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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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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