Welshman Phillip Price won the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship after firing a final round 67 at London Golf Club in Kent.
The 2002 Ryder Cup star five under par round, added to earlier rounds of 67, 66, 71, saw him win the championship by two shots ahead of Michael Campbell, James Kingston and Peter Lonard.
Price began the final round at the Brands Hatch venue two strokes behind 54-hole leader David McKenzie, but started his surge up the leaderboard with three birdies in his first six holes, including one at the first hole. A bogey on the seventh saw him make the turn at two under par to apply the pressure on the leaders, before he moved swiftly passed them on the back nine. Price shot a blemish-free 33, including an eagle on the 11th and a birdie on the 16th to set the target at 17 under par.
With Kingston and Lonard unable to match the Welshman’s total, Price was crowned champion to become the first player from Wales to win the event since Brain Huggett in 1993.
“This win is a little nicer than the first one,” said Price, who previous senior win came at the Winston Open in 2017. “I’ve had my wife and two children here with me, and the children haven’t seen me win anything so that made it special. I’ve been playing quite well all year, with a lot of top-ten finishes, but without a win, so this was a huge relief for me. The birdie on the first got me off to a nice start. I hit a good tee shot and a nice six iron and then a good chip. I holed a nice putt and that settled me down. I had a number in my mind all week. 18 under won last year and I wanted to get to that. I got to 17, which is pretty close, and 18 under would’ve seen them off but 17 under was good enough to get the job done.”
Campbell recorded a final round of 67, including an eagle finish, to finish two shots behind Price in second place alongside South Africa’s Kingston and Australian Lonard. While overnight leader McKenzie signed for a final round of 72, level par, to take fifth.