Senior second at British Senior Masters

PETER SENIOR has blown a four shot lead he took into the final round of the British Senior Masters, going down by one stroke to Zimbabwe’s Tony Johnstone.

In his second outing as a senior, the Australian was let down by his putter but it still rates as an impressive opening to his over 50’s career.

This second placing comes on top of a fourth at the Senior Scottish Open four weeks ago.

“I played pretty well, hit 18 greens in regulation and you can’t do any better than that but I just putted probably as bad as I have ever putted,” Senior, who turned 50 in July, said.

“I had chances coming in but had nothing on the greens at all. But I played well all week and I’ll look forward to the next one. Tony holed the putts and that is what you have to do in this game.”

For the 53-year-old Johnstone, it was his second win since he returned to tournament golf after radical treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.

He hit a final round six under 66 while Senior’s 35 putts helped him to a 71.

David Merriman and Mike Clayton were the next best Australians in the European Senior Tour event, played at the Woburn Country Club.

Peter Senior will attempt to gain US Champions Tour status when he lines up at their Tour School later in the year.

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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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