Peter Senior has again cemented himself as one of the legends of the game after a comprehensive win at the Gold Coast Senior PGA Championship.
Starting day two one shot ahead of the chasing pack after an opening round of 7-under par 65, Senior birdied his opening hole before going on to fire an 8-under par round of 64 for a 15 under par tournament total.
Senior’s stunning second-round total was enough for a six-shot victory, crowning him the inaugural Gold Coast Senior PGA Champion.
“I made eagle on my 6th hole today and really felt like I had some momentum so when I made a couple of birdies through the middle part of my round, I thought I had done enough,” Senior said.
“Lakelands Golf Club is clearly the best-conditioned golf course on the Gold Coast at present. I have played here plenty of times and this is by far the best I have seen it and is credit to the Lakelands team.
“I think the fact that I am really enjoying my golf at the moment is a big reason for the good form. I am in a really good time of my life both off the course and with my body, and I am hopeful this can continue.”
Senior didn’t have it all his own way, however, with Victorian John Onions mounting an early challenge and when he signed for a 7-under par second round of 65, did enough to secure outright second place with a total of 9-under.
“Although 9-under par might have been good enough to win most other tournaments, I am really content with the result and am extremely impressed with the tournament in the first year,” Onions said.
With $30,000 in prizemoney on offer, the field which also included Peter Lonard, Rodger Davis, Mike Harwood and a total of 50 PGA Professionals was one of the best quality Ladbrokes Legends Tour events the Gold Coast has ever seen. Tournament host and PGA Professional Greg Rix was pleased with the inaugural event.
“The corporate support for the event was evident from the outset and it is really pleasing to see it all come to life over the last couple of days,” Rix said.
“We have big plans for the event to grow over the coming years and with the commitment of the PGA Professionals who played the tournament this year, I am confident we can create one of the most memorable and sort after events in the country.”
Glenn Joyner has maintained his lead in the Tony Hollands Funerals Challenge with two rounds remaining, currently sitting at 4-under par with Richard Backwell, Greg Carroll and Nigel Lane just one shot behind. For the current leaderboard, click here.
The next tournament on the Ladbrokes Legends Tour is on Thursday at Boonah Golf Club and for further information on the tournament or the entire Ladbrokes Legends Tour, please click here.
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