Lehman wins his 4th Champions Tour title

Peter SeniorTOM LEHMAN has won his fourth US Champions Tour title with a three-under 69 final round at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak.

Lehman finished at 16 under for the tournament, four strokes ahead of a trio of fellow Americans: Nick Price, Jeff Sluman and David Frost.

It was Lehman’s second win of the year and extends his lead in the season long Charles Schwab Cup standings. He has now had 12 straight rounds in the 60’s.

“It was hard-earned,” Lehman said. “As nice as yesterday was, today was rugged with the wind the way it was blowing. I thought some of the holes, especially on the front nine against the wind were really difficult.”

Australia’s Peter Senior was coming home well with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th but unfortunately had a double bogey on the last to finish at seven-under with rounds of 69, 69 and 71.

That put him tied for 13th and continued his excellent performances on what is the world’s elite and most lucrative over 50’s tour.

In three starts this year the Queenslander has finished 17th, 12th and 13th and earned US$82,658 for his trouble.

The next event on the tour is the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, Florida. It will be held from April 15 – 17 and has a prize purse of US$1,700,000.

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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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