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 3

Atlevi completes wire-to-wire victory in Bulgaria

September 09, 2018

Magnus P Atlevi showed great character to win the European Tour Properties Senior Classic with a closing 67 to post a total of 14 under par at Lighthouse Golf and Spa Resort.

Atlevi completes wire-to-wire victory in Bulgaria, © Getty Images

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The fight for the title proved to be a two-horse race, with Atlevi just getting the better of Stephen Dodd who, following a double bogey on the 18th, finished on 11 under par, three shots behind the winner.

The Swede started quickly by firing three birdies in his first five holes, but three bogeys over the next five meant the momentum swung towards Dodd, who took the lead with a par at the tenth.

Atlevi then bounced back as the final group headed towards home. Three successive birdies and a further gain at the 16th meant he approached the 18th with a one-shot lead. As it transpired, Dodd carded a double bogey at the final hole and Atlevi safely holed out for par and victory.

The 53 year old admitted to being overwhelmed after securing his victory and was delighted with how he bounced back after dropping shots around the turn.

“I am really happy, especially because I bounced back,” he said. “I had a good start and it was all going according to plan and then things went sideways and continued going sideways.

“I lost the lead and somehow managed to bounce back with the birdies on the back nine. It’s a good feeling.

“I dropped a few shots because the guys were making long putts for birdies and I could just see it going the wrong way for me. You just have to dig in.

“I made 12 and 13 from ten metres and then I stiffed it on 14, which was crucial. That was the par three where I made bogeys on the previous two days. I was 166 metres from the hole and I played a full six iron to three feet, so it was probably the shot of the week.”

The battle with Dodd went all the way to the final hole and Atlevi enjoyed the competition with his playing partner in Bulgaria.

“I saw the scoreboard on 15, I saw it was down to two men which is kind of what you want,” he said. “You can relax because you think the worse you can get is second, but you obviously want to win.

“We both played 16 brilliantly, knocked it on in two and he had an eagle putt from 15 feet to make it even, but we both two-putted. We both got par on 17 and then 18 was a completely different hole. The wind was against so it was a tough finishing hole. I hit the green and Dodd missed.

“Dodd had trouble behind the green so I knew a three-putt would be fine, so it makes it that little bit easier. I had a good feel on the greens all week long so it was a good finish.”

The Swede’s last win was the 2016 Paris Legends Championship and he’s determined not to wait as long for his next victory.

“Time goes quickly when you get older and also because I enjoy playing on tour so much,” he said. “I’ve got to make sure it’s not going to be two years before my next win.

“What we all want to do is win. We’re all getting towards the end of our careers and when we win, we cherish it. It’s great to have a second win.”

James Kingston continued his good run of form by securing third place with a four under par 67 on Day Three, finishing on ten under par for the week. Peter Fowler and Mauricio Molina were a shot further back on nine under par, while José Coceres and Brendan McGovern finished on eight under.

Argentinian Coceres signed for a stunning seven under par 64, which would have been a course record if preferred lies weren’t in operation.

With his victory at the European Tour Senior Classic, Atlevi moves to tenth on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit, while Dodd moves up a place to third following his second consecutive runner-up finish.

