IN FORM: Brad Burns has won a handful of events recently.
IN FORM: Brad Burns has won a handful of events recently. Contributed

Hot streak for Burns on legends circuit

GOLF: Yandina Creek's Brad Burns has stormed to the lead in the Order of Merit race on the PGA Legends Tour, via a sizzling run of form.

He's won four of the past six events on the circuit, including Tuesday's Milmerran Pro-Am.

Burns carded a round of seven under par 65, to finish three shots ahead of Martin Peterson.

After making the turn in six under, Burns picked up a further birdie on the back nine to set a new course record.

"The front nine is what set it up for me ... I really made the most of my opportunities and it was great to make the turn in six under,” he said.

"It wasn't all plain sailing on the back nine, but I did enough to win and at the end of the day that's all that we remember.”

He said it was a favoured location on the tour.

"I really look forward to returning to Millmerran, the people are just so friendly, and even if you don't play well, you know you are going to have a good day.”

The win there followed his win at the Fraser Coast on Sunday. Burns, one of the busiest tournament golfers in the country, shot identical rounds of 69 for a two-under par 36-hole total of 138.

He's also won events in Fiji and Yeppoon during the past month.

Burns has overtaken fellow Sunshine Coaster Glenn Joyner on the tour leaderboard. The latter is currently in Britain trying to qualify for the Senior British Open.

Professionals now head to Toowoomba, with the first of two events teeing off at the Toowoomba Golf Club on Thursday.

There are several events left on the tour this year, including a selection of events on the Sunshine Coast.

Beerwah, Mt Coolum, Noosa, Twin Waters and Pelican Waters courses will all feature while the season-ending tournament will be contested at Maleny in December.


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