AFTER a superb round of golf, Peter Fowler holds a commanding five shot lead heading into the final round of the 2011 Fiducian Legends PGA Senior Championship at the Killara Golf Club.
On a course only two other competitors were able to better on the day, Fowler shot a 3-under par 69 to be 5-under after two rounds.
The next best is round one leader David Hall who is on even. Hall struggled to recapture his first round form (68) and only managed a four over par round of 76.
Striking the ball crisply and scrambling for up and downs when needed, Fowler had a number of opportunities early but really hit his straps with three straight birdies on 9, 10 and 11. Another followed on the 14th.
His only blemish was a bogey on his last hole when a slightly offline drive restricted his approach to the green and he failed to sink his up and down putt. Others found bogeys and worse easy to come by on the tight Killara layout with slick greens and heavy fairway conditions making things difficult.
“I played okay today. I was pretty steady so I’m happy,” Fowler said after signing a card that contained one of only three sub-par rounds acheived on the day.
“I’ve played two solid rounds, nothing spectacular but it was pretty good. I’m just trying to be consistent and if the putts drop…great.”
John Clifford (73-72) and Michael Clayton (75-70) are in third position at one over par and still within striking distance. Other players of note include Rodger Davis (+4), Lyndsay Stephen (+5) and Wayne Smith (+6).
The final round of the 2011 Fiducian Legends PGA Senior Championship concludes on Saturday with the last group of Fowler, Hill and Clifford teeing off at 11am. Play will commence at 9am. Admission to the course is free.