2019 European Tour Destinations Senior Classic R2

Williams takes charge at PGA Catalunya

July 12-14
PGA Catalunya Resort, Girona, Spain
€250,000
Round 1, Round 3

Chris Williams stormed into the lead on the second day of the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic with a bogey-free round of six under par 66 to take a one-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round.

Senior Classic R2 - Williams takes charge at PGA Catalunya
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The 60-year-old sits on nine under par, one-shot clear of Spaniard José Carilles who posted two eagles in a six-hole spell between the 7th and 12th holes at PGA Catalunya Resort to jump up the leaderboard and put himself into contention for his maiden Staysure Tour title.

Williams, who last triumphed on the Staysure Tour in 2017 at the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters, was firing on all cylinders during his second round and is now poised to claim his third win on the over-50s circuit.

‘’I’ve been driving the ball really well now for 36-holes and have had an amazing first two rounds on the greens,’’ he said. ‘’I’ve holed a number of long putts and not left myself any precious putts for par, which always makes things a lot easier.


‘’It’s a challenging golf course that will punish you when you hit a bad shot. The important thing is that my mistakes haven’t been so bad and I’ve been able to take advantage of the par 5’s, but to come off a golf course like this without any bogeys, is definitely a good feeling.

‘’Taking the lead into the final day is a nice position to be in and it is not something to be scared of, it’s a reward. I’ve been playing really well this week, so tomorrow is something to be excited about and I’m looking forward to going out there and see what happens.’’

New Zealand’s Greg Turner and Englishman David Shacklady sit on six under par after the opening two days and will go into the final round three shots off the pace. Shacklady, who started the day at the top of leaderboard slipped back with a second round of 71, one under par, but remains in the hunt for his second Staysure Tour title.

Argentina’s Mauricio Molina, England’s Paul Streeter and Aussie Peter Fowler sit one stroke further back on five under par and will begin the final day four shots behind Williams.The European Tour Destinations Senior Classic final round begins at 8:10 am, with the leading group getting their title challenge under way at 11:10 am.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-9
69
66
135
2
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-8
70
66
136
3
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-6
67
71
138
3
TURNER Greg
NZL
-6
69
69
138
5
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-5
72
67
139
5
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-5
72
67
139
5
STREETER Paul
ENG
-5
72
67
139
8
KINGSTON James
RSA
-4
71
69
140
8
LANE Barry
ENG
-4
72
68
140
8
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-4
72
68
140
8
TINNING Steen
DEN
-4
71
69
140
8
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-4
70
70
140
13
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-3
73
68
141
13
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-3
70
71
141
13
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-3
72
69
141
16
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
-2
72
70
142
17
COCERES José
ARG
-1
72
71
143
17
DENNIS Clark
USA
-1
72
71
143
17
WILSON Peter T
ENG
-1
73
70
143
20
BROWN Simon P
ENG
0
74
70
144
20
EVANS Gary
ENG
0
70
74
144
20
GOLDING Philip
ENG
0
71
73
144
20
LEVET Thomas
FRA
0
73
71
144
20
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
0
71
73
144
20
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
0
70
74
144
26
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
1
71
74
145
26
MAY Bob
USA
1
75
70
145
26
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
1
72
73
145
26
OLSEN Dan
USA
1
72
73
145
30
BAKER Peter
ENG
2
71
75
146
30
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
2
76
70
146
30
SUNESON Carl
ESP
2
73
73
146
33
EALES Paul
ENG
3
73
74
147
33
FARRY Marc
FRA
3
73
74
147
33
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
3
77
70
147
33
THELEN Tim
USA
3
76
71
147
37
CARBONETTI Luis
ARG
5
76
73
149
37
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
5
81
68
149
37
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
5
76
73
149
37
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
5
71
78
149
41
MARKS Gary
ENG
6
73
77
150
41
MOULAND Mark
WAL
6
74
76
150
41
QUIROS Juan
ESP
6
77
73
150
41
SHERBORNE Andrew
ENG
6
71
79
150
41
SMYTH Des
IRL
6
74
76
150
46
DAVIS Mark
ENG
7
74
77
151
46
EMERSON Gary
ENG
7
74
77
151
46
JOB Nick
ENG
7
75
76
151
46
WALTON Philip
IRL
7
75
76
151
50
ANGLADA Juan
ESP
8
74
78
152
50
DODD Stephen
WAL
8
77
75
152
50
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
8
74
78
152
50
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
8
79
73
152
54
MCLEAN Mike
ENG
10
76
78
154