Senior looking for Champions Tour boost

Peter Senior SBO 595

PETER SENIOR will be looking for a change of fortune on the US Champions Tour after another less than stellar performance at the latest event.

Senior shot a final round 5-over 77 at the Boeing Classic at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Washington State on Sunday to finish the three rounds on 4-over, tied for 64th in the 80 man field.

That was 20 shots behind the winner Scott Dunlap (63), who took his maiden senior tour title after a one hole playoff over fellow American Mark Brooks (65).

Senior has been a star performer since joining the tour in 2010 – coming just about as close as possible to winning an event without actually getting his hands on a title – but has struggled somewhat this year.

He has had just two top ten finishes this year (that does include a T9 at the US Senior Open) and seven top 25’s, but will need to get a move on to ensure playing privileges next season.

Senior is currently 39th on the Charles Schwab Cup points list and needs to be in the top 30 to be guaranteed an ongoing card. By comparison, last year he finished 13th and had nine top tens in his 25 events.

But one thing the Queensland native is known for on the golf course is being a fighter, and he still has the pointy end of the Champions Tour season to go to inspire him further.

The tour moves on to Calgary, Canada, this week for the second annual Shaw Charity Classic at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

Boeing Classic Results
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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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