ROYAL North Devon professional Iain Parker marked his debut in the Senior PGA Professional Championship by finishing in a three-way share of second place.
Parker,50, said it was a â€˜fantastic feelingâ€™ after he over-achieved his ambition of just finishing in the top 20 at Northants County.
A closing two-over-par 72, which included an eagle at the first, edged him to a final five-over-par 215 - four shots behind champion Peter Smith of Deeside.
It earned Parker ï¿½2,733, plus a place in the De Vere Club PGA Senior Championship at Northumberlandâ€™s Slaley Hall.
â€œMy thoughts at the start of the week were to finish in the top 20 and get into Slaley Hall,â€ he said. â€œThat would have been a good achievement, but Iâ€™ve done much better than that and Iâ€™m delighted.â€
Pic Matt Lewis, Getty Images.
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