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Encouraging signs despite Peter's missed cut in Panama
Written by Bruce Young   
Saturday, 30 January 2016

Peter has narrowly missed the cut at the opening event of the 2016 Web.Com Tour season finishing just one shot short of playing the weekend at the Panama Claro Championship.

Peter made a great start to the week when he made the turn in round one at 3 under before he sruggled through his back nine to finish with an opening round of 1 over 71.

He  began on the 10th hole in round two and once again he struggled through the layout's back nine before so nearly getting back to the cutline with a homeward nine of 1 under and a round of 72.

It was not enough to make the weekend but there were encouraging signs and he will now play next week's Club Colombia Championship in Bogota

 

 
Peter back playing Web.Com Tour
Written by Bruce Young   
Monday, 25 January 2016

Peter will play his first Web.Com Tour event in nearly 15 months when he tees it up this week at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City as he looks to take advantage of a category available to players either 48 or 49 years of age prior to reaching their 50th birthday in order that they may prepare for the possibility of a career on the Champions Tour.

Three places per event are available in that category and Peter is assured of starts in Panama and in Colombia the following week.

Peter has had mixed results in Panama but did finish 7th there in 2012 and following several solid events on the PGA Tour of Australasia he is happy to be back playing the Web.Com Tour.

 

 

 

 
Peter finishes 2015 with things looking better
Written by Bruce Young   
Thursday, 24 December 2015

 

 Peter during this year's NSW Open (photo Golf NSW)

 Peter has finished 49th at the NSW PGA Championship at Riveride Oaks, slipping back after an impressive opening round but having made the cut in eight of his last ten tournaments in 2015, it continued an encouraging comeback for Peter.

A 4th place finish at the NSW Open in early November followed three weeks later by a 9th place finish at the Australian PGA Championship were impressive weeks and gave heart to a campaign in 2016 that will include several starts on the Web.Com Tour.

"I thought when I birdied the 15th at Royal Pines to get to 2 over I thought if I could find a couple more and post even par then it might well be the winning score as the golf course was playing really tough on that final day.  Then I made a mistake with my approach at the 17th and, perhaps deflated, I hit a bad drive at the last and in the end was lucky to make bogey really. 

Peter eventually finished 32nd on the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit, which, when it is considered he only played a total of twelve events in 2015 was a solid year.

Peter has continued to have physiotherapy work done on his back since playing his last event and is now gearing himself towatrds starts in the early season Web.Com events in Central and South America.

"I have been told I should get several early season starts as the Web.com Tour make available opportunities for former PGA Tour players at ages 48 and 49 to prepare themselves for the Champions Tour.

"Overall I am pleased with the progress I have made this year and looking forward to getting back into it in what will hopefully be Panama in late January."  

 
Mixed fortunes on PGA's final day
Written by Bruce Young   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015

 

Peter made a strong late rally at the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines to put himself in a position to challenge for the title.

After being outside the cutline when playing his approach to the second last hole during round two, Peter holed his approach for eagle at the par four 17th then birdied his final hole to move two shots inside the cut of 6 over par on the demanding layout.

On Saturday he was unable to move froward in terms of scoring but such was the growing difficulty of the golf course that his round of 73 moved him forward on the leaderboard.

During Sunday's final round Peter birdied the 3rd and 4th holes and although he did not birdie again until the par five 15th, his run of pars between had him within just two of the lead when he reached the 17th. A birdie, birdie, finish could well have had him contending for the title.

His drive found the middle of the fairway but he pulled his approach (when caught between clubs) just off the left of the green and took bogey and then bogeyed the last to finish at 4 over. It was good enough for a share of 9th place and while a disappointing finish to the day it was another encouraging week.

Peter will play this week's NSW PGA Championship, his final event of the year, at the Riverside Oaks Golf Club near Richmond to the North and East of Sydney.  

 

 

 

 

 
Peter stages late rally at PGA Championship
Written by Bruce Young   
Saturday, 05 December 2015

As Peter stood on the 17th hole of his second round at the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines, he was at 7 over par for the tournament and looking a forlorn hope of making it inside the cut line. The final two holes of the layout have been strengthened considerably and there was no guarantee of the one birdie he needed to make it to the weekend.

Peter would not only make that birdie he would do even better. His tee shot at the par four 17th was down the left leaving a good angle to the back right flag. His approach pitched in the middle of the green then jumped up the gentle tier and found the bottom of the hole for an eagle. He was at 5 under and inside the cut line.

But just for good measure Peter would also birdie the final hole to cap off a remarkable comeback.

While back in 38th position, Peter is only seven shots from David Lingmerth's lead and two strong finishing rounds could make things interesting over the weekend.  

 

 
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