Baker holds onto lead in Aberdeen to win Staysure PGA Seniors Championship

Conor Cantwell

Peter Baker, 2023 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship winner at Trump International Golf Links (Image: Getty Images)

Peter Baker’s final round of 72 secured victory for the Englishman at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship as he finished the tournament six shots clear of his nearest competitor, Greg Owen.

Rounds of 69, 66, 69 and 72 across the four days in Aberdeen were enough to secure Baker’s third Legends Tour victory of the year and with this victory, Baker sits on top of the Order of Merit Rankings with a points tally of 2499.6 points, 328.3 ahead of Germany’s Alex Cejka in second.

Gary Murphy finished the weekend with back-to-back rounds of 79, leaving the lone Irishman in contention on 11-over-par for the tournament and in a tie for 45th.


Murphy began the day with a pair of birdies with the 50-year-old certainly hoping to rectify a poor third-round that put him out of the running for a high finish in Scotland.

A bogey on the third ate into his fast start slightly, although a birdie on the fifth put the Irishman back onto two-under-par for the day.

Unfortunately for Murphy, he carded another double bogey on the fourth which would be the beginning of a poor run of holes as he finished the front nine with another dropped shot.

Two bogeys on either side of a triple bogey on the 11th put Murphy on six-over-par for the day, and although there was some joy with a birdie on the 13th it was short-lived as he followed it up with bogeys on the 14th and 16th, finishing off a disappointing end to what could have been a more fruitful weekend for the Irishman.

Peter Baker had a relatively mixed day in terms of scoring across both the front and back nine as he attempted to maintain his healthy lead at the top of the standings.

A birdie on the opening hole was erased by a bogey on the following hole. Another red score on the fourth put the Englishman onto one-under-par for the day but another dropped shot on the seventh sent Baker into the back nine on level par.

A bogey on the 11th brought Baker’s overall score to -11 but his lead at the top was never in jeopardy, and a final birdie on the 15th finished his final round on a bright note, finishing six shots clear of the field.

It’s very special to win an event like this, with all the names on this trophy it goes back a long way so to get my name on the trophy means a lot and I’m delighted,” said Baker.

“I put myself in a great position after the first three days.” He said. “Today was really tough and the conditions were a lot harder, so it was a real battle for me to get it over the line but fortunately I have.”

The next Legends Tour event on the schedule is the WCW Legends Open de France which is to be hosted at the Golf de Saint-Cloud course in Paris, hosted by Jean Van de Velde.

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