Poulton’s birdie blitz secures WP Senior title
An 8-under-par total 136 and King David Mowbray’s Craig Poulton is the 2019 WP Senior Open Champion – Paarl’s George Bezuidenhout and Royal Cape’s James Dougan finished behind the winner on 3-under-par 141.
After 27 holes, Poulton had a five-shot lead and was never really challenged. It was on the front nine holes that Poulton ran away from the field – in total he slotted in nine birdies. Holes 10 to 18 proved a little more challenging with only three birdies and two bogeys.
This is Poulton’s second provincial win – he topped the leaderboard at the 2016 WP Senior Masters.
Poulton’s clubmate, Herman September carded rounds of 71-71, finished tied fourth with Royal Cape’s Brian Mampies on a total 142. September was runner-up in the 2018 WP Senior Open, ironically on the same score 71-71 (142)