Allen back to back Champions Tour wins

MICHAEL ALLEN has won his second US Champions Tour event on the trot, this time the two-man team event at the Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in Georgia.

Allen and teammate David Frost shot a better-ball 10-under-par 62 for a 29-under 187 and a one-stroke victory over John Cook and Joey Sindelar in the 2012 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

For the team it was a sweet answer to a year ago, where they finished one shot out of a playoff, and even sweater for the resurgent Allen.

The 53 year old won his very first start on the 50-and-over circuit – the 2009 Senior PGA Championship – but had a lean period till last week when he took the Encompass Pro-Am in Tampa Bay.

“The last couple years I’ve played some good golf, but never have been able to win, so last (week) was a big breakthrough,” Allen said.

“And then this week I just felt very comfortable personally, and I know I’ve got one of the toughest competitors out there with David.”

Allen and Frost were flawless in rounds of 62-63-62 in the better-ball format, and spectacular when they needed to be late in the final round.

“We played solid golf this year,” said Frost, who picked up his second Champions Tour win. “If it wasn’t Michael, it was me; if it wasn’t me, it was Michael. So we played some great golf at different times every day.”

Australia’s Peter Senior teamed with two-time major winner Sandy Lyle to record rounds of 65, 66, and 66 for a 19-under total tied in 21st place.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. A former Sydney journalist, he launched 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, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples and Karrie Webb. He has also reported on numerous amateur tournaments, particularly national senior and veteran events. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best Golf News Report 2016 - 2017.


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