MCB Tour Championship - Seychelles R2

Kingston surges in Seychelles

December 05-07
Constance Lemuria, Praslin, Seychelles
$350,000
Round 1, Round 3


James Kingston will go in search of his first Staysure Tour title as he takes a one stroke lead into the final round of the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles.

MCB Tour - Seychelles R2 - Kingston surges in Seychelles
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The South African, who carded a four under par round of 66, began the second round five strokes adrift of leader Gary Orr, but recorded four consecutive birdies on his final four holes to take the lead, with Orr dropping down the leaderboard.

Kingston has claimed four top five results in 2019, including runner-up finishes at the Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde and Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, and is in prime position to seal his maiden Staysure Tour title.

He reached the turn at level par following a birdie at the sixth and a bogey at the ninth, and remained on that score with four holes to play after another birdie and bogey at the 11th and 12th respectively.


The two-time European Tour winner then finished with a flurry of birdies to leap to the summit at Constance Lemuria.

“Whenever you put yourself in the mix coming into the last round you’ve got to give yourself a decent chance,” he said. “I’ve played pretty solid all season so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

“I felt like I played really solid golf today. We had a nice three ball and we finished off in style with André Bossert making eagle and myself and Cesar Monasterio making birdies on 18. I was quite pleased to finish by birdieing the last four holes.

“The back nine, especially the last few holes, if you hit some good shots it’s actually easier to set yourself up with birdie opportunities. Even though the elevation plays a big role I still think there are more opportunities on the back nine.”


Hot on Kingston’s heels is Englishman Peter Wilson, who signed for a round of 67, three under par, having gone out in four under par to move into contention. A group of three players, including Spaniard Miguel Angel Martin, Argentina’s Mauricio Molina and Stephen Dodd of Wales make up the top five at the European Tour Destinations venue on two under par, three strokes behind Kingston.

The final round of the second tournament in the three event final series MCB Tour Championship will get under way at 8:45am local time with Kingston going for glory at 11:30am local time.


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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
KINGSTON, James
-5
69
66
2
WILSON, Peter
-4
69
67
3
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
70
68
DODD, Stephen
-2
68
70
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-2
71
67
6
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-1
69
70
FOWLER, Peter
-1
70
69
PRICE, Phillip
-1
71
68
EALES, Paul
-1
72
67
BAKER, Peter
-1
73
66
11
ORR, Gary
PAR
64
76
MONASTERIO, Cesar
PAR
70
70
BOSSERT, André
PAR
70
70
STREETER, Paul
PAR
70
70
GOLDING, Philip
PAR
72
68
BROWN, Simon P
PAR
72
68
17
FROST, David
1
68
73
MOULAND, Mark
1
69
72
LOMAS, Jonathan
1
72
69
20
LUNA, Santiago
2
70
72
MCGINLEY, Paul
2
72
70
FARRY, Marc
2
70
72
23
HAEGGMAN, Joakim
3
68
75
OLSEN, Dan
3
69
74
GOMEZ, Rafael
3
68
75
26
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
5
73
72
LANE, Barry
5
74
71
CARRILES, José Manuel
5
77
68
29
TINNING, Steen
6
73
73
QUIROS, Juan
6
74
72
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
6
76
70
32
WILLIAMS, Chris
7
71
76
BRIER, Markus
7
72
75
34
REMESY, Jean-François
8
72
76
LITTLE, Stuart
8
74
74
36
THELEN, Tim
9
73
76
37
DAVIS, Mark
10
74
76
SUNESON, Carl
10
71
79
39
EVANS, Gary
11
75
76
SHERBORNE, Andrew
11
76
75
41
DENNIS, Clark
12
79
73
42
SHACKLADY, David
13
75
78
43
EMERSON, Gary
14
79
75
CHAPMAN, Roger
14
76
78
45
SALLAT, Jean Pierre
15
80
75
46
ROCCA, Costantino
16
78
78
47
WHARTON, Mark
18
81
77
RETD
RICHARDSON, Steven
73
51
124