O’Meara scores first Champions Tour win

Peter SeniorTWO-TIME majors winner Mark O’Meara has had his first individual win on the US Champions Tour, whilst Australia’s Peter Senior has continued his run of top of the field finishes.

O’Meara (66) knocked in a short par putt on the first playoff hole of the Senior Players Championship at the TPC Potomac on Sunday to defeat Michael Allen.

“It’s a thrill. It’s been a long time coming,” the 53 year old O’Meara said of his first individual win since the Dubai Desert Classic in 2004.

“This is a demanding course. It’s a class field. It’s a senior major championship. So I feel like I hit the jackpot.”

Loren Roberts (68) finished third and Jeff Sluman (66) took fourth. Charles Schwab Cup points leader Bernhard Langer rallied to shoot a 67 and finish in 9th place.

Senior hit successive one under 69’s in the last two rounds to finish tied for 16th.

The result added another US$41,000 to his rookie season total earnings of US$775,000.

With three events remaining on the over 50’s Champions Tour he is 17th on the money list.

Senior has confirmed he will be back in Australia to compete in the Handa Australian Senior Open in late November.

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