Pos.
Player Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
ATLEVI Magnus P SWE
-14
66
66
67
199
€ 37,500
2
DODD Stephen WAL
-11
67
67
68
202
€ 25,000
3
KINGSTON James RSA
-10
71
65
67
203
€ 17,500
4
FOWLER Peter AUS
-9
69
68
67
204
€ 12,538
4
MOLINA Mauricio ARG
-9
68
67
69
204
€ 12,538
6
COCERES José ARG
-8
73
68
64
205
€ 9,500
6
MCGOVERN Brendan IRL
-8
70
67
68
205
€ 9,500
8
BAKER Peter ENG
-7
67
67
72
206
€ 7,500
8
LUNA Santiago ESP
-7
71
69
66
206
€ 7,500
10
MARKS Gary ENG
-6
68
72
67
207
€ 6,000
10
SANDELIN Jarmo SWE
-6
74
66
67
207
€ 6,000
10
WOOSNAM Ian WAL
-6
71
69
67
207
€ 6,000
13
BOSSERT André SUI
-5
69
69
70
208
€ 4,625
13
CARRILES José Manuel ESP
-5
70
72
66
208
€ 4,625
13
MACKENZIE Malcolm ENG
-5
70
68
70
208
€ 4,625
13
TINNING Steen DEN
-5
71
68
69
208
€ 4,625
17
LOMAS Jonathan ENG
-4
70
69
70
209
€ 3,888
17
SHACKLADY David ENG
-4
71
68
70
209
€ 3,888
19
MARTIN Miguel Angel ESP
-3
75
67
68
210
€ 3,367
19
SCOTT Peter ENG
-3
70
70
70
210
€ 3,367
19
STREETER Paul ENG
-3
71
68
71
210
€ 3,367
22
GOMEZ Rafael ARG
-2
70
72
69
211
€ 2,900
22
HARWOOD Mike AUS
-2
72
71
68
211
€ 2,900
22
WILLIAMS Chris RSA
-2
73
71
67
211
€ 2,900
25
QUIROS Juan ESP
-1
74
67
71
212
€ 2,500
25
SUNESON Carl ESP
-1
70
71
71
212
€ 2,500
25
WOLSTENHOLME Gary ENG
-1
72
69
71
212
€ 2,500
28
BENNETT Stephen ENG
0
68
73
72
213
€ 2,163
28
FARRY Marc FRA
0
72
69
72
213
€ 2,163
28
GOLDING Philip ENG
0
73
70
70
213
€ 2,163
28
LONGMUIR Bill SCO
0
73
69
71
213
€ 2,163
32
MANSON Gordon AUT
1
70
71
73
214
€ 1,938
32
WESSELINGH Paul ENG
1
72
72
70
214
€ 1,938
34
MONASTERIO Cesar ARG
2
73
71
71
215
€ 1,800
34
TARLING Ken CAN
2
70
71
74
215
€ 1,800
36
BROWN Simon P ENG
3
75
71
70
216
€ 1,600
36
CARBONETTI Luis ARG
3
73
70
73
216
€ 1,600
36
MAMAT Mardan SIN
3
73
69
74
216
€ 1,600
36
MOULAND Mark WAL
3
74
73
69
216
€ 1,600
36
RUSSELL David J ENG
3
72
73
71
216
€ 1,600
36
THELEN Tim USA
3
73
70
73
216
€ 1,600
42
CHEETHAM Jonathan S ENG
4
73
73
71
217
€ 1,350
42
RICHARDSON Steven ENG
4
75
70
72
217
€ 1,350
42
WALTON Philip IRL
4
76
70
71
217
€ 1,350
42
WILSON Peter T ENG
4
75
71
71
217
€ 1,350
46
SALLAT Jean Pierre FRA
6
77
73
69
219
€ 1,200
46
WESTERMARK Daniel SWE
6
70
73
76
219
€ 1,200
48
MCLEAN Mike ENG
7
74
71
75
220
€ 1,125
49
DAVIS Mark ENG
8
75
71
75
221
€ 1,050
49
WHARTON Mark ENG
8
68
77
76
221
€ 1,050
51
SHERBORNE Andrew ENG
9
74
75
73
222
€ 975
52
EMERSON Gary ENG
12
74
80
71
225
€ 900
52
GEORGE Andrew ENG
12
76
74
75
225
€ 900
54
JOB Nick ENG
14
78
76
73
227
€ 825
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
ATLEVI Magnus P
-14
199
€ 37,500
2
DODD Stephen
-11
202
€ 25,000
3
KINGSTON James
-10
203
€ 17,500
4
FOWLER Peter
-9
204
€ 12,538
4
MOLINA Mauricio
-9
204
€ 12,538
6
COCERES José
-8
205
€ 9,500
6
MCGOVERN Brendan
-8
205
€ 9,500
8
BAKER Peter
-7
206
€ 7,500
8
LUNA Santiago
-7
206
€ 7,500
10
MARKS Gary
-6
207
€ 6,000
10
SANDELIN Jarmo
-6
207
€ 6,000
10
WOOSNAM Ian
-6
207
€ 6,000
13
BOSSERT André
-5
208
€ 4,625
13
CARRILES José Manuel
-5
208
€ 4,625
13
MACKENZIE Malcolm
-5
208
€ 4,625
13
TINNING Steen
-5
208
€ 4,625
17
LOMAS Jonathan
-4
209
€ 3,888
17
SHACKLADY David
-4
209
€ 3,888
19
MARTIN Miguel Angel
-3
210
€ 3,367
19
SCOTT Peter
-3
210
€ 3,367
19
STREETER Paul
-3
210
€ 3,367
22
GOMEZ Rafael
-2
211
€ 2,900
22
HARWOOD Mike
-2
211
€ 2,900
22
WILLIAMS Chris
-2
211
€ 2,900
25
QUIROS Juan
-1
212
€ 2,500
25
SUNESON Carl
-1
212
€ 2,500
25
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
-1
212
€ 2,500
28
BENNETT Stephen
0
213
€ 2,163
28
FARRY Marc
0
213
€ 2,163
28
GOLDING Philip
0
213
€ 2,163
28
LONGMUIR Bill
0
213
€ 2,163
32
MANSON Gordon
1
214
€ 1,938
32
WESSELINGH Paul
1
214
€ 1,938
34
MONASTERIO Cesar
2
215
€ 1,800
34
TARLING Ken
2
215
€ 1,800
36
BROWN Simon P
3
216
€ 1,600
36
CARBONETTI Luis
3
216
€ 1,600
36
MAMAT Mardan
3
216
€ 1,600
36
MOULAND Mark
3
216
€ 1,600
36
RUSSELL David J
3
216
€ 1,600
36
THELEN Tim
3
216
€ 1,600
42
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
4
217
€ 1,350
42
RICHARDSON Steven
4
217
€ 1,350
42
WALTON Philip
4
217
€ 1,350
42
WILSON Peter T
4
217
€ 1,350
46
SALLAT Jean Pierre
6
219
€ 1,200
46
WESTERMARK Daniel
6
219
€ 1,200
48
MCLEAN Mike
7
220
€ 1,125
49
DAVIS Mark
8
221
€ 1,050
49
WHARTON Mark
8
221
€ 1,050
51
SHERBORNE Andrew
9
222
€ 975
52
EMERSON Gary
12
225
€ 900
52
GEORGE Andrew
12
225
€ 900
54
JOB Nick
14
227
€ 825