Victorian Senior Open kicks off with a ‘Big Pot’ for Davis

Rodger DavisRODGER DAVIS and Gerry Power have taken out The Dunes Big Pot team event that served as a curtain raiser to the Victorian Senior Open Championship that begins today at the Dunes Golf Links in Rye.

Davis, the 1986 Australian Open Champion and Power, an amateur, claimed the $40,000 first prize of what is an innovative new format open to amateurs and professionals over 50 that has been likened to limited over cricket.

The four ball knockout matchplay event comprises teams consisting of a professional and amateur who play off the stick over nine holes.

Davis and Power won 2 up over 2008 Champions David Good and Paul Lulofs after teams battled over two days.

In a thrilling final peppered with birdies made by both pairs, Davis and Power combined well to finished five-under through the nine hole contest.

Attention has now turned to the 54 hole Peninsula Hot Springs Victorian Senior Open which commenced this morning.

The Senior Open is the 12th Order of Merit event on the 2010 Legends Tour and holds a prize purse of $35,000.

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