Terry Price claims 2014 NSW Senior PGA title

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TERRY PRICE has claimed his biggest win of the year with a dramatic playoff victory at the NSW/ACT Senior PGA Championship at the Mollymook Golf Club.

Price fired back to back rounds of 2-under 70 at the famed Hilltop Course to tie former champion Michael Harwood, who birdied his final hole in regulation to force a playoff in the 36 hole event.

Harwood closed with a three-under-par 69 and was hopeful of claiming his second NSW Senior PGA title after he won the championship at Oatlands Golf Club in 2009.

In front of an anxious crowd, the playoff took only one hole to decide the champion.

Both players came up short on the difficult par-three ninth hole leaving short pitches to set up a par saving putt.

It was Price who got the better of the usually steady Harwood, who ran his chip eight-feet past the cup, while Price left himself a straight forward three-foot uphill putt for par.

When Harwood missed his putt, Price calmly rolled in his putt to claim the title.

Price said he was delighted to take the title and praised the Mollymook course on the NSW south coast.

“The golf course is just sensational and really was a wonderful test of golf for all legends professionals,” Price said. “It really makes you think about every shot and provides such a unique golfing experience.”

Harwood was again left to rue a lost opportunity, after also recently losing a playoff for the Australian Senior PGA Championship against Kiwi golfer Simon Owen at the Richmond Golf Club in western Sydney.

Round one leader Noel Ratcliffe could not continue his hot form on the final day, closing with a 3-over par 75 to finish in a tie for third at even-par with fellow New South Welshman Steven Aisbett (71-73.)

The E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour now heads to Queensland for two events in Noosa before returning to NSW for the season ending E-Z-GO Legends Tour Championship at Byron Bay which begins on Friday 19th December.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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