Victorian golfer Ross Percy has recorded the lowest ever score in an Australian Senior Order of Merit round to win the 2008 South Australian Seniors Championship.
Percy’s final round four under par 64 secured his first ever Order of Merit victory.
It was a very popular win for the much travelled Victorian. Percy had an undistinguished start to the 54 hole tournament at the Murray Bridge Golf Course and was five over par after the first five holes
However, he consolidated and reversed the trend on the final day with a start of 3-3-3-3 to be two under par.
Percy finished with 74-66-64 for a total of 204 and even with the card.
Percy will now play in the Victorian Seniors before heading to Malaysia as part of an Australian Seniors team competing in the 2008 Asia Pacific Senior Championship.
Fellow Victorian Pat Giles finished second seven shots behind Percy in his best performance in an Order of Merit event. Giles held the 36 hole lead with opening rounds of 72 and 66 and gave Percy a good battle. Queenslander Peter Terrace compiled three consistent rounds of 70-71-71 for third place.
NSW player Brian Baker won the 54 hole nett event. Baker plays off a handicap of 8 and is a regular competitor in senior events across Australia. His gross scores of 74-74 and a fantastic closing 70 gave him a well deserved victory and the handicap trophy.
204 Ross Percy 74-66-64
211 Pat Giles 72-66-73
212 Peter Terrace 70-71-71
215 Peter Bywaters 68-71-76 Bill Wellington 72-70-73
216 Brian Sams 70-70-76, Graham Bowen 72-69-75
217 Alan Evans 68-73-76
218 Brian Baker 74-74-70, Tony Hyde 74-73-71, Alexander Small 77-71-70
(Source report courtesy of AUSOOM. Full details here)