Staysure Tour

Scottish Senior Open 2018

September 14-16

Craigielaw Golf Club, Longniddry, Scotland

£250,000

September 14-16

Craigielaw Golf Club, Longniddry, Scotland

£250,000

Round 2

Orr enjoys home comforts as he takes Scottish Senior Open lead

September 15, 2018

Gary Orr is in pole position to capture his first Staysure Tour title as he prepares to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Scottish Senior Open at Craigielaw Golf Club.

Orr enjoys home comforts as he takes Scottish Senior Open lead, © Getty Images

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The Scotsman, from Helensburgh, started the day two strokes behind overnight leader Stephen Dodd but carded a scintillating six under par round of 65 on the East Lothian coast. He is bidding to become the first home winner of the Scottish Senior Open since Sam Torrance in 2006.

He birdied two of his first four holes and then made a further gain on the ninth hole to make the turn three under par. Consecutive birdies followed on the 13th and 14th holes before tapping in for his sixth of the day on the 18th to move two strokes clear of David Shacklady.

“I was delighted with my birdie on 18 today,” said Orr. “It was nice to finish with another on the last. I putted well. There were a few loose shots, but I made a lot of great recovery shots to keep my score ticking over.

“I missed a couple of par threes, so I made a couple of good up and downs. The conditions were a lot better today; it was much more scoreable and there were a lot of birdies out there if you made the right shots.

“It’ll be a difficult day tomorrow. It’s nice being in position but you can’t take anything for granted in this game. I still have to shoot a solid round but, if it is bad, it will take a lot for someone to go low and come out of nowhere.”

Shacklady, who started his day on the back nine, made the turn in level par before an eagle on the par five second saw him move to six under par. He parred the remaining seven holes to sign for a second round of 69.

One stroke behind Shacklady is fellow 2018 Qualifying School graduate Paul Streeter. The two Englishmen have also tasted victory on the European over-50s circuit this season with Shacklady winning the VTB Russian Open Golf Championship and Streeter triumphing at the Travis Perkins Masters earlier this month.

“It was totally different to yesterday,” said Streeter. “It was a lot more playable for me and it was nice to finish with a two-putt birdie. I putted well from long range today.

“I kept it in play and hit some good iron shots, I wasn’t in much trouble, so it was a stress-free round.”

Joining Streeter in a share of third place is Welshman Stephen Dodd who carded a level par round of 71. In fifth place is Switzerland’s André Bossert on four under par while eight golfers, including 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Ian Woosnam, are sixth on two under par.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
ORR, Gary
-9
68
65
133
2
SHACKLADY, David
-6
67
69
136
3
DODD, Stephen
-5
66
71
137
STREETER, Paul
-5
71
66
137
5
BOSSERT, André
-4
73
65
138
6
OLDCORN, Andrew
-2
73
67
140
WOOSNAM, Ian
-2
67
73
140
BRIER, Markus
-2
70
70
140
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-2
69
71
140
MOULAND, Mark
-2
70
70
140
LANE, Barry
-2
69
71
140
KINGSTON, James
-2
71
69
140
GILFORD, David
-2
70
70
140
14
BRAND JNR, Gordon
Par
72
70
142
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
Par
74
68
142
THELEN, Tim
Par
72
70
142
MARKS, Gary
Par
70
72
142
18
HARWOOD, Mike
1
71
72
143
GOMEZ, Rafael
1
71
72
143
RUSSELL, David J
1
72
71
143
LUNA, Santiago
1
72
71
143
SANDELIN, Jarmo
1
74
69
143
TINNING, Steen
1
72
71
143
24
SMYTH, Des
2
73
71
144
COCERES, José
2
72
72
144
WILLIAMS, Chris
2
73
71
144
BAKER, Peter
2
71
73
144
MOLINA, Mauricio
2
72
72
144
FOWLER, Peter
2
73
71
144
30
BRAND, Gordon J
3
71
74
145
ROCCA, Costantino
3
73
72
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
3
77
68
145
PRICE, Phillip
3
71
74
145
34
DARCY, Eamonn
4
70
76
146
DRUMMOND, Ross
4
74
72
146
RICHARDSON, Steven
4
76
70
146
MAMAT, Mardan
4
74
72
146
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
73
73
146
LOMAS, Jonathan
4
75
71
146
EALES, Paul
4
76
70
146
MCALLISTER, Stephen
4
75
71
146
42
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
5
71
76
147
43
MANSON, Gordon
6
72
76
148
FARRY, Marc
6
72
76
148
BROWN, Simon P
6
75
73
148
46
RAFFERTY, Ronan
7
76
73
149
O'MALLEY, Peter
7
76
73
149
48
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
8
78
72
150
GOLDING, Philip
8
79
71
150
REMESY, Jean-François
8
76
74
150
WALTON, Philip
8
76
74
150
52
MASON, Carl
10
79
73
152
CHAPMAN, Roger
10
72
80
152
WESSELINGH, Paul
10
75
77
152
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
ORR, Gary
-9
133
2
SHACKLADY, David
-6
136
3
DODD, Stephen
-5
137
STREETER, Paul
-5
137
5
BOSSERT, André
-4
138
6
OLDCORN, Andrew
-2
140
WOOSNAM, Ian
-2
140
BRIER, Markus
-2
140
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-2
140
MOULAND, Mark
-2
140
LANE, Barry
-2
140
KINGSTON, James
-2
140
GILFORD, David
-2
140
14
BRAND JNR, Gordon
Par
142
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
Par
142
THELEN, Tim
Par
142
MARKS, Gary
Par
142
18
HARWOOD, Mike
1
143
GOMEZ, Rafael
1
143
RUSSELL, David J
1
143
LUNA, Santiago
1
143
SANDELIN, Jarmo
1
143
TINNING, Steen
1
143
24
SMYTH, Des
2
144
COCERES, José
2
144
WILLIAMS, Chris
2
144
BAKER, Peter
2
144
MOLINA, Mauricio
2
144
FOWLER, Peter
2
144
30
BRAND, Gordon J
3
145
ROCCA, Costantino
3
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
3
145
PRICE, Phillip
3
145
34
DARCY, Eamonn
4
146
DRUMMOND, Ross
4
146
RICHARDSON, Steven
4
146
MAMAT, Mardan
4
146
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
146
LOMAS, Jonathan
4
146
EALES, Paul
4
146
MCALLISTER, Stephen
4
146
42
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
5
147
43
MANSON, Gordon
6
148
FARRY, Marc
6
148
BROWN, Simon P
6
148
46
RAFFERTY, Ronan
7
149
O'MALLEY, Peter
7
149
48
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
8
150
GOLDING, Philip
8
150
REMESY, Jean-François
8
150
WALTON, Philip
8
150
52
MASON, Carl
10
152
CHAPMAN, Roger
10
152
WESSELINGH, Paul
10
152