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 3

Orr shows mettle to win on home soil

September 16, 2018

Gary Orr became the first home winner of the Scottish Senior Open in more than a decade as he triumphed by one stroke at Craigielaw Golf Club.

Orr shows mettle to win on home soil, © Getty Images

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The Helensburgh native held his nerve on the 54th and final hole as he matched Paul Streeter’s birdie to finish with a four under par total, one-stroke ahead of the Englishman, and in doing so became the first Scottish winner of this event since Sam Torrance in 2006.

Orr’s first Staysure Tour title came less than a month after his runner-up result at the Willow Senior Golf Classic and fourth-placed finish at the Travis Perkins Masters a fortnight ago.

The 51 year old started the day with a three-stroke lead on nine under par, which he increased to five strokes, but weather took control of proceedings on the East Lothian coast, with strong winds forcing a 15-minute delay during play. As a result of the testing conditions, only Orr and Streeter finished under par, with four golfers settling for level par totals.

“It was really tough today,” said Orr. “It was a day for battling away and just hanging in there. I didn’t realise I had a five-shot lead until the last few holes, so it was nice to get over the line.

“It was brutal, especially when the rain came in. I made some solid pars to keep it going. I had a flier into a bush on 12 and made double bogey. The conditions were hard anyway, but even tougher when you’re trying to win a tournament.

Orr shows mettle to win on home soil, © Getty Images

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Orr battled back from bogeys on the first and third holes with a birdie on the second to make the turn one over. Strong winds meant for a testing back nine, but his birdie on the 18th saw him finish five over par on the day. Streeter, who whittled down Orr's lead, had a ten-foot putt for eagle on the par five 18th, but his effort shaved the hole and he was forced to settle for a two over par round of 73.

“My putt on the last was my best shot of the day,” added Orr. “It was a straight-forward putt. It was straight and uphill into the wind, it looked good half-way there and I just hoped it would stay on-line.

“It didn’t do my heart-rate much good when I saw Paul hit his second shot on 18 to ten feet. He really battled away today.

“I’m really pleased to get over the line, especially on a day like today. I’ve had a few good finishes recently and it was just a case of someone playing a little bit better.

“I’ve never won at home before. The best I’ve done before is third at the Scottish Open. It’s extra special to have my first win on this Tour be in Scotland.”

