PETER FOWLER shot a final round 5-under 67 to finish tied third at the rain-delayed French Riviera Masters in Provence on the weekend.
Fowler was defending champion at the event at the Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort and was delighted with his final round performance after play was suspended for two hours.
The 55 year old Aussie carded three birdies and an eagle to add the 67 – one off the best round of the day – to his opening rounds of 68 and 71.
“It was a good defence of my title. In the end I have come up a couple of shots shorts but I’m pleased with the way I played,” Fowler said.
“The weather delay came at a bad time for all of us but it’s the sort of thing that happens from time to time and you just have to get on with it. The course was definitely playable after the re-start. The fairways were very wet but there was nothing wrong with the greens. They held up very well considering the amount of rain we’ve had this afternoon.”
England’s Phil Golding (70) won the event – his second European Senior Tour title – at 18-under with Argentina’s Cesar Monasterio (70) outright second on 11-under and Fowler on 10-under, along with Englishmen Barry Lane (68) and John Gould (69).
Fowler is now 11th on the Order of Merit as the European Senior Tour moves on to its next event this week – the Dutch Senior Open.French Riviera Masters Results