2019 European Tour Destinations Senior Classic R3

Carriles secures Senior Open spot with maiden Staysure Tour victory

July 12-14
PGA Catalunya Resort, Girona, Spain
€250,000
Round 1, Round 2

José Manuel Carriles posted a final round of five under par 67 at PGA Catalunya Resort to secure his maiden Staysure Tour win on home soil at the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic.

Senior Players R3 - Carriles secures Senior Open spot with maiden Staysure Tour victory
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The result marks the Spaniard’s first victory since his triumph at the 2003 Challenge Tour Grand Final and books his place at The Senior Open Presented by Rolex at Royal Lytham & St Annes from July 25-28.

Carriles, who came through Staysure Tour Qualifying School for the third time in January, started the final day one-shot behind overnight leader Chris Williams but ascended to the top of the leaderboard with his third birdie of the day at the 12th hole.

A fantastic fairway bunker shot to set up a birdie on the final hole sealed the deal for the 56-year-old, who hails from Pedreña in northern Spain, the birthplace of the late Seve Ballesteros. He finished the week on 13 under par, three shots clear of the South African, who signed for a one under par round of 71.


‘’When I was walking down the 18th with a two-shot lead I had so many thoughts,’’ he said. ‘’I was thinking about The Senior Open, about my family and all the hard work that goes into winning on the Tour. Even though on the final green I knew I had two putts to win it was nice to roll in the birdie putt for the victory.

‘’The course is great, really fantastic, and to win in Spain in front of my friends and local supporters is really special.

‘’To have to go back to Qualifying School and then come out and get my first win means a lot and hopefully, I will no longer need to worry about whether I have a place in the next tournament!’’

New Zealand’s Greg Turner, who played alongside Carriles and Williams in the final pair, recorded a three under par round of 69 to finish in a tie for third, alongside Argentinian Mauricio Molina and England’s David Shacklady, who chipped in on the last to sign for a final round of 69.

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Englishman Philip Golding fired the lowest round of the day, a bogey-free round of six under par 66 to jump up the leaderboard into tied eighth alongside the 2017 European Tour Destinations Senior Classic champion Santiago Luna.

Carriles moves up 25 places in the Staysure Tour Rankings into seventh position, with José Coceres continuing to occupy the top spot.

The Staysure Tour now travels to Germany, for the WINSTONgolf Senior Open from July 19-21.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-13
70
66
67
203
€ 37,500
2
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-10
69
66
71
206
€ 25,000
3
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-9
72
67
68
207
€ 14,192
3
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-9
67
71
69
207
€ 14,192
3
TURNER Greg
NZL
-9
69
69
69
207
€ 14,192
6
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-8
70
70
68
208
€ 10,000
7
STREETER Paul
ENG
-7
72
67
70
209
€ 9,000
8
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-6
71
73
66
210
€ 7,500
8
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-6
70
71
69
210
€ 7,500
10
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-5
74
70
67
211
€ 6,000
10
DENNIS Clark
USA
-5
72
71
68
211
€ 6,000
10
KINGSTON James
RSA
-5
71
69
71
211
€ 6,000
13
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-4
71
74
67
212
€ 4,750
13
OLSEN Dan
USA
-4
72
73
67
212
€ 4,750
13
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
-4
72
70
70
212
€ 4,750
16
EVANS Gary
ENG
-3
70
74
69
213
€ 3,894
16
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
72
68
73
213
€ 3,894
16
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-3
73
68
72
213
€ 3,894
16
MAY Bob
USA
-3
75
70
68
213
€ 3,894
20
COCERES José
ARG
-2
72
71
71
214
€ 3,125
20
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-2
72
69
73
214
€ 3,125
20
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-2
72
68
74
214
€ 3,125
20
TINNING Steen
DEN
-2
71
69
74
214
€ 3,125
24
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-1
72
67
76
215
€ 2,750
25
FARRY Marc
FRA
1
73
74
70
217
€ 2,395
25
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
1
76
70
71
217
€ 2,395
25
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
1
72
73
72
217
€ 2,395
25
THELEN Tim
USA
1
76
71
70
217
€ 2,395
25
WILSON Peter T
ENG
1
73
70
74
217
€ 2,395
30
BAKER Peter
ENG
2
71
75
72
218
€ 2,125
31
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
3
77
70
72
219
€ 2,013
31
SUNESON Carl
ESP
3
73
73
73
219
€ 2,013
33
EALES Paul
ENG
4
73
74
73
220
€ 1,780
33
LEVET Thomas
FRA
4
73
71
76
220
€ 1,780
33
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
4
76
73
71
220
€ 1,780
33
QUIROS Juan
ESP
4
77
73
70
220
€ 1,780
33
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
4
71
73
76
220
€ 1,780
38
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
5
81
68
72
221
€ 1,600
38
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
5
71
78
72
221
€ 1,600
40
MOULAND Mark
WAL
6
74
76
72
222
€ 1,500
40
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
6
79
73
70
222
€ 1,500
42
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
7
70
74
79
223
€ 1,400
42
SMYTH Des
IRL
7
74
76
73
223
€ 1,400
44
CARBONETTI Luis
ARG
9
76
73
76
225
€ 1,225
44
MARKS Gary
ENG
9
73
77
75
225
€ 1,225
44
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
9
74
78
73
225
€ 1,225
44
SHERBORNE Andrew
ENG
9
71
79
75
225
€ 1,225
44
WALTON Philip
IRL
9
75
76
74
225
€ 1,225
49
DODD Stephen
WAL
10
77
75
74
226
€ 1,050
49
JOB Nick
ENG
10
75
76
75
226
€ 1,050
51
DAVIS Mark
ENG
11
74
77
76
227
€ 975
52
ANGLADA Juan
ESP
13
74
78
77
229
€ 900
52
EMERSON Gary
ENG
13
74
77
78
229
€ 900
54
MCLEAN Mike
ENG
14
76
78
76
230
€ 825