MCB Tour Championship - Seychelles R3

Seventh heaven for Fowler in Seychelles

December 05-07
Constance Lemuria, Praslin, Seychelles
$350,000
Round 1, Round 2


Peter Fowler recorded a final round of 67 to win his seventh Staysure Tour title at the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles at Constance Lemuria.  

MCB Tour - Seychelles R3 - Seventh heaven for Fowler
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The Australian, who won last year’s Willow Senior Golf Classic, started the final round four shots adrift of leader James Kingston, but carded a three under par round, including a bogey-free back nine, to beat the South African by one stroke.

The 2011 Staysure Tour Number One began his final 18 holes at the European Tour Destinations venue with impetus, birdieing the opening two holes to apply pressure on Kingston, reaching the turn two under par after a gain at the sixth followed by a dropped shot at seven.

The calm approach remained key for the 60-year-old as players struggled in the Seychelles sun, including Kingston who dropped three shots in four holes. Fowler, meanwhile, maintained his advantage over a bunched chasing pack as he carded eight consecutive pars from the eighth to the 15th.


With players jostling for position, Fowler gained another stroke at the par five 16th to set the target at four under par, and with Kingston unable to finish with a flourish the Australian was crowned champion in Seychelles.

“It’s been a fantastic three days of golf,” Fowler said. “I made lots of birdies this week. I was fortunate to only have one bogey on my card today and that paid off. I played quite conservatively on the par fives towards the end but managed to get the job done.

“I opened with two birdies and then birdied the sixth and that really settled me down. I played quite well and had a lot of birdie chances but didn’t make them until I got to the 16th, but I kept a lot of bogeys off the card and that was important.

“The golf ball doesn’t know how old you are. Since I’ve turned 60, I’ve said that I still need to work hard. If you look at Bernhard Langer and the other senior guys who are doing well around the world they continue to work hard on their fitness, which is important for us because our fitness is dropping, but I’m trying to keep mine up there. I’ve proved over the last ten years that your fitness is key to success.”

Kingston signed for a final round of 72, two over par, to claim his third runner-up finish of the year and moved into second place on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit. Welshman Phillip Price, who tops the Order of Merit, extended his advantage following his third place finish in Seychelles after his one under par round of 69.

England’s Paul Eales also carded a round of 69 to join Price and Mauricio Molina of Argentina in a share of third, two strokes behind Fowler. A group of four players, including English duo Peter Baker and Simon Brown, Spain’s Miguel Angel Martin and Joakim Haeggman, who carded the joint low round of the day, a four under par 66, finished three shots adrift at one under par.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize money
1
FOWLER, Peter
-4
70
69
67
206
€ 48,370.34
2
KINGSTON, James
-3
69
66
72
207
€ 32,246.89
3
EALES, Paul
-2
72
67
69
208
€ 18,305.48
MOLINA, Mauricio
-2
70
68
70
208
€ 18,305.48
PRICE, Phillip
-2
71
68
69
208
€ 18,305.48
6
BAKER, Peter
-1
73
66
70
209
€ 10,963.94
BROWN, Simon P
-1
72
68
69
209
€ 10,963.94
HAEGGMAN, Joakim
-1
68
75
66
209
€ 10,963.94
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-1
71
67
71
209
€ 10,963.94
10
MCGINLEY, Paul
PAR
72
70
68
210
€ 8,061.72
10
OLSEN, Dan
PAR
69
74
67
210
€ 8,061.72
12
LOMAS, Jonathan
1
72
69
70
211
€ 6,771.85
WILSON, Peter
1
69
67
75
211
€ 6,771.85
14
BOSSERT, André
2
70
70
72
212
€ 5,965.67
GOMEZ, Rafael
2
68
75
69
212
€ 5,965.67
16
ATLEVI, Magnus P
3
69
70
74
213
€ 5,022.45
LUNA, Santiago
3
70
72
71
213
€ 5,022.45
MONASTERIO, Cesar
3
70
70
73
213
€ 5,022.45
STREETER, Paul
3
70
70
73
213
€ 5,022.45
20
FROST, David
4
68
73
73
214
€ 4,030.86
MOULAND, Mark
4
69
72
73
214
€ 4,030.86
REMESY, Jean-François
4
72
76
66
214
€ 4,030.86
WILLIAMS, Chris
4
71
76
67
214
€ 4,030.86
24
LANE, Barry
5
74
71
70
215
€ 3,466.54
QUIROS, Juan
5
74
72
69
215
€ 3,466.54
26
DODD, Stephen
6
68
70
78
216
€ 3,224.69
27
BRIER, Markus
7
72
75
70
217
€ 2,998.96
TINNING, Steen
7
73
73
71
217
€ 2,998.96
29
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
8
73
72
73
218
€ 2,837.72
30
GOLDING, Philip
9
72
68
79
219
€ 2,740.98
31
THELEN, Tim
10
73
76
71
220
€ 2,644.24
32
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
11
76
70
75
221
€ 2,450.76
LITTLE, Stuart
11
74
74
73
221
€ 2,450.76
SUNESON, Carl
11
71
79
71
221
€ 2,450.76
35
CARRILES, José Manuel
12
77
68
77
222
€ 2,289.53
36
DAVIS, Mark
14
74
76
74
224
€ 2,128.30
DENNIS, Clark
14
79
73
72
224
€ 2,128.30
FARRY, Marc
14
70
72
82
224
€ 2,128.30
SHERBORNE, Andrew
14
76
75
73
224
€ 2,128.30
40
CHAPMAN, Roger
15
76
78
71
225
€ 1,967.06
41
EVANS, Gary
17
75
76
76
227
€ 1,902.57
42
SHACKLADY, David
19
75
78
76
229
€ 1,838.08
43
ROCCA, Costantino
22
78
78
76
232
€ 1,741.33
SALLAT, Jean Pierre
22
80
75
77
232
€ 1,741.33
45
WHARTON, Mark
25
81
77
77
235
€ 1,644.59
46
EMERSON, Gary
30
79
75
86
240
€ 1,580.09
WD
ORR, Gary
PAR
64
76
140
€ 0.00
RT
RICHARDSON, Steven
8
73
51
124
€ 0.00