Scottish Senior Open R3

Home victory delight for Lawrie in Scotland

August 16-18
Craigielaw Golf Club, Craigielaw, Longniddry, Scotland
£250,000
Round 1, Round 2


Paul Lawrie won the Scottish Senior Open to claim his first Staysure Tour title in front of a home crowd at Craigielaw Golf Club.

Scottish Senior Open R3 - Home victory delight for Lawrie in Scotland
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The 1999 Open Champion battled gusty conditions throughout the final round to record a level par round of 71 to win his maiden over-50s title by two shots ahead of Peter Baker and Peter Fowler.

The Scotsman, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of his Major success at Carnoustie Golf Links last month, made the turn in 33 strokes, two under par, and battled hard in the blustery conditions on the back nine to card a round of 71.

After battling injury last season and having turned 50 at the beginning of the year, Lawrie was delighted to clinch an inaugural win on the over-50s circuit, especially on home soil.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing in Scotland and that is my fourth win in my home country and I’m very proud of that,” he said.

“I think a lot of the players struggle to play in their own country with expectations on them, but I’ve always felt comfortable playing in front of Scottish people.


“It doesn’t matter what tour it is, winning is difficult; it’s not easy. Peter Baker did a top effort to get in the house at level par, so my job was to get in at one under par, that was the only job I was thinking about and I managed to finish one better than that.

“I’ve not won since 2012 on the European Tour. Obviously, I’m a senior now and I’m playing senior events. I want to be one of the top players on the Staysure Tour and I want to be one of the top seniors, so this win is a massive step to doing that.

“My game has been getting betting for a few weeks and I’ve been telling people that I’m getting there and I’m going to win soon. The Senior Open was the first week where I felt my foot and my back were where I needed them to be. My surgeon, Gordon Mackay, said it would take a year for my foot to be right. I thought my career was over with my foot the way that it was, but Gordon McKay did a great job.”  

Baker, winner of Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde in June, recorded a one under par round of 70 to finish two strokes behind Lawrie in a share of second place with Fowler. The overnight leader was unable to follow his impressive five under par round of 66 from day two as he signed for a disappointing four over par round of 75.

Englishman David Shacklady and Markus Brier of Austria completed the top five as they signed for rounds of 69 and 73, respectively, to finish at one over par total.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
LAWRIE Paul
SCO
-2
68
72
71
211
€ 40,834
2
BAKER Peter
ENG
0
71
72
70
213
€ 23,139
2
FOWLER Peter
AUS
0
72
66
75
213
€ 23,139
4
BRIER Markus
AUT
1
70
71
73
214
€ 13,652
4
SHACKLADY David
ENG
1
73
72
69
214
€ 13,652
6
PRICE Phillip
WAL
2
72
71
72
215
€ 10,345
6
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
2
74
70
71
215
€ 10,345
8
EVANS Gary
ENG
3
73
74
69
216
€ 7,804
8
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
3
71
73
72
216
€ 7,804
8
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
3
72
72
72
216
€ 7,804
11
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
4
71
74
72
217
€ 5,445
11
EALES Paul
ENG
4
71
70
76
217
€ 5,445
11
FARRY Marc
FRA
4
71
74
72
217
€ 5,445
11
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
4
72
77
68
217
€ 5,445
11
SMYTH Des
IRL
4
73
74
70
217
€ 5,445
11
SPENCE Jamie
ENG
4
72
72
73
217
€ 5,445
17
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
5
71
72
75
218
€ 3,617
17
BROWN Simon P
ENG
5
70
77
71
218
€ 3,617
17
GOLDING Philip
ENG
5
74
74
70
218
€ 3,617
17
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
5
70
73
75
218
€ 3,617
17
LANE Barry
ENG
5
70
76
72
218
€ 3,617
17
LONGMUIR Bill
SCO
5
70
75
73
218
€ 3,617
17
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
5
75
70
73
218
€ 3,617
17
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
5
70
73
75
218
€ 3,617
25
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
6
76
74
69
219
€ 2,722
25
ORR Gary
SCO
6
72
74
73
219
€ 2,722
25
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
6
70
75
74
219
€ 2,722
28
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
7
69
75
76
220
€ 2,314
28
EMERSON Gary
ENG
7
71
74
75
220
€ 2,314
28
KINGSTON James
RSA
7
74
71
75
220
€ 2,314
28
OLSEN Dan
USA
7
72
76
72
220
€ 2,314
28
THELEN Tim
USA
7
69
79
72
220
€ 2,314
33
LUNA Santiago
ESP
8
70
77
74
221
€ 1,967
33
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
8
76
72
73
221
€ 1,967
33
STREETER Paul
ENG
8
74
72
75
221
€ 1,967
33
TINNING Steen
DEN
8
74
73
74
221
€ 1,967
37
BOSSERT André
SUI
9
74
73
75
222
€ 1,742
37
DODD Stephen
WAL
9
72
75
75
222
€ 1,742
37
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
9
69
75
78
222
€ 1,742
37
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
9
76
72
74
222
€ 1,742
41
CAMPBELL Michael
NZL
10
71
76
76
223
€ 1,579
41
LYLE Sandy
SCO
10
74
74
75
223
€ 1,579
43
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
11
70
75
79
224
€ 1,470
43
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
11
73
76
75
224
€ 1,470
45
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
14
73
75
79
227
€ 1,388
46
JAMES Mark
ENG
15
74
75
79
228
€ 1,279
46
MOULAND Mark
WAL
15
70
77
81
228
€ 1,279
46
RUSSELL David J
ENG
15
76
80
72
228
€ 1,279
49
GILFORD David
ENG
19
79
79
74
232
€ 1,171
50
JOB Nick
ENG
20
80
76
77
233
€ 1,116
51
MCALLISTER Stephen
SCO
21
74
75
85
234
€ 1,034
51
SHERBORNE Andrew
ENG
21
78
82
74
234
€ 1,034
53
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
23
76
81
79
236
€ 926
53
WALTON Philip
IRL
23
80
76
80
236
€ 926