Harwood takes 2013 Victorian Senior Open

Harwood has been in good form on the European Senior Tour
Harwood has been in good form on the European Senior Tour

MICHAEL HARWOOD birdied the second playoff hole to snatch the 2013 Victorian Senior Open over Kym Olsen at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Club on Friday.

Following an opening round 2-over 73, Harwood stormed home in the second and final round with a 4-under 67 in the testing conditions.

Olsen on the other hand was a picture of consistency firing two rounds of 1-under 70 on his way to the playoff at 2-under.

“This has been truly a great event and I’m really looking forward to coming back next year, you have an amazing golf course”, Harwood said at the presentation.

Melbourne’s adverse spring weather made itself known during the event with players called off the course on Thursday due to a lightning storm accompanied by gale force winds. Players awoke to much friendlier conditions on Friday with sunny skies and lighter winds before winds again picked up.

Terry Price finished alone in third place on 1-under after holing two pitch shots for eagle on his way to a second round 2-under 69 to go with his first round of 72.

Overnight leader David Hill struggled in the tough conditions in the second round to finish in a tie for fourth place with New South Welshman Darryl Purchase who fired an equal best of the day 67 in the final round.

Unfortunately Rodger Davis had to withdraw from the tournament after gallantly trying to complete his first round before a back injury got the better of him.

The E-Z-GO Legends Tour Victorian Swing continues this week ahead of the Australian PGA Senior Championship at Richmond Golf Club in western Sydney next week from October 31 to November 3.

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