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.