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 3

Luna leaves field behind in Forest of Arden

October 07, 2018

Santiago Luna stayed in control throughout the final round as he marched to victory at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters.

Luna leaves field behind in Forest of Arden, © Getty Images

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The Spaniard began the day in a share of the lead alongside Englishman Peter T Wilson, but he almost immediately pulled away from the pack.

Thanks to birdies on the fourth, sixth and seventh holes, Luna built a three-stroke advantage that he maintained almost all the way around the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club.

No tournament is without its theatrics however, and when the 55 year old made bogey on the par four 16th hole, his lead was suddenly reduced to one when Ian Woosnam, birdied the par five 17th.

The Madrid native immediately responded to his blunder with a birdie on the next, which restored his cushion and allowed him to play the final hole in relative comfort.

“This week was fantastic,” he said. “I have a good relationship with the golf course. I hit it fantastic and I had a good feeling on the greens and that was really important because the greens were unbelievable. They were really fast but really nice, the golf course was unbelievable and I played really well. I kept a good attitude and everything was with me.”

The win is Luna’s fourth of his Staysure Tour career, his first of 2018 and moves him up to 14th on the Order of Merit, which he was quick to point out is becoming more competitive by the day.

“Every year it is becoming more difficult out here,” he said. “I’m really happy, I have four wins at the moment and I’m happy with that and I know it’s going to be more difficult every year because this generation is the one I played with on the European Tour for many years and they are great players.”

The triumph was extra-special for Luna whose wife, Mamen Luna, was by his side all week, and on hand to watch him strike the winning putt.

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure,” he said. “I’m more happy for her than for me, honestly. It’s a tournament, it’s a great tournament, I played fantastic and I’m really happy, but I’m really more happy for her than for me, honestly.”

The two nearly-men, Austrian Markus Brier and Wilson, both recorded their best results of the season by finishing in a tie for second place on eight under par.

The 1993 Ryder Cup teammates Ian Woosnam and tournament host Peter Baker, who celebrated his 51st birthday today, each took a share of fourth place on seven under par.

The Staysure Tour now heads to France for the Paris Legends Championship at Racing Club de France La Boulie as the International Schedule marches on from October 11-13 in Paris.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
LUNA, Santiago
-10
67
70
69
206
2
WILSON, Peter T
-8
68
69
71
208
BRIER, Markus
-8
65
73
70
208
4
BAKER, Peter
-7
69
73
67
209
WOOSNAM, Ian
-7
68
72
69
209
6
REMESY, Jean-François
-6
70
72
68
210
KINGSTON, James
-6
69
73
68
210
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-6
68
73
69
210
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-6
70
70
70
210
10
LANE, Barry
-5
69
71
71
211
11
STREETER, Paul
-2
74
71
69
214
GILFORD, David
-2
70
73
71
214
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
70
72
72
214
14
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-1
72
74
69
215
DODD, Stephen
-1
70
75
70
215
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-1
70
73
72
215
17
THELEN, Tim
Par
75
71
70
216
18
COCERES, José
1
71
75
71
217
FARRY, Marc
1
70
75
72
217
WESSELINGH, Paul
1
71
73
73
217
SHACKLADY, David
1
69
75
73
217
22
SUNESON, Carl
2
73
74
71
218
PRICE, Phillip
2
70
77
71
218
24
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
72
75
72
219
OLDCORN, Andrew
3
72
74
73
219
MANSON, Gordon
3
76
72
71
219
FOWLER, Peter
3
71
77
71
219
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
3
70
76
73
219
29
MARKS, Gary
4
74
73
73
220
30
BROWN, Simon P
5
73
73
75
221
TINNING, Steen
5
74
75
72
221
GOLDING, Philip
5
72
79
70
221
33
BRAND, Gordon J
6
74
74
74
222
SMYTH, Des
6
72
76
74
222
EMERSON, Gary
6
73
77
72
222
LOMAS, Jonathan
6
73
77
72
222
37
GOMEZ, Rafael
7
76
76
71
223
38
BOSSERT, André
8
73
77
74
224
39
RICHARDSON, Steven
9
75
76
74
225
MONASTERIO, Cesar
9
76
76
73
225
41
MASON, Carl
10
72
74
80
226
SHERBORNE, Andrew
10
72
78
76
226
43
EALES, Paul
11
76
76
75
227
44
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
12
72
75
81
228
LEVET, Thomas
12
70
76
82
228
DRUMMOND, Ross
12
74
79
75
228
47
WILLIAMS, Chris
13
73
80
76
229
48
MOULAND, Mark
14
81
75
74
230
49
ROCCA, Costantino
16
80
76
76
232
50
DARCY, Eamonn
17
77
79
77
233
LONGMUIR, Bill
17
77
81
75
233
WALTON, Philip
17
79
78
76
233
RETD
BRAND JNR, Gordon
5
75
2
-
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Roger
13
76
9
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
LUNA, Santiago
-10
206
2
WILSON, Peter T
-8
208
BRIER, Markus
-8
208
4
BAKER, Peter
-7
209
WOOSNAM, Ian
-7
209
6
REMESY, Jean-François
-6
210
KINGSTON, James
-6
210
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-6
210
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-6
210
10
LANE, Barry
-5
211
11
STREETER, Paul
-2
214
GILFORD, David
-2
214
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
214
14
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-1
215
DODD, Stephen
-1
215
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-1
215
17
THELEN, Tim
Par
216
18
COCERES, José
1
217
FARRY, Marc
1
217
WESSELINGH, Paul
1
217
SHACKLADY, David
1
217
22
SUNESON, Carl
2
218
PRICE, Phillip
2
218
24
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
219
OLDCORN, Andrew
3
219
MANSON, Gordon
3
219
FOWLER, Peter
3
219
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
3
219
29
MARKS, Gary
4
220
30
BROWN, Simon P
5
221
TINNING, Steen
5
221
GOLDING, Philip
5
221
33
BRAND, Gordon J
6
222
SMYTH, Des
6
222
EMERSON, Gary
6
222
LOMAS, Jonathan
6
222
37
GOMEZ, Rafael
7
223
38
BOSSERT, André
8
224
39
RICHARDSON, Steven
9
225
MONASTERIO, Cesar
9
225
41
MASON, Carl
10
226
SHERBORNE, Andrew
10
226
43
EALES, Paul
11
227
44
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
12
228
LEVET, Thomas
12
228
DRUMMOND, Ross
12
228
47
WILLIAMS, Chris
13
229
48
MOULAND, Mark
14
230
49
ROCCA, Costantino
16
232
50
DARCY, Eamonn
17
233
LONGMUIR, Bill
17
233
WALTON, Philip
17
233
RETD
BRAND JNR, Gordon
5
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Roger
13
-