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Lonard completes strong week at Senior PGA

(Photo: Bruce Young)
Peter Lonard has shown he is ready for a PGA Tour Champions career, if or when he earns status, with a solid week at the Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbour, Michigan.

Lonard finished in a share of 23rd following a final round of 69 after sharing the lead on day one.

A horror start to his third round when he bogeyed his opening four holes served to unsettle the 50-year-old Sydneysider but a strong finish today has completed an encouraging week.

Lonard has played little golf competitively in recent weeks, in fact this was his first event in nearly three months, so for him not to be as sharp as he needed to be at the business end of the tournament was perhaps understandable.

His 3rd place finish at the Senior British Open last year and now this impressive week in just his second Champions Tour event serves notice of his capacity to do well at this level.

Peter Fowler reeled off a strong finishing round of 66 to move into a share of 34th while David McKenzie was the other Australian to make the cut and finished 64th.

The winner of the event was Englishman Paul Broadhust who won by four shots over Tom Petrovic after a stunning final round of 63.

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