Noel Ratcliffe has been crowned the Polygiene Australian PGA Seniors Champion, finishing with a six-stroke victory at Byron Bay Golf Club.

Ratcliffe finished the 54-hole tournament at four under-par.

Strong westerly winds on Sunday made for tricky conditions on the final day.

Ratcliff’s even-par 72 was the equal best of the day

Ratcliffe had rounds of 70, 70 and 72 to be the only player in the field to finish under par.

Defending Champion David Merriman equalled Ratcliff’s final round 72 to finish tied second with John Clifford (78), Terry Gale (75) and Stuart Reese (75).

Ratcliffe won $14,400 of the $80,000 purse.

Scores:

1 Noel Ratcliffe NSW -4 70 70 72 212 $14,400.00
T 2 David G Merriman NSW +2 76 70 72 218 $5,368.00
T 2 John T Clifford NSW +2 72 68 78 218 $5,368.00
T 2 Stuart F Reese NZ +2 70 73 75 218 $5,368.00
T 2 Terry Gale WA +2 67 76 75 218 $5,368.00
T 6 Garry Merrick SA +4 69 75 76 220 $2,896.00
T 6 Rodger Davis QLD +4 70 73 77 220 $2,896.00
T 8 Brian Jones QLD +7 72 72 79 223 $2,272.00
T 8 Garth Domigan NZ +7 68 72 83 223 $2,272.00
T 10 Hiroshi Fujita JPN +8 74 72 78 224 $1,760.00
T 10 Neil D Wall QLD +8 73 75 76 224 $1,760.00
T 12 David J Good VIC +10 71 74 81 226 $1,312.00
T 12 David Saunders NSW +10 74 77 75 226 $1,312.00
T 12 Gregory C Hohnen NSW +10 74 72 80 226 $1,312.00
T 15 Richard Ellis NZ +12 75 74 79 228 $1,088.00
T 15 Roger Jf Stephens SA +12 72 73 83 228 $1,088.00
T 17 David L Galloway SA +13 71 78 80 229 $940.00
T 17 Jim Lapsley  +13 71 77 81 229 $940.00
T 17 John J Downs QLD +13 75 74 80 229 $940.00
T 17 Phillip Dolby NSW +13 77 74 78 229 $940.00
T 21 Gary S Wright QLD +14 73 75 82 230 $832.00
T 21 Hugh F Dolan QLD +14 76 73 81 230 $832.00
T 23 John N Williamson NZ +15 77 75 79 231 $736.00
T 23 John R Tolhurst QLD +15 74 74 83 231 $736.00
T 23 Paul J Connell NSW +15 75 76 80 231 $736.00
T 23 Richard Coombes NZ +15 76 76 79 231 $736.00
27 Randall C Vines QLD +16 78 76 78 232 $656.00
T 28 David S Hutchison QLD +17 77 74 82 233 $580.00
T 28 Kyle R Francis NSW +17 76 76 81 233 $580.00
T 28 Michael A Ferguson QLD +17 74 73 86 233 $580.00
T 28 Peter Criss NSW +17 77 78 78 233 $580.00
T 32 Charles V Henderson NSW +18 76 78 80 234 $504.00
T 32 Danny J Spencer QLD +18 75 77 82 234 $504.00
T 32 Jeffrey E Woodland QLD +18 78 80 76 234 $504.00
T 32 Leonard Sorensen NSW +18 74 79 81 234 $504.00
T 36 Allan J Cooper QLD +19 75 79 81 235 $448.00
T 36 Elliott Booth TAS +19 74 79 82 235 $448.00
T 36 Gerry R Getty QLD +19 78 79 78 235 $448.00
T 39 David Hartshorne NZ +21 80 78 79 237 $400.00
T 39 Glen Moss Q +21 79 77 81 237 $400.00
T 39 Michael Paterson VIC +21 85 73 79 237 $400.00
T 42 Kennedy Tutisai WA +22 76 82 80 238 $336.00
T 42 Kenneth C Oung WA +22 78 79 81 238 $336.00
T 42 Les Allen NSW +22 80 77 81 238 $336.00
T 42 Richard K Beer NSW +22 75 79 84 238 $336.00
T 42 Shaun O’toole NSW +22 76 74 88 238 $336.00
47 Craig Owen NZ +23 76 78 85 239 $288.00
T 48 Glenn R Cogill QLD +24 77 79 84 240 $256.00
T 48 Malcolm H Wilson QLD +24 77 81 82 240 $256.00
T 48 Paul Bosa QLD +24 79 78 83 240 $256.00
T 51 Mark Wilson NSW +25 83 80 78 241 $208.00
T 51 Paul A Smith QLD +25 78 81 82 241 $208.00
T 51 Wayne M Pickering QLD +25 78 79 84 241 $208.00
54 Phil Fahey QLD +26 83 78 81 242 $176.00
55 Stephen E Boswell NSW +27 79 82 82 243 $160.00
56 Greg Ashton QLD +28 83 76 85 244 $144.00
T 57 Peter J Headland NSW +29 81 84 80 245 $112.00
T 57 Ross G Strachan NSW +29 79 82 84 245 $112.00
T 57 Warren D Gray NSW +29 78 76 91 245 $112.00
T 60 Gregory A Hunter NSW +30 75 83 88 246 $40.00
T 60 Guy C Ferguson QLD +30 82 81 83 246 $40.00
T 62 Frank Mcloughlin WA +31 87 76 84 247 $0.00
T 62 Garry J Campbell QLD +31 82 83 82 247 $0.00
64 Peter Nardella VIC +32 82 85 81 248 $0.00
65 Frank Conallin NSW +33 81 84 84 249 $0.00
66 Robert L Mcconnell QLD +36 82 84 86 252 $0.00
67 Timothy Van Tongeren QLD +37 83 86 84 253 $0.00
68 Wayne Rogers VIC +38 79 84 91 254 $0.00
69 Denis V Brosnan QLD +42 90 81 87 258 $0.00
70 Brent Johnson QLD +44 87 85 88 260 $0.00
71 John R Barrett QLD +45 89 85 87 261 $0.00
72 Paul Mahoney NZ +54 100 85 85 270 $0.00
 Stephen Bishop NSW +24 84 84 WITH 168 $0.00