Date: November 06, 2011

Davis holds lead into final round

Rodger Davis will head into the final round of the 2011 ISPS Handa Australian Senior Open with a 1 shot lead after an even par round of 72 today. Davis who teed off in the last group of the day battled wet and windy conditions for the most part of the day but showed determination turning 1 under the card before a bogey on 10. A birdie on the par 5 fifteenth put him back under par before an untimely bogey on 17 finished out his round square with the card. Davis said he was pleased with his round considering the less than ideal weather conditions for the day. Terry Price who joined Englishman Gary Wolstenholme with the rounds of the day shooting 2 under 70 was pleased with his round and is enjoying the course Lake Karrinyup has presented. If you died and went to golfing heaven, this would be the place you d want to play every day, Price said after his round. Price who only played 2 events on the European Senior Tour this year admits it s hard to be competitive against the seniors playing a full schedule. I ve spent most of my year being the primary carer for my Mum who hasn t been well so tomorrow will be an interesting test on my game. Price will tee off at 10.45am with leader Rodger Davis and Englishman Gary Wolstenholme. Wolstenholme who shot rounds of 73 and 70 to be one behind Price said he is loving being back in Perth again. I played this tournament at Royal Perth last year and I absolutely fell in love with the place so I was thrilled to comeback . Wolstenholme who hasn t played for 3 weeks while he’s been looking for a new house in the UK said he was using this event to acclimatise to the Southern Hemisphere and prepare for the next European Senior Tour event in Taiwan in 2 weeks time. I m absolutely loving the course and facilities this week at Lake Karrinyup. They ve generously allowed me to stay on and practice next week to prepare for Taiwan and I m thrilled to be at such a fantastic course for a few weeks. 2009 Champion Mike Harwood had another solid round shooting even par 72 sitting 4 shots back from tournament leader Rodger Davis. Peter Fowler shot 74 while course architect Michael Clayton shot 75. The leading groups will tee off at 10.45am tomorrow. Spectators are welcome with gold coin entry donations going to support the ISPS Handa Japan ReliefFund.