Fowler clinches back-to-back Senior titles

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Fifth title for the Australian

Peter Fowler followed up his win at the Jersey Open with a three shot victory at the ISPA Handa PGA Seniors Championship in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Australian claimed his fifth Senior Tour victory carding rounds of 68, 67, 67 and 70 to finish 12-under for the tournament.

How Peter Fowler sealed the Jersey Senior Open

“Two wins in a row is something that doesn’t happen very often,” said Fowler. “There’s a lot of years of hard work, almost 15 years, to get to this stage, so it’s been worth it.

“I’m playing really good golf and whether you win or not it’s a bonus, but playing good golf is what I strive to do. 

“My putting in particular has been the best it has been for a long, long time, so I’m chuffed with that. 

“You can’t win tournaments without your putting.”

The Australian has his sights firmly on the upcoming US Senior Open Championship: “It was colder so the ball wasn’t going nearly as far and I came up short with a few iron shots and a few from off the tee. 

“I left myself a long shot in on the ninth especially.
“But I knew I was playing well, the best I have played for a few years actually. 

“So it was great to get the job done and nice to have qualified for the US Senior Open Championship.

“I also have to say I enjoyed the course. It is a beautiful development, with great ambience. 

“I played it three or four years ago and I forgot how the designer told me to play it. I certainly won’t forget anything about it now.” 

Runner-up Manson, recorded his best finish of his European Senior Tour career, was intent on focusing on the positives to come out of his impressive week.

“Peter (Fowler) said to me ‘well played you had me sweating out there’ and I gave him a bit of a run for his money. I had chances and got some good putts in today,” the Austrian said.

“It’s my best ever finish and I’m delighted. There was a little blemish on the last, but hey, I did so much good stuff this week.”
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