Consistency earns Lonard Sylvania BMW Pro-Am win


A stellar final round in strong winds and difficult conditions has seen Peter Lonard win the 2019 Sylvania BMW Legends Pro-Am.

Lonard used his years of experience to fire a round of 3-under 67 at Cronulla Golf Club, adding to an opening round of the same figure for a tournament total of 6-under the card.

Good scores were hard to come by in the afternoon field where anything under par was a great score but Lonard was all class when posting the best round of the day for a one-stroke victory.

“This golf course suits me with the tight narrow fairways and needing to hit the ball straight,” Lonard said.

“I was runner up here last year and I’m happy to have gone one better this time.”

Overnight leader Richard Backwell was hot on Lonard’s heels from the first tee shot of round two following an opening score of 4-under 66.

A second round of 1-under the card resulted in a 5-under total for second place, an impressive four shots clear of the next best player.

The only other competitor to break par over the two days was Champions Tour player David McKenzie who completed the tournament at 1-under.

The difficult conditions put the impressive field to the test including Ladbrokes Legends Tour regulars Michael Harwood, Brad Burns and Steve Conran who finished in a tie for fourth place at even-par.

The Ladbrokes Legends Tour now moves to the Wayne Riley Gorges River Council Legends Pro-Am at Hurstville Golf Club.


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