A COURSE RECORD 66 during the second round of the inaugural Handa New Zealand Senior Masters has helped Victorian Mike Harwood continue his winning ways on the over 50’s professional golf circuits.
The reigning European Seniors Tour Rookie of the Year followed up his win in Tasmania earlier in the month with an emphatic 10 under par (206) victory after three rounds of New Zealand’s newest and richest seniors golf tournament.
The event, with a prize purse of NZ$150,000 is part of the PGA Legends Tour and brings the best of Australian and New Zealand senior golfers to the Kiwi mainland.
Unfortunately for the hosts at the Millbrook Country Club, it was a clean sweep by the Aussies with fellow Victorian Michael Clayton finishing strongly with a final round 69 to take second place with a six under par total of 210.
Queenslander Wayne Grady was third a shot further back after a final round 72 with his three birdies offset by three bogeys.
The leading Kiwi was Simon Owen, who finished tied for fourth with New South Welshman Noel Ratcliffe.
New Zealand golfing institution Sir Bob Charles finished in 12th equal placing after a final round of 74.