Mann power

Fraser Mann lifted his second Silversea Senior PGA Championship in three years as Barnard Castle’s Darren Pearce claimed a top five finish at Foxhills Club and Resort.

The highlight of the senior PGA calendar, Mann (Carnoustie) came through a sudden-death playoff with Paul Streeter (Lincoln Golf Centre) and Roger Tuddenham (The PGA in Hampshire) to reclaim the Bernard Hunt Trophy and take home the £6,000 winner’s cheque.

Pearce pushed the leading three all the way to the finish, closing his third round with a bogey five to post a round of 74 to finish one shot outside of the playoff in a tie for fourth place.

South Moor’s Mark Ridley also made the top 10 with a two over-par total for a tie for eighth place. Matfen Hall’s John Harrison looked set to blow the field away following an opening round 67. He faltered in the second round with a round of 80 before closing with a 74 to take a tie for 11th place.

Having finished the three-round event at level par (218) the three players returned to the par four 18th on the Bernard Hunt course, where Mann made a birdie from 10ft at the third attempt to lift the trophy.