PETER SENIOR has capped a magnificent year with a four stroke victory at the 2012 Nor East Australian Legends Tour Championship at the Bryon Bay Golf Club in northern NSW.
The 53 year old will be putting up his feet in style back home on the Gold Coast this holiday period after adding to his recent stunning win at the Emirates Australian Open.
Senior produced a fighting three under par final round to put a healthy distance between himself and nearest rival Terry Price, a recent European Senior Tour winner.
Senior opened the three round PGA Legends Tour event with a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to be one behind first round leader Mike Harwood.
Graham Bannister had a great second round on Wednesday to go into the second round at 4-under with Senior and Price a stroke further back.
Bannister faltered in the final round and Senior also trailed Price early after bogies at the first and third holes.
But in typical style the US Champions Tour regular fought back and wore down his opponents with some flawless golf, amassing five birdies and ten pars to give him a comfortable two shot lead playing the last hole.
“It was a battle out there with Terry this afternoon, there was nothing in it for quite a while but then he (Terry) bogeyed 13 and doubled the last which took the pressure off a little,” Senior said.
“It was great to come back to Byron Bay to play in this tournament again; the golf course is in outstanding condition and I have really enjoyed my week here” he added.
New South Welshman Mike Zilko played a courageous even par round of 72 to take outright third place on 1-over.
Some 160 professional and amateur players took part in what has become a very successful annual season-ending event for the PGA Legends Tour and Byron Bay.