Harwood 2nd in Spain

Michael Harwood
Mike Harwood gets his 2012 European Senior Tour campaign off to a flying start

LANKY Victorian Mike Harwood got his 2012 European Senior Tour off to a flying start with a second placing at the Mallorca Senior Open in Spain on the weekend.

Harwood shot a final round 1-under 70 to finish on 6-under equal second with South African Chris Williams and England’s Paul Wesselingh.

They were two shots behind the winner, Garry Wolstenholme, who had the distinction of being England’s most capped amateur before turning professional at the ripe old age of 50.

Wolstenholme shot a final round 69 at the Pula Golf Club for an eight-under total to claim what is his second Senior Tour title.

“Everything just clicked into place,” said Wolstenholme. “I came with no expectations so I cannot tell you how delighted I am. This is a genuine bonus.”

Graham Banister hit a sizzling final round 5-under 67 to come in as the next best Aussie on 1-under while Peter Fowler, fresh from his recent success on the PGA Legends Tour in South Australia, opened with a 69 but followed it with a 71 and 74 to finish 1-over in 16th spot.

Fowler won the 2011 European Senior Tour Order of Merit and will be keen to defend the title.

Mallorca Senior Open Final Results


  1. Mike Harwood has started his Senior career very solidly on the European tour. Probably a bit of a forgotten man to Australian golf fans, but did finish 2nd to Ian Baker-Finch in the 1991 British Open.

    Looks set for a successful Senior European career.

  2. Harwood is still a very tough competitor and could really shine this year in Europe.

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