Staysure Tour

Farmfoods European Senior Masters 2018

October 05-07

Forest of Arden Hotel & CC, Coventry, England

€200,000

October 05-07

Forest of Arden Hotel & CC, Coventry, England

€200,000

Round 2

Wilson and Luna share lead in the Midlands

October 06, 2018

Santiago Luna and Peter T Wilson battled the elements on a difficult day for scoring and will take a share of the Farmfoods European Senior Masters lead into the final round.

Wilson and Luna share lead in the Midlands, © Getty Images

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The weather wreaked havoc on Day Two after heavy overnight rain continued into the morning forcing the suspension of tee times due to standing water on the course. The entire field eventually began the round under a 1:15 pm shotgun start following a monumental effort from the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club grounds crew to prepare the course for play.

The rain was only one element the players faced however, as frigid single-digit temperatures and steady winds halted the progress of nearly every competitor in the field.

In the end, only four golfers carded under par rounds, two of whom moved to the top of the leaderboard.

“It was a hard day, it was a different golf course today with a different wind,” Luna said. “It was wet, and it was cold, especially for someone from Spain, so I’m really happy.”

The Spaniard held sole possession of the lead and was piecing together the round of the day before two late blemishes dropped him back towards the field.

“I missed a few greens, but I was really good out of the bunkers,” he said. “I made a lot of up and downs from the sand, which was really good because it gave me a lot of confidence, and I was really good with the putter. I finished with two three-putts on nine and ten, but it’s okay, I’m really happy because it was a tough day — I’ll sign for that score on a day like this.”

Luna, who has won three times on the Staysure Tour, is eyeing his first trophy this year but knows well that the tournament is far from finished.

“Tomorrow is another day and it’s England,” he said. “The wind could be coming from another direction, and so it will probably play like a new golf course. Hopefully it’s going to be sunny — I prefer sunny — and we’ll see what happens. I think all of us are good players and we all have a chance to win and that’s the most important thing.”

For Wilson, who was the only player to break 70 on a brutal Moving Day, contending for the title tomorrow comes as somewhat of a surprise after battling his swing and nagging tightness in the lead up to yesterday’s first round.

“I struggled with the body at the start of the week, and finally loosened up after a few hot baths,” he said. “I went to see my coach in South Africa last week and things started to click and then I had a lesson with Barry Lane, who gave me a couple of tips and things have worked out pretty well, so hopefully they last tomorrow.”

The Englishman might be the most motivated player in the field as he chases his first win on the over-50s circuit, but there will be a hungry pack of professionals chasing him down.

Day One leader Markus Brier sits only one shot back on six under par, while Barry Lane, who won the 2004 British Masters at the Forest of Arden — and also may end up regretting the lesson he gave Wilson earlier this week — is positioned two strokes behind the leaders alongside World Golf Hall of Fame Member Ian Woosnam on four under par.

The final round of the Farmfoods European Senior Masters begins tomorrow at 8:30 am local time with the leaders Luna, Wilson and Brier set to go at 11:40 am.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
WILSON, Peter T
-7
68
69
137
LUNA, Santiago
-7
67
70
137
3
BRIER, Markus
-6
65
73
138
4
WOOSNAM, Ian
-4
68
72
140
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-4
70
70
140
LANE, Barry
-4
69
71
140
7
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-3
68
73
141
8
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
70
72
142
REMESY, Jean-François
-2
70
72
142
BAKER, Peter
-2
69
73
142
KINGSTON, James
-2
69
73
142
12
GILFORD, David
-1
70
73
143
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-1
70
73
143
14
WESSELINGH, Paul
Par
71
73
144
SHACKLADY, David
Par
69
75
144
16
FARRY, Marc
1
70
75
145
DODD, Stephen
1
70
75
145
STREETER, Paul
1
74
71
145
19
OLDCORN, Andrew
2
72
74
146
COCERES, José
2
71
75
146
MASON, Carl
2
72
74
146
THELEN, Tim
2
75
71
146
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
2
72
74
146
BROWN, Simon P
2
73
73
146
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
2
70
76
146
LEVET, Thomas
2
70
76
146
27
SUNESON, Carl
3
73
74
147
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
72
75
147
PRICE, Phillip
3
70
77
147
MARKS, Gary
3
74
73
147
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
3
72
75
147
32
BRAND, Gordon J
4
74
74
148
MANSON, Gordon
4
76
72
148
SMYTH, Des
4
72
76
148
FOWLER, Peter
4
71
77
148
36
TINNING, Steen
5
74
75
149
37
BOSSERT, André
6
73
77
150
SHERBORNE, Andrew
6
72
78
150
EMERSON, Gary
6
73
77
150
LOMAS, Jonathan
6
73
77
150
41
RICHARDSON, Steven
7
75
76
151
GOLDING, Philip
7
72
79
151
43
MONASTERIO, Cesar
8
76
76
152
EALES, Paul
8
76
76
152
GOMEZ, Rafael
8
76
76
152
46
DRUMMOND, Ross
9
74
79
153
WILLIAMS, Chris
9
73
80
153
48
DARCY, Eamonn
12
77
79
156
ROCCA, Costantino
12
80
76
156
MOULAND, Mark
12
81
75
156
51
WALTON, Philip
13
79
78
157
52
LONGMUIR, Bill
14
77
81
158
RETD
BRAND JNR, Gordon
5
75
-
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Roger
13
76
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
WILSON, Peter T
-7
137
LUNA, Santiago
-7
137
3
BRIER, Markus
-6
138
4
WOOSNAM, Ian
-4
140
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-4
140
LANE, Barry
-4
140
7
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-3
141
8
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
142
REMESY, Jean-François
-2
142
BAKER, Peter
-2
142
KINGSTON, James
-2
142
12
GILFORD, David
-1
143
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-1
143
14
WESSELINGH, Paul
Par
144
SHACKLADY, David
Par
144
16
FARRY, Marc
1
145
DODD, Stephen
1
145
STREETER, Paul
1
145
19
OLDCORN, Andrew
2
146
COCERES, José
2
146
MASON, Carl
2
146
THELEN, Tim
2
146
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
2
146
BROWN, Simon P
2
146
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
2
146
LEVET, Thomas
2
146
27
SUNESON, Carl
3
147
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
147
PRICE, Phillip
3
147
MARKS, Gary
3
147
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
3
147
32
BRAND, Gordon J
4
148
MANSON, Gordon
4
148
SMYTH, Des
4
148
FOWLER, Peter
4
148
36
TINNING, Steen
5
149
37
BOSSERT, André
6
150
SHERBORNE, Andrew
6
150
EMERSON, Gary
6
150
LOMAS, Jonathan
6
150
41
RICHARDSON, Steven
7
151
GOLDING, Philip
7
151
43
MONASTERIO, Cesar
8
152
EALES, Paul
8
152
GOMEZ, Rafael
8
152
46
DRUMMOND, Ross
9
153
WILLIAMS, Chris
9
153
48
DARCY, Eamonn
12
156
ROCCA, Costantino
12
156
MOULAND, Mark
12
156
51
WALTON, Philip
13
157
52
LONGMUIR, Bill
14
158
RETD
BRAND JNR, Gordon
5
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Roger
13
-