward to returning again. Blue Lake GC has previously hosted the South Australian PGA Championship in 2007 & 2008 and then the South Australian Senior PGA Championship in 2016, 2017 & 2018.

Fowler departs on Wednesday for the USPGA Seniors Championship in Benton Harbor, Michigan and if he keeps this form up should be amongst the contenders.