American Richard Gilkey has held off a high quality field to claim his second victory on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour at the Bega Cheese Pro-Am at Tura Beach Country Club.

Richard GilkeyIn his rookie season on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour in 2019, Gilkey continued his early season form with a flawless 6-under 67 which included six birdies and no bogeys.

‘‘I’ve been out here about a week just trying to get used to the course,” said Gilkey of his first visit to the Merimbula region.

“They’ve had a whole lot of rain over the past week and I actually couldn’t get out the course that much.

“The team here have done a fantastic job and to get the course playable after all the rain has been a mighty effort.”

The hottest player on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour so far in 2019, Mike Harwood, finished in second place as the only other player to shoot in the 60’s with a round of 4-under 69.

Completing the tournament in third was John Onions with 3-under 70, while Peter Lonard and Richard Blackwell rounded out the top five with 2-under 71.

Defending champion Glenn Joyner finished in a tie for sixth on 1-under 72.

Following a break in the calendar the Ladbrokes Legends Tour moves to Queensland next month for the Brookwater Legends Pro-Am on 26-27 April, 2019.