Ferguson takes 2013 Tasmanian Senior Open

Ferguson a winner in Tassie
Ferguson a winner in Tassie

QUEENSLANDER Mike Ferguson has won the 2013 Tasmanian Senior Golf Open with a solid two-under par round of 68 at the Devonport Golf Club.

Ferguson played excellent tee-to-green golf to hold off the Victorian duo of Tim Elliott and pre-tournament favourite Kym Olsen.

In perfect summer sunshine in North Western Tasmanian, Ferguson recorded two birdies and an eagle against two bogeys to finish the tournament four shots clear of Elliott and Olsen.

Elliott did his best to chase down Ferguson with five birdies and a bogey, but with Ferguson responding with birdies of his own, the four shot winning margin was the closest he came.

Olsen, the 2012 Legends Tour Order of Merit winner, responded to his disappointing first round score of even par with an excellent 66 to finish in a tie for second with Elliot on three-under for the tournament.

Ferguson thanked the Devonport Golf Club for hosting the event and was also grateful for the support provided by the Devonport City Council.

Ferguson takes home $3600 in prize-money for his first place finish and will looking to defend his title in Devonport next year, with the tournament set to return to the picturesque riverside course in both 2014 and 2015.

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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

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