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 3

Streeter defeats Jiménez for second Staysure Tour title

December 01, 2018

Paul Streeter became a two-time Staysure Tour winner after beating Miguel Ángel Jiménez in a play-off at the inaugural Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Masters at Meliã Villaitana.

Streeter defeats Jiménez for second Staysure Tour title, © Getty Images

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Streeter, who won his first over-50s title at the Travis Perkins Masters in September, bogeyed the 54th hole for a round of 67 and a 14 under par total. The dropped shot saw him head into a play-off with two-time Senior Major winner and home favourite Jiménez, following his bogey-free round of 65.

Both players found the fairway on the par four 18th and the Englishman hit a stunning second shot over the troublesome greenside bunker, landing it three foot from the pin. The Spaniard, who was roared on by the home crowd all week, could only find the heart of the green and left himself a tricky downhill putt from 15 foot.

With The Senior Open Presented by Rolex champion two-putting for par, Streeter grasped the chance to become the maiden Costa Blanca Benidorm Senior Masters champion as he rolled his birdie putt into the middle of the hole.

Having gained his 2018 Staysure Tour card via the Final Stage of Qualifying School, Streeter did not worry about nerves on his way to clinching his second title of the season.

“I didn’t feel the pressure during the play-off because I’m a rookie and Jiménez is a Senior Major winner,” he said. “I felt less pressure during the play-off than I did in normal time.

“To hit that second shot on 18 that close and below the hole, I couldn’t have put it in a better place, so it was great to finish like that.

“I’d say that shot is up there with the best I’ve hit in my career. To do it against such a great champion like Miguel makes it feel even better.

“My goal was to win this year, so to win twice wasn’t part of the plan. To finish inside the top 20 on the Order of Merit and to win once was my goal, so to win again feels fantastic.”

Jiménez, who was making his maiden regular Staysure Tour appearance, took the runner-up spot, while fellow overnight leader Rafael Gomez recorded a round of 70, two under par, to take a share of third place alongside David Shacklady after his bogey-free round of 67.

The final round of the inaugural event was also the last professional round for Eamonn Darcy. The four-time European Tour winner, who holed the winner putt in The 1987 Ryder Cup as Europe won for the first time on American soil, signed for a bogey-free five under par round of 67, one shot shy of shooting his age of 66 years old.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
STREETER, Paul
-14
68
67
67
202
2
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-14
68
69
65
202
3
SHACKLADY, David
-11
69
69
67
205
GOMEZ, Rafael
-11
64
71
70
205
5
DODD, Stephen
-10
67
72
67
206
BRIER, Markus
-10
71
68
67
206
7
EALES, Paul
-9
71
68
68
207
LUNA, Santiago
-9
68
69
70
207
FOWLER, Peter
-9
70
66
71
207
10
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-8
72
70
66
208
CHAPMAN, Roger
-8
68
71
69
208
12
ORR, Gary
-7
71
70
68
209
13
MCGINLEY, Paul
-6
72
72
66
210
QUIROS, Juan
-6
71
71
68
210
WESSELINGH, Paul
-6
70
68
72
210
16
MANSON, Gordon
-5
75
66
70
211
BOSSERT, André
-5
69
71
71
211
18
SMYTH, Des
-4
72
71
69
212
MARKS, Gary
-4
71
70
71
212
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-4
69
72
71
212
21
OLDCORN, Andrew
-3
73
69
71
213
OLAZÁBAL, José María
-3
72
70
71
213
SUNESON, Carl
-3
72
69
72
213
24
RUSNAK, Gary
-2
71
73
70
214
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-2
72
72
70
214
MONASTERIO, Cesar
-2
68
71
75
214
27
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-1
72
74
69
215
LINHART, Pedro
-1
70
73
72
215
29
WILSON, Peter T
Par
73
73
70
216
TINNING, Steen
Par
73
71
72
216
31
DARCY, Eamonn
1
73
77
67
217
BROWN, Simon P
1
71
73
73
217
BRAND JNR, Gordon
1
72
70
75
217
34
GILFORD, David
2
73
70
75
218
35
ROCCA, Costantino
3
80
70
69
219
FARRY, Marc
3
72
74
73
219
EMERSON, Gary
3
72
74
73
219
BAKER, Peter
3
71
74
74
219
RUSSELL, David J
3
72
70
77
219
40
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
77
68
75
220
41
THELEN, Tim
5
77
71
73
221
42
DAVIS, Mark
6
73
76
73
222
SHERBORNE, Andrew
6
75
74
73
222
44
LOMAS, Jonathan
7
75
78
70
223
GOLDING, Philip
7
75
75
73
223
BUENDIA, José
7
75
72
76
223
47
BRAND, Gordon J
10
76
78
72
226
MOULAND, Mark
10
73
75
78
226
49
RIVERO, José
11
79
75
73
227
CONSER, Barry
11
73
78
76
227
51
RICHARDSON, Steven
12
80
78
70
228
WALTON, Philip
12
77
75
76
228
53
GARCIA, Victor
21
77
81
79
237
54
DURAN, Angel
44
89
87
84
260
Pos.
Player
To Par
R3
Total
1
STREETER, Paul
-14
67
202
2
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-14
65
202
3
SHACKLADY, David
-11
67
205
GOMEZ, Rafael
-11
70
205
5
DODD, Stephen
-10
67
206
BRIER, Markus
-10
67
206
7
EALES, Paul
-9
68
207
LUNA, Santiago
-9
70
207
FOWLER, Peter
-9
71
207
10
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-8
66
208
CHAPMAN, Roger
-8
69
208
12
ORR, Gary
-7
68
209
13
MCGINLEY, Paul
-6
66
210
QUIROS, Juan
-6
68
210
WESSELINGH, Paul
-6
72
210
16
MANSON, Gordon
-5
70
211
BOSSERT, André
-5
71
211
18
SMYTH, Des
-4
69
212
MARKS, Gary
-4
71
212
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-4
71
212
21
OLDCORN, Andrew
-3
71
213
OLAZÁBAL, José María
-3
71
213
SUNESON, Carl
-3
72
213
24
RUSNAK, Gary
-2
70
214
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-2
70
214
MONASTERIO, Cesar
-2
75
214
27
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-1
69
215
LINHART, Pedro
-1
72
215
29
WILSON, Peter T
Par
70
216
TINNING, Steen
Par
72
216
31
DARCY, Eamonn
1
67
217
BROWN, Simon P
1
73
217
BRAND JNR, Gordon
1
75
217
34
GILFORD, David
2
75
218
35
ROCCA, Costantino
3
69
219
FARRY, Marc
3
73
219
EMERSON, Gary
3
73
219
BAKER, Peter
3
74
219
RUSSELL, David J
3
77
219
40
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
75
220
41
THELEN, Tim
5
73
221
42
DAVIS, Mark
6
73
222
SHERBORNE, Andrew
6
73
222
44
LOMAS, Jonathan
7
70
223
GOLDING, Philip
7
73
223
BUENDIA, José
7
76
223
47
BRAND, Gordon J
10
72
226
MOULAND, Mark
10
78
226
49
RIVERO, José
11
73
227
CONSER, Barry
11
76
227
51
RICHARDSON, Steven
12
70
228
WALTON, Philip
12
76
228
53
GARCIA, Victor
21
79
237
54
DURAN, Angel
44
84
260