Lonard showing signs
NEW South Welshman Peter Lonard continues to show glimpses of what everyone knows he is capable as he attempts to battle his way back to the US PGA Tour.
Now playing the Nationwide Tour after a series of setbacks and surgeries, Lonard found himself back in the thick of the action at the Mexico Open recently when sitting in a tie for first place with just one round to go.
Unfortunately for Lonard, a winner at the MCI Heritage Classic on the US Tour back in 2005 and an eight-time champ on the Australasian Tour, his final round 73 wasn’t what he had hoped for as he dropped back into 11th position. His next tournament, the PGA Viking Classic, saw him achieve a top-10 finish, with an 18-under total to secure a T9 placing, his best finish of the year. So he is making some positive steps in the right direction.
Lonard was 78th on the moneylist after Mexico and while he has his work in front of him in trying to climb into the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour by year’s end, recent performances have certainly given him more than a glimmer of hope.