Staysure Tour

MCB Tour Championship-Mauritius

December 07-09

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

€450,000

December 07-09

Constance Belle Mare Plage, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

€450,000

Round 3

Clark coasts to victory at Constance Belle Mare Plage

December 09, 2018

Clark Dennis secured his fourth Staysure Tour title in stunning fashion as he equaled the Tour’s lowest 54-hole score to win the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius.

Clark coasts to victory at Constance Belle Mare Plage, © Getty Images

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The American, victorious at the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort earlier this year, carded an eight under par final round of 64 to sign for a 23 under par total, matching the record-setting score achieved by defending champion Thaworn Wiratchant at last year’s event.

Even more impressively, last year’s Staysure Tour Number One didn’t drop a shot across the three days at Constance Belle Mare Plage, carding 21 birdies and an eagle over 54 holes.

He started the final round three strokes ahead of Sweden’s Magnus P Atlevi and the pair traded blows on the front nine as they both made the turn four under par.

Atlevi reduced the deficit to just one stroke after six holes, but Dennis crucially birdied the seventh and eighth holes to restore his advantage.

There were just two strokes in it as Atlevi birdied the 13th hole. However, the American switched gear on the closing stretch and birdied four of the last five holes to sign for a 23 under par total, finishing eight strokes ahead of Atlevi.

“To have my fourth victory on this Tour is amazing,” said Dennis. “I was not expecting much coming into this week. My game didn’t feel good and the jetlag was getting to me, but everything fell together.

“I started striking it well, made some putts and here I am. I wish I knew what I did this week so I could bottle it and keep doing it.

“Magnus played fantastically today. I couldn’t get away from him. I knew he was going to make a lot of birdies today, so my mindset was to keep making birdies and that helped me – knowing that he was going to play so well.

“My son, Phillip, did a great job on the bag this week. He was quiet. He knew what to say and when to say it – we just had a lot of fun out there.”

There was all to play for on the final day across the golf course as the top 29 on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit and three invitations will compete in next week’s MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles.

Double Senior Major Champion Roger Chapman needed a top three finish to guarantee his spot in the season-ending event at Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles, and he carded a final round of 67, five under par, to claim third place outright on 13 under par.

Sharing fourth place on 12 under par were 2002 Ryder Cup teammates Paul McGinley and Phillip Price, while 1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman finished sixth on 11 under par.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
DENNIS Clark
USA
-23
63
66
64
193
€ 68,486
2
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-15
67
65
69
201
€ 45,657
3
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-13
68
68
67
203
€ 31,960
4
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-12
67
68
69
204
€ 22,897
4
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-12
67
66
71
204
€ 22,897
6
LEHMAN Tom
USA
-11
69
69
67
205
€ 18,263
7
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-10
69
71
66
206
€ 16,437
8
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-9
71
67
69
207
€ 14,610
9
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-8
67
71
70
208
€ 12,784
10
BAKER Peter
ENG
-7
70
69
70
209
€ 11,414
10
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-7
68
70
71
209
€ 11,414
12
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
-6
71
70
69
210
€ 10,045
13
FROST David
RSA
-5
69
72
70
211
€ 8,447
13
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-5
73
68
70
211
€ 8,447
13
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-5
68
72
71
211
€ 8,447
13
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-5
68
74
69
211
€ 8,447
17
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-4
70
68
74
212
€ 6,369
17
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
-4
72
69
71
212
€ 6,369
17
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-4
73
68
71
212
€ 6,369
17
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-4
71
70
71
212
€ 6,369
17
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-4
68
70
74
212
€ 6,369
17
TINNING Steen
DEN
-4
70
69
73
212
€ 6,369
23
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-3
74
72
67
213
€ 4,920
23
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-3
73
72
68
213
€ 4,920
23
EALES Paul
ENG
-3
70
71
72
213
€ 4,920
23
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
71
72
70
213
€ 4,920
27
BRIER Markus
AUT
-2
69
71
74
214
€ 3,887
27
BROADHURST Paul
ENG
-2
73
69
72
214
€ 3,887
27
COCERES José
ARG
-2
69
73
72
214
€ 3,887
27
DODD Stephen
WAL
-2
77
67
70
214
€ 3,887
27
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-2
71
72
71
214
€ 3,887
27
SUNESON Carl
ESP
-2
71
69
74
214
€ 3,887
27
THELEN Tim
USA
-2
69
74
71
214
€ 3,887
34
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-1
73
71
71
215
€ 3,242
34
STREETER Paul
ENG
-1
71
72
72
215
€ 3,242
34
WILSON Peter T
ENG
-1
70
73
72
215
€ 3,242
37
BOSSERT André
SUI
0
70
73
73
216
€ 3,013
37
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
0
71
74
71
216
€ 3,013
39
MANSON Gordon
AUT
1
74
72
71
217
€ 2,831
39
MOULAND Mark
WAL
1
73
72
72
217
€ 2,831
41
KINGSTON James
RSA
2
69
73
76
218
€ 2,694
42
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
3
71
74
74
219
€ 2,557
42
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
3
73
74
72
219
€ 2,557
44
FARRY Marc
FRA
4
72
71
77
220
€ 2,420
45
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
5
72
77
72
221
€ 2,237
45
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
5
71
71
79
221
€ 2,237
45
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
5
78
69
74
221
€ 2,237
48
MARKS Gary
ENG
6
76
75
71
222
€ 2,055
49
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
9
76
73
76
225
€ 1,963
50
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
11
79
72
76
227
€ 1,872
Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R3
Total
1
DENNIS Clark
USA
-23
64
193
2
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-15
69
201
3
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-13
67
203
4
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-12
69
204
4
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-12
71
204
6
LEHMAN Tom
USA
-11
67
205
7
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-10
66
206
8
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-9
69
207
9
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-8
70
208
10
BAKER Peter
ENG
-7
70
209
10
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-7
71
209
12
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
-6
69
210
13
FROST David
RSA
-5
70
211
13
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-5
70
211
13
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-5
71
211
13
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-5
69
211
17
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-4
74
212
17
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
-4
71
212
17
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-4
71
212
17
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-4
71
212
17
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-4
74
212
17
TINNING Steen
DEN
-4
73
212
23
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-3
67
213
23
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-3
68
213
23
EALES Paul
ENG
-3
72
213
23
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
70
213
27
BRIER Markus
AUT
-2
74
214
27
BROADHURST Paul
ENG
-2
72
214
27
COCERES José
ARG
-2
72
214
27
DODD Stephen
WAL
-2
70
214
27
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-2
71
214
27
SUNESON Carl
ESP
-2
74
214
27
THELEN Tim
USA
-2
71
214
34
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-1
71
215
34
STREETER Paul
ENG
-1
72
215
34
WILSON Peter T
ENG
-1
72
215
37
BOSSERT André
SUI
0
73
216
37
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
0
71
216
39
MANSON Gordon
AUT
1
71
217
39
MOULAND Mark
WAL
1
72
217
41
KINGSTON James
RSA
2
76
218
42
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
3
74
219
42
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
3
72
219
44
FARRY Marc
FRA
4
77
220
45
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
5
72
221
45
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
5
79
221
45
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
5
74
221
48
MARKS Gary
ENG
6
71
222
49
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
9
76
225
50
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
11
76
227