Golf | Dave Hando finishes second in Fiji Classic

FORMER Lithgow golf professional Dave Hando continues to be one of the form golfers onthe  PGA Legends Tour (professionals over 50) following his runners up finish at the prestigious Fiji Classic.

IN GOOD FORM: Dave Hando.

IN GOOD FORM: Dave Hando.

After 18 holes, Hando was one of a group of four golfers that trailed early leader Brad Burns who shot a round of 67.

It was Tim Elliott and Hando that broke away from the pack to pass Burns to secure the major prize money with a score of -10 and -7 respectfully.

Winner Elliott was on fire, recording an eagle and five birdies in his final round of the Classic.

Hando recorded a two round total of -7 to finish three behind.

Elliott and Hando have been in top form this year with Elliott leading the Legends Order of Merit while Hando is in fourth position in a strong field of 174 golfers.

At the start of the year there was interest in how the ban of locking the long putter to the body would affect Hando but with a lot of practice and a new grip away from his body his putting game has been serving him well.

Hando is now back in Australia where he is entered in the Bermagui Pro Am.