Senior takes the honours at Royal Queensland Cup

He might be in the veteran class these days but Queensland hero Peter Senior continues to prove he can still mix it with the best of them.

While the former Australian Open champion has dropped off the main Tour these days, he continues to be compete in some ‘senior’ events and showed he could still shoot the lights out with a slashing five-under-par 67 to take out the 2018 Royal Queensland Cup.

Peter Senior Peter Senior (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Senior later explained that he was thrilled to be back at Royal Queensland Golf Club, one of the spiritual homes of Queensland Golf.

“The golf course here at Royal Queensland continues to mature really nicely and given the undulations on the greens, it was great to hit it in the right portion of the greens today,” said Senior.

“Royal Queensland Golf Club has been very good to me throughout my career, athough it has been more than 20 years since I have won a tournament here which is pretty amazing considering the great hosts Royal Queensland have been over the years.

“Although I have played a limited schedule on more recent years, I can comfortably say that the greens were some of the best I have played in recent memory.

“Adam Mills and his team should be very proud of them.”

Senior’s round of 67 included six birdies with just one lone bogey which came on the par four 14th hole.

After posting a two-under-par round of 70, Simon Jagot finished in outright second position with defending champion Richard Backwell, as well as Darren Rix, rounding out the top three placings by carding one-under par rounds of 71

The Royal Queensland Cup was part of the Ladbrokes Legends Tour which plays pro-ams all around the state before heading south in the warmer months.