Senior denies fellow legends to win PGA Seniors title

The ever-consistent Peter Senior has added yet another title to his impressive resume.

Senior held off challenges from several Aussie golfing legends including Peter O’Malley, Peter Fowler and Peter Lonard to win the Australian PGA Seniors Championship at Richmond Golf Club in Sydney’s north-west.

Peter Senior Peter Senior (Credit: PGA Australia)

The Queenslander, who turned 60 in July, fired a final round 5-under 65 to set up a thrilling closing day of the tournament, however, it wasn’t all as easy as he would have liked with Peter Fowler piling on the pressure coming down the final hole with a chance at a birdie to force a playoff.

Unfortunately for Fowler his drive ended up in the sand and from there he couldn’t make the up and down and the title went to Senior.

“I am so honoured to win this championship…the PGA Legends Tour is growing from strength to strength and to have Richmond as our flagship event is outstanding,” said Davis.

“I’ve been close on a couple of occasions and to win against the calibre of this field is amazing,” Senior said.

“I still enjoy playing but I like to give back playing on the Legends…the guys on this tour are great and we have some fantastic tournaments.”

Senior has amassed a total of 23 Australian PGA Tour titles, including three Australian PGA Championships (1989, 2003 and 2010), three Australian Masters titles (1991, 1995 and 2015) and two Australian Open titles (1989 and 2012) across his 40-year professional career.

Peter O’Malley and Peter Fowler shared second place on 8-under to take home $7000 each in prizemoney while Michael Long and Peter Lonard settled for a share of 4th place on 7-under.