Mitchell claims hat-trick

Golf

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

ASH­FORD’S Peter Mitchell carded a clos­ing round of four un­der par 68 to claim his third victory of the sea­son at the Lake Garda Ital­ian Se­niors Open at the Palazzo Arzaga Ho­tel, Spa and Golf Re­sort on Sun­day. The 50-year-old started the day tied with Chile’s Guillermo Encina but had to fend off both Ian Woos­nam and Gor­don J. Brand be­fore winning by one shot on 13 un­der par 203. The victory was worth £23,364 and helped the English­man to climb to fourth on the Euro­pean Se­niors Tour Or­der of Merit be­hind Woos­nam, Bern­hard Langer and Brand. Mitchell had opened with rounds of 68 and 67 to edge out his near­est ri­vals in one of the most ex­cit­ing fin­ishes seen on this sea­son’s Se­niors Tour. Mitchell said: “It’s great to win a third ti­tle but now I need a beer and a bit of a rest.”

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