2012 Scottish Senior Open Preview: Leaderboard

Peter Fowler
Fowler …. strong recent senior Major performances

PETER FOWLER heads the contingent of eight Aussie golfers lining up for the 2012 Scottish Senior Open at Fairmont St. Andrews in Fife Scotland this week.

Fowler is currently sixth on the European Senior Tour Order of Merit and has shown some great form this year, particularly his sixth placing at the Senior British Open last month.

The other Aussies in the field for what is the 20th running of the Scottish Senior Open include Mike Harwood, David Merriman, Rodger Davis, Noel Ratcliffe, Tim Elliott, Graham Banister and Terry Price.

Favourite for the £250,000 tournament has to be England’s Barry Lane who has high hopes of winning this event for the third year in succession.

The former Ryder Cup player won for the second time last year after a nerveless final round which reached a spectacular climax when he eagled the 18th to finish two shots clear of Gary Koch.

“I love links golf and I love playing in Scotland,” said Lane this week. “Obviously it suits my game. I was very happy with the way I played in The Senior Open Championship so I’m looking forward to going back to Fairmont St Andrews. I can’t wait.”

Leading the strong Scottish charge is former Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance who helped design the course and won the event in 2006. England’s Ian Woosnam is another strong contender.

2012 Scottish Senior Open Leaderboard

2012 Scottish Senior Open Leaderboard
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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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