Staysure Tour

European Tour Properties Senior Classic 2018

September 07-09

Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, Balchik, Bulgaria

€250,000

September 07-09

Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, Balchik, Bulgaria

€250,000

Round 2

Do less, achieve more is the motto for Bulgaria leader Atlevi

September 08, 2018

Magnus P Atlevi will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour Properties Senior Classic after posting a second successive 66 to reach ten under par on Day Two at Lighthouse Golf and Spa Resort.

Do less, achieve more is the motto for Bulgaria leader Atlevi, © Getty Images

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The 53 year old picked up where he left off on Friday in Bulgaria by carding a four under par front nine to extend his lead at the summit. Three further birdies and a pair of bogeys arrived on the back nine as he signed for another five under par round, meaning the Swede will take a two-shot advantage over Peter Baker and Stephen Dodd into the final round.

Baker and Dodd also matched their opening rounds by carding four under par rounds of 67 to end Day Two on eight under par.

Englishman Baker did take an early lead on Saturday after posting two birdies in his first six holes, but once the Swede teed it up, he quickly clawed back the lead and Atlevi was pleased with how he started.

“I played even better than yesterday at the start,” he said. “I finished one over for the last six holes today but overall, it’s a good round.

“There was much less wind today, sometimes there was no wind. However, the wind direction did change so it made some holes much tougher compared to yesterday.

“I have a really good feel on the greens and it makes a big difference. I played really well early on today.”

Atlevi admits to being frustrated with his game over the last few months and revealed he has adopted an approach to make things simpler this week.

“I’ve improved on my one-shot lead but nothing’s finished until we play our 54 holes,” he said.

“That’s the mindset I’m trying to have – it’s just a pit-stop now and who’s in the lead doesn’t matter. It only matters when we’ve played 54 holes.

“I’ve been trying a little bit too hard this year. It’s been really frustrating because my game has been solid. I’ve come up with a slogan for this week: do less, achieve more. Let’s see if I can do that tomorrow.”

The biggest mover of the day was South African James Kingston, who signed for a superb six under par 65. Kingston’s bogey-free round ensures he will go into the final round on six under par, four shots off the lead.

A shot ahead of him is Mauricio Molina, who sits in sole fourth place on seven under par. Behind Kingston are Peter Fowler and Brendan McGovern on five under par, while Malcolm MacKenzie and André Bossert are a shot further back on four under.

The final round will begin at 8.30am on Sunday September 9, with Rafael Gomez, Carl Suneson and Gary Wolstenholme in the first group off the first tee. Leader Atlevi will begin his final round alongside Baker and Dodd at 9.58am.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-10
66
66
132
2
DODD, Stephen
-8
67
67
134
BAKER, Peter
-8
67
67
134
4
MOLINA, Mauricio
-7
68
67
135
5
KINGSTON, James
-6
71
65
136
6
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-5
70
67
137
FOWLER, Peter
-5
69
68
137
8
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-4
70
68
138
BOSSERT, André
-4
69
69
138
10
TINNING, Steen
-3
71
68
139
LOMAS, Jonathan
-3
70
69
139
STREETER, Paul
-3
71
68
139
SHACKLADY, David
-3
71
68
139
14
WOOSNAM, Ian
-2
71
69
140
MARKS, Gary
-2
68
72
140
SCOTT, Peter
-2
70
70
140
LUNA, Santiago
-2
71
69
140
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-2
74
66
140
19
SUNESON, Carl
-1
70
71
141
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-1
72
69
141
BENNETT, Stephen
-1
68
73
141
MANSON, Gordon
-1
70
71
141
TARLING, Ken
-1
70
71
141
QUIROS, Juan
-1
74
67
141
FARRY, Marc
-1
72
69
141
COCERES, José
-1
73
68
141
27
CARRILES, José Manuel
Par
70
72
142
MAMAT, Mardan
Par
73
69
142
GOMEZ, Rafael
Par
70
72
142
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
Par
75
67
142
LONGMUIR, Bill
Par
73
69
142
32
HARWOOD, Mike
1
72
71
143
CARBONETTI, Luis
1
73
70
143
THELEN, Tim
1
73
70
143
GOLDING, Philip
1
73
70
143
WESTERMARK, Daniel
1
70
73
143
37
WILLIAMS, Chris
2
73
71
144
MONASTERIO, Cesar
2
73
71
144
WESSELINGH, Paul
2
72
72
144
40
RICHARDSON, Steven
3
75
70
145
WHARTON, Mark
3
68
77
145
RUSSELL, David J
3
72
73
145
MCLEAN, Mike
3
74
71
145
44
DAVIS, Mark
4
75
71
146
WILSON, Peter T
4
75
71
146
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
4
73
73
146
WALTON, Philip
4
76
70
146
BROWN, Simon P
4
75
71
146
49
MOULAND, Mark
5
74
73
147
50
SHERBORNE, Andrew
7
74
75
149
51
GEORGE, Andrew
8
76
74
150
SALLAT, Jean Pierre
8
77
73
150
53
EMERSON, Gary
12
74
80
154
JOB, Nick
12
78
76
154
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-10
132
2
DODD, Stephen
-8
134
BAKER, Peter
-8
134
4
MOLINA, Mauricio
-7
135
5
KINGSTON, James
-6
136
6
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-5
137
FOWLER, Peter
-5
137
8
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-4
138
BOSSERT, André
-4
138
10
TINNING, Steen
-3
139
LOMAS, Jonathan
-3
139
STREETER, Paul
-3
139
SHACKLADY, David
-3
139
14
WOOSNAM, Ian
-2
140
MARKS, Gary
-2
140
SCOTT, Peter
-2
140
LUNA, Santiago
-2
140
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-2
140
19
SUNESON, Carl
-1
141
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-1
141
BENNETT, Stephen
-1
141
MANSON, Gordon
-1
141
TARLING, Ken
-1
141
QUIROS, Juan
-1
141
FARRY, Marc
-1
141
COCERES, José
-1
141
27
CARRILES, José Manuel
Par
142
MAMAT, Mardan
Par
142
GOMEZ, Rafael
Par
142
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
Par
142
LONGMUIR, Bill
Par
142
32
HARWOOD, Mike
1
143
CARBONETTI, Luis
1
143
THELEN, Tim
1
143
GOLDING, Philip
1
143
WESTERMARK, Daniel
1
143
37
WILLIAMS, Chris
2
144
MONASTERIO, Cesar
2
144
WESSELINGH, Paul
2
144
40
RICHARDSON, Steven
3
145
WHARTON, Mark
3
145
RUSSELL, David J
3
145
MCLEAN, Mike
3
145
44
DAVIS, Mark
4
146
WILSON, Peter T
4
146
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
4
146
WALTON, Philip
4
146
BROWN, Simon P
4
146
49
MOULAND, Mark
5
147
50
SHERBORNE, Andrew
7
149
51
GEORGE, Andrew
8
150
SALLAT, Jean Pierre
8
150
53
EMERSON, Gary
12
154
JOB, Nick
12
154