PETER FOWLER has finished tied for third at the 2012 Wales Senior Open.
Fowler shot an even final round at the Conwy Golf Club to finish the tournament at 4-under, three behind winner Barry Lane of England.
Fowler kept his hopes alive of defending his European Senior Tour Order of Merit title and is now fourth in the season long standings.
Lane started the day one shot behind overnight leader Philip Golding and produced a stunning four iron approach shot from 175 yards to six inches on the 17th hole to give himself a two shot cushion over his fellow countryman going into the final hole.
Lane’s two under par final round 70 gave him his fourth European Senior Tour title, as Golding missed out on a maiden win by one shot for a second week in a row.
“It’s a very good standard out here, so it’s always nice to get a win,” said Lane. “It’s never easy and it wasn’t today with Phil and Peter Fowler pushing me all the way.
“No-one was really pulling away and then I hit such a great shot into the 17th which gave me a nice cushion into 18. It was always going to be one or two shots in it, and it was always going to come down to those final three holes which are so tough.”
Mike Harwood was the next best Aussie finishing tied for 12th on even after parring the final round.2012 Wales Senior Open Final Results