Kenny climbs Lismore leaderboard


Grant Kenny has won the penultimate event of the 2019 Ladbrokes Legends Tour season with a round of 4-under 66 at the Lismore Legends Pro-Am.

An eagle on the par-5 1st hole and birdies on the 6th and 14th resulted in a bogey-free round for the New South Welshman and a one-stroke victory over Richard Backwell.

“It is great to be playing so well at the back end of the year as I was unable to play earlier in the year owing to a head injury,” Kenny said.

“The course was in great condition and all involved should be hugely congratulated on its presentation.”

Queensland’s Richard Backwell continued his impressive season with a round of 3-under 67 for outright second place.

Backwell’s round included birdies on the 1st, 13th, 14th and 16th holes and a lone bogey on the 12th.

After winning Ladbrokes Legends Tour qualifying school in January, Gilkey has featured at the top of numerous leaderboards throughout the year and the Lismore event was no exception.

The American finished tied for third alongside Mike Zilko at 2-under the card.

Brad Burns leads the Ladbrokes Legends Tour Order of Merit race by a small margin over Michael Harwood with one event remaining in 2019.

The $30,000 Australian Legends Tour Championship will determine the OOM winner when the two-day tournament concludes on Friday 13 December at Byron Bay Golf Club.


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