Markus Brier, Rafael Gomez, Phillip Price and David Shacklady finished in a share of third place on level par, while English duo Barry Lane and Gary Marks and Switzerland’s André Bossert share seventh on one over par.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
ORR Gary
SCO
-4
68
65
76
209
€ 42,068
2
STREETER Paul
ENG
-3
71
66
73
210
€ 28,045
3
BRIER Markus
AUT
0
70
70
73
213
€ 14,745
3
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
0
71
72
70
213
€ 14,745
3
PRICE Phillip
WAL
0
71
74
68
213
€ 14,745
3
SHACKLADY David
ENG
0
67
69
77
213
€ 14,745
7
BOSSERT André
SUI
1
73
65
76
214
€ 8,974
7
LANE Barry
ENG
1
69
71
74
214
€ 8,974
7
MARKS Gary
ENG
1
70
72
72
214
€ 8,974
10
DODD Stephen
WAL
2
66
71
78
215
€ 6,226
10
GILFORD David
ENG
2
70
70
75
215
€ 6,226
10
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
2
73
67
75
215
€ 6,226
10
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
2
74
69
72
215
€ 6,226
10
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
2
67
73
75
215
€ 6,226
15
EALES Paul
ENG
3
76
70
70
216
€ 4,768
15
KINGSTON James
RSA
3
71
69
76
216
€ 4,768
15
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
3
73
71
72
216
€ 4,768
18
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
4
72
70
75
217
€ 3,891
18
COCERES José
ARG
4
72
72
73
217
€ 3,891
18
RUSSELL David J
ENG
4
72
71
74
217
€ 3,891
18
THELEN Tim
USA
4
72
70
75
217
€ 3,891
22
GOLDING Philip
ENG
5
79
71
68
218
€ 3,176
22
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
5
71
72
75
218
€ 3,176
22
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
5
73
73
72
218
€ 3,176
22
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
5
72
72
74
218
€ 3,176
26
LUNA Santiago
ESP
6
72
71
76
219
€ 2,674
26
SMYTH Des
IRL
6
73
71
75
219
€ 2,674
26
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
6
75
77
67
219
€ 2,674
29
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
7
69
71
80
220
€ 2,184
29
BAKER Peter
ENG
7
71
73
76
220
€ 2,184
29
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
7
74
72
74
220
€ 2,184
29
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
7
75
71
74
220
€ 2,184
29
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
7
74
72
74
220
€ 2,184
29
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
7
78
72
70
220
€ 2,184
29
MCALLISTER Stephen
SCO
7
75
71
74
220
€ 2,184
29
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
7
76
74
70
220
€ 2,184
37
DARCY Eamonn
IRL
8
70
76
75
221
€ 1,795
37
FOWLER Peter
AUS
8
73
71
77
221
€ 1,795
37
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
8
77
68
76
221
€ 1,795
37
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
8
76
73
72
221
€ 1,795
41
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
9
71
74
77
222
€ 1,486
41
FARRY Marc
FRA
9
72
76
74
222
€ 1,486
41
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
9
71
76
75
222
€ 1,486
41
MASON Carl
ENG
9
79
73
70
222
€ 1,486
41
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
9
76
70
76
222
€ 1,486
41
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
9
73
72
77
222
€ 1,486
41
TINNING Steen
DEN
9
72
71
79
222
€ 1,486
48
MANSON Gordon
AUT
10
72
76
75
223
€ 1,234
48
MOULAND Mark
WAL
10
70
70
83
223
€ 1,234
50
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
11
74
68
82
224
€ 1,150
51
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
12
76
73
76
225
€ 1,066
51
WALTON Philip
IRL
12
76
74
75
225
€ 1,066
53
BROWN Simon P
ENG
14
75
73
79
227
€ 982
54
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
20
72
80
81
233
€ 925
Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
Total
1
ORR Gary
SCO
-4
209
2
STREETER Paul
ENG
-3
210
3
BRIER Markus
AUT
0
213
3
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
0
213
3
PRICE Phillip
WAL
0
213
3
SHACKLADY David
ENG
0
213
7
BOSSERT André
SUI
1
214
7
LANE Barry
ENG
1
214
7
MARKS Gary
ENG
1
214
10
DODD Stephen
WAL
2
215
10
GILFORD David
ENG
2
215
10
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
2
215
10
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
2
215
10
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
2
215
15
EALES Paul
ENG
3
216
15
KINGSTON James
RSA
3
216
15
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
3
216
18
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
4
217
18
COCERES José
ARG
4
217
18
RUSSELL David J
ENG
4
217
18
THELEN Tim
USA
4
217
22
GOLDING Philip
ENG
5
218
22
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
5
218
22
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
5
218
22
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
5
218
26
LUNA Santiago
ESP
6
219
26
SMYTH Des
IRL
6
219
26
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
6
219
29
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
7
220
29
BAKER Peter
ENG
7
220
29
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
7
220
29
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
7
220
29
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
7
220
29
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
7
220
29
MCALLISTER Stephen
SCO
7
220
29
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
7
220
37
DARCY Eamonn
IRL
8
221
37
FOWLER Peter
AUS
8
221
37
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
8
221
37
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
8
221
41
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
9
222
41
FARRY Marc
FRA
9
222
41
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
9
222
41
MASON Carl
ENG
9
222
41
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
9
222
41
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
9
222
41
TINNING Steen
DEN
9
222
48
MANSON Gordon
AUT
10
223
48
MOULAND Mark
WAL
10
223
50
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
11
224
51
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
12
225
51
WALTON Philip
IRL
12
225
53
BROWN Simon P
ENG
14
227
54
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
20
233