Peter Senior, Mike Harwood and Ben Jackson are the joint winners of the $24,000 Kerry Campbell Homes Fraser Coast Classic Legends Pro-Am with all three finishing on even-par 140 at Hervey Bay Golf Club.
After firing 4-under 66 in the opening round, overnight leader Mike Harwood endured a challenging day on course in round two, recording a scorecard of 4-over 74 for an even-par tournament total.
A birdie on the 1st put Harwood on the front foot early in round two; however, his game did not go to plan from there with bogeys on holes 6, 8 and 15 and a double bogey on the 10th.
“I got off to the perfect start but I couldn’t hole a putt from there on,” said Harwood.
“My long game started to become affected from there and with the firm, small greens I couldn’t get any genuine birdie opportunities.”
Following an opening round of even-par, Peter Senior’s final round of 1-under 69 consisted of birdies on holes 4, 11, 12 combined with bogeys on holes 1 and 2.
“I am fortunate enough to pick and choose which events I play these days and I always make sure that this one is one of them,” said Senior.
“The people are great and the course is always presented in fantastic condition.”
Rounding out the trio of winners was Englishman Ben Jackson who, like Senior, fired a second round of 1-under 69 with birdies on holes 6, 8, 10 and 11 and bogeys on holes 1, 2 and 12.
“What an honour it is to share the win with these legends of Australian golf,” said Jackson, who now calls Australia home.
“My other victory this year was a joint win with Peter Fowler so I only share it with the best,” he joked.
It was 18 years to the day on Sunday that Harwood finished second to Ian Baker-Finch in the 1991 British Open in which Senior also finished in a tie for 17th.
Lucien Tinkler who finished tied sixth at Hervey Bay also played in the same Open Championship, proving the quality of talent the Ladbrokes Legends Tour has playing week in week out.
Rounding out the top five at the Kerry Campbell Homes Fraser Coast Classic were David Merriman and David Hando who both finished two shots behind the winners on 2-over 142.
Tod Power, who was in second place after round one, finished in a tie for sixth place at 3-over the card with five other players.
The Ladbrokes Legends Tour now heads to Darling Downs where the $11,000 Millmerran Legends Pro-Am will take place on Tuesday 23 July.
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