Auckland’s Peter Flower proved once again that why he is such a favorite in this sport even today. He has an incredible two shot victory on his counterpart. This was one of the best endings one might have expected in New Zealand PGA for Senior Championship, which was held at Wairakei Golf Course. Jim Lapsley of Queenstown and Peter Flower were tied before heading towards the final round. But Peter Flower started to show off his colors from the start of the round itself. Incredible driving skill and making awesome birdies on first and the third par, and again series of pars made him move towards the trophy.
But people got more interested in watching the battle for the 3rd spot, which was fought between Mike Harwood (71), David Merriman (69) and Roger Davis (68). They all were just 5 shots behind Lapsley who managed 2nd spot for himself. The weather conditions were horrible, and hence there were branches falling off the tree, and thus the condition was reported by the senior players. It was a dangerous situation but seniors showed a lot of heart and played the event in a pleasant and healthy way keeping in mind the sprit of the game.
This event had seen lots of ups and downs and weather played and important role in this event. It was one time that the stationary ball, which was on greens started moving and it was blown away with the wind. Thus, officials stated that this particular ball was unplayable. It par five 14 from the winner of the tournament Peter Flower. It was the only ball, which he missed for his par and hence it was a great sight watching these seniors battle it out for the New Zealand PGA for Senior Championship Trophy.
Lapsley was just two behind Peter Flower at one stage but two of his bogeys at 16 and 13 proved very costly to him and for his goal. This mistake caused him the trophy as he was not able to regroup and recover in last two of his holes. Thus, he ended on second spot, but nevertheless he has a great play this season and showed that he still can seal the deal. The event did end in everything being up to the mark except for the horrible weather condition, which made everyone worried. Thus we hope to come back next year and see some more interesting birdies and pars of golf.Read More