As the field were trying to survive the final round at the Sylvania BMW Legends Pro-Am at Cronulla, Peter Fowler was showing his class and experience in tough conditions firing 3-under 64 to finish on 5 under 129.
Fowler’s round was the best of the day and it would see him take a three shot victory.
With overnight leader Lonard hitting form after shooting 11-under in his last two rounds it was going to take something special to run him down.
The final round would be completely different too day one with strong winds whipping across the golf course. Out of all the leaders it was clear that Fowler was handling conditions best. He would set his victory up with a fine 3-under 32 on the front nine. Showing all his class Fowler would seal his win with a birdie on the 18th hole.
“I played so well from tee to green today. I don’t think I’ve played that well tee to green for a long time," said Fowler.
“Pete (Lonard) probably can’t believe how I could of shot that score today after he saw me play last week in the Australian Open. They do a great job here at Cronulla and I’d just like to thank everyone involved."
Lonard got off to a rough start with a couple of bogeys early in the round and made the turn 3-over. He would steady himself on the back nine and hang on for a runner up finish ending the tournament with rounds of 61,71 for a 2-under 132 total. Hopefully Lonard can continue his good form next week as he tries to play his way onto the Champions Tour in the US for 2019.
Finishing in third was David Merriman with rounds of 63,70 for a 1-under 133 total. Rounding out the top five was Steve Conran, Darren Rix, Michael Harwood and Ken Tarling on even par 134.
The Ladbrokes Legends Tour will move to the Wayne Riley Georges River Council Legends Pro Am on Friday.
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