Senior caps great 2012 with fighting Byron win

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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.

 

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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

1 COMMENT

  1. It still amazes me how Peter Senior doesn’t get the recognition he deserves for his golfing accomplishments. Especially on the US Seniors Tour where he is so consistent.

    A great way to finish off the year for Senior and thoroughly deserving for a great man.

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