THE Australian PGA Legends Tour will have some interesting new participants this year, headed by Krishna Singh, elder brother of former world No 1 Vijay.
Singh won the 2011 Legends Tour Qualifying School played at Camden Lakeside Golf & Country Club recently by a quality field of local and international talent.
Fifteen golfers battled for four spots on the increasing more lucrative and prestigious over 50’s Australian professional tour.
Entrants included Korean Mike Myung-Ok Lee, Mick (Yuichi) Asami of Japan, Kiwis Reg Fleet, Davitt Lavery and Peter Hayes, and a host of Aussies.
Singh, one of three professional golf playing brothers, fired a final round 70 to win by six shots with a three round total of four under-par (212).
The Fijian will start his Australian senior tour campaign from March 11 and with his years of professional tournament experience will be one to watch.
Queenslander resident Tomas Mezera opened with rounds of 75 and 74, before grabbing everyone’s attention with a final round three-under, 69 for outright second place.
Mezera was the winner of the1988 V8 Supercar Great Race at Bathurst and that sort of big race experience should give him the nerve and temperament, to go with the obvious golfing ability, to win on the tour. Not to mention making it pretty easy for him to turn up to tournaments on time.
Tied for third place was New Zealander Peter Hayes with rounds of 76, 70, 74 (220).
Hayes will begin his senior career on the New Zealand Legends Tour starting in February, 2011.
Equal third with Hayes was New South Welshman Graeme Cheshire who came home with a brilliant four-under 32 on the back nine to grab the fourth and final tour spot.
The four new tour graduates are now eligible to access the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour events including the Fiducian Legends PGA Seniors Championship played at Killara Golf Club and the Handa Australian Senior Open played in Perth (WA) an event co-sanctioned with the European Senior Tour.