Staysure Tour

Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Masters

November 29 - December 01

Meliã Villaitana Golf Club, Benidorm, Spain

€300,000

November 29 - December 01

Meliã Villaitana Golf Club, Benidorm, Spain

€300,000

Round 2

Tight at the top in Benidorm

November 30, 2018

Rafael Gomez and Paul Streeter share the lead going into the final round of the Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Masters, but will have to hold off the challenge of home favourite Miguel Ángel Jiménez who is just two shots back going into the last day in Spain.

Tight at the top in Benidorm, © Getty Images
Paul Streeter

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After breaking the course record with a bogey-free eight under par 64 yesterday, Gomez found the going tougher at Meliã Villaitana Golf Club today, carding three birdies and dropping two shots en route to signing for a one under par round of 71.

Streeter, who clinched his debut over-50s title at the Travis Perkins Masters in September, began the day four shots off the pace but soared up the leaderboard with a five under par score of 67 which included five birdies and a chip-in eagle on the par five 16th.

With a strong chasing pack behind him, including six-time Staysure Tour winner Peter Fowler, plus the in-form Santiago Luna – who won the Farmfoods European Senior Masters last month – and two-time Senior Major Champion Jiménez, Streeter knows he will have a fight on his hands tomorrow.

“Tomorrow is another new challenge for me,” said Streeter.

“I’ve led before, but I had a big lead then, but this time I’m tied with Rafa, so it will be tough but also great to go out and see what happens."

Tight at the top in Benidorm, © Getty Images
Rafael Gomez

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“It was really important to get off to a good start today. I made a nice birdie on the second, then we got on the third tee and the wind suddenly picked up and changed direction, so it was a good par to make on the par three third.

“I birdied the par five fourth and then hit a great shot into the next hole. So, it was great to get off to a good start as it settles you down and gets you up and running.

“Winning at Woburn gives me the confidence that I know I can win, but it’s a totally different golf course with difference circumstances, so it’s a new challenge.”

A shot behind the leading duo is Fowler after he signed for a six under par round of 66 to charge up the leaderboard on Moving Day.

A further stroke back are home favourites Jiménez and Luna. The Spanish pair both carded three under par rounds of 69 to sit two shots behind the leaders and keep the chances of a home victory alive.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
GOMEZ, Rafael
-9
64
71
135
STREETER, Paul
-9
68
67
135
3
FOWLER, Peter
-8
70
66
136
4
LUNA, Santiago
-7
68
69
137
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-7
68
69
137
6
SHACKLADY, David
-6
69
69
138
WESSELINGH, Paul
-6
70
68
138
8
CHAPMAN, Roger
-5
68
71
139
MONASTERIO, Cesar
-5
68
71
139
DODD, Stephen
-5
67
72
139
BRIER, Markus
-5
71
68
139
EALES, Paul
-5
71
68
139
13
BOSSERT, André
-4
69
71
140
14
ORR, Gary
-3
71
70
141
MARKS, Gary
-3
71
70
141
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-3
69
72
141
SUNESON, Carl
-3
72
69
141
MANSON, Gordon
-3
75
66
141
19
QUIROS, Juan
-2
71
71
142
BRAND JNR, Gordon
-2
72
70
142
RUSSELL, David J
-2
72
70
142
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-2
72
70
142
OLDCORN, Andrew
-2
73
69
142
OLAZÁBAL, José María
-2
72
70
142
25
SMYTH, Des
-1
72
71
143
GILFORD, David
-1
73
70
143
LINHART, Pedro
-1
70
73
143
28
RUSNAK, Gary
Par
71
73
144
BROWN, Simon P
Par
71
73
144
MCGINLEY, Paul
Par
72
72
144
TINNING, Steen
Par
73
71
144
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
Par
72
72
144
33
BAKER, Peter
1
71
74
145
MCGOVERN, Brendan
1
77
68
145
35
FARRY, Marc
2
72
74
146
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
2
72
74
146
EMERSON, Gary
2
72
74
146
WILSON, Peter T
2
73
73
146
39
BUENDIA, José
3
75
72
147
40
MOULAND, Mark
4
73
75
148
THELEN, Tim
4
77
71
148
42
DAVIS, Mark
5
73
76
149
SHERBORNE, Andrew
5
75
74
149
44
DARCY, Eamonn
6
73
77
150
ROCCA, Costantino
6
80
70
150
GOLDING, Philip
6
75
75
150
47
CONSER, Barry
7
73
78
151
48
WALTON, Philip
8
77
75
152
49
LOMAS, Jonathan
9
75
78
153
50
RIVERO, José
10
79
75
154
BRAND, Gordon J
10
76
78
154
52
RICHARDSON, Steven
14
80
78
158
GARCIA, Victor
14
77
81
158
54
DURAN, Angel
32
89
87
176
Pos.
Player
To Par
R2
Total
1
GOMEZ, Rafael
-9
71
135
STREETER, Paul
-9
67
135
3
FOWLER, Peter
-8
66
136
4
LUNA, Santiago
-7
69
137
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-7
69
137
6
SHACKLADY, David
-6
69
138
WESSELINGH, Paul
-6
68
138
8
CHAPMAN, Roger
-5
71
139
MONASTERIO, Cesar
-5
71
139
DODD, Stephen
-5
72
139
BRIER, Markus
-5
68
139
EALES, Paul
-5
68
139
13
BOSSERT, André
-4
71
140
14
ORR, Gary
-3
70
141
MARKS, Gary
-3
70
141
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-3
72
141
SUNESON, Carl
-3
69
141
MANSON, Gordon
-3
66
141
19
QUIROS, Juan
-2
71
142
BRAND JNR, Gordon
-2
70
142
RUSSELL, David J
-2
70
142
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-2
70
142
OLDCORN, Andrew
-2
69
142
OLAZÁBAL, José María
-2
70
142
25
SMYTH, Des
-1
71
143
GILFORD, David
-1
70
143
LINHART, Pedro
-1
73
143
28
RUSNAK, Gary
Par
73
144
BROWN, Simon P
Par
73
144
MCGINLEY, Paul
Par
72
144
TINNING, Steen
Par
71
144
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
Par
72
144
33
BAKER, Peter
1
74
145
MCGOVERN, Brendan
1
68
145
35
FARRY, Marc
2
74
146
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
2
74
146
EMERSON, Gary
2
74
146
WILSON, Peter T
2
73
146
39
BUENDIA, José
3
72
147
40
MOULAND, Mark
4
75
148
THELEN, Tim
4
71
148
42
DAVIS, Mark
5
76
149
SHERBORNE, Andrew
5
74
149
44
DARCY, Eamonn
6
77
150
ROCCA, Costantino
6
70
150
GOLDING, Philip
6
75
150
47
CONSER, Barry
7
78
151
48
WALTON, Philip
8
75
152
49
LOMAS, Jonathan
9
78
153
50
RIVERO, José
10
75
154
BRAND, Gordon J
10
78
154
52
RICHARDSON, Steven
14
78
158
GARCIA, Victor
14
81
158
54
DURAN, Angel
32
87
176