Allen wins Mississippi Classic, Senior and Elkington in top 10

AMERICA’S Michael Allen rallied to win the 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort with Aussies Peter Senior and Steve Elkington both making the top 10 at the US Champions Tour event.

Allen shot a final round 5-under 67 to leapfrog a crowded leaderboard and take his fourth Champions Tour title at 11-under.

The 54 year old started the day two shots behind the overnight leaders, including Germany’s Bernhard Langer (70), but made five birdies on the front nine to vault into the lead.

Allen bogied the last to give Langer a chance on the 18th but the German couldn’t birdie to force a playoff.

Langer finished a stroke behind at 10-under with Americans Russ Cochran (67), Gene Sauers (71) and Tom Pernice Jr. (71) tied for third on eight under.

Peter Senior had seven birdies in his 5-under 67 on Saturday but couldn’t match that Sunday with a two birdie – two bogey even par 72. He finished tied for sixth on 6-under along with Rocco Mediate (67), David Frost (69) and Mark O’Meara.

Tour rookie Elkington is certainly keeping up his strike rate, with a 1-under 71 final round seeing him finish on 5-under tied for 10th. That’s three top tens in five starts this year.

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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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