Staysure Tour

Staysure PGA Seniors Championship

August 02-05

London Golf Club, Ash, England

August 02-05

London Golf Club, Ash, England

Round 2

Atlevi and Turner race ahead in London

August 03, 2018

Magnus P Atlevi and Greg Turner share the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship lead by three shots at the halfway stage after rounds of 64 and 65, respectively.

Atlevi and Turner race ahead in London , © Getty Images

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The Swede backed up his opening 67 with an eight under par round to card his lowest 18-hole score since he joined the Staysure Tour as he came from four shots behind to lead. The Kiwi joined Atlevi on 13 under par after his seven under par performance as overnight leader Colin Montgomerie could not improve on his course-record nine under par round of 63.

Atlevi, who last won on the Staysure Tour at the 2016 Paris Legends Championship, began his second round with back-to-back birdies. A further three gains and one bogey saw him join the early pacesetters on Day Two after a four under par front nine.

He continued his hot streak with two successive birdies to start the back nine before he replicated his first nine holes with three birdies and one dropped shot to set the target after his birdie-birdie finish.

“It’s not every day you make ten birdies,” he said. “I’m driving the ball really well, so I keep getting opportunities to score. I had a couple of eagle putts on the par fives, but you have to make the putts. I’ve been struggling with my putting all year but I’m in a happy place with that right now. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing over the weekend.

“The afternoon is always a bit harder because in the morning the greens haven’t grown, and they are smoother, so you can make more putts. In the afternoon the ball goes a bit further and that makes the course shorter, which allows you to take advantage of some holes.

“To see what Colin and the leading players did yesterday, I knew I had to put the pedal down, because I’m sure the winner will be around 20 under par on Sunday if the weather stays like this.”

Another hot day on the International Course saw Turner light up the leaderboard with his bogey-free five under par front nine as he closed in on the Swede late in the afternoon.

A birdie straight after turn and another on the fourth saw him join Atlevi at the top before the four-time European Tour winner claimed the outright lead with two holes to go. However, Turner was unable to stay there as he made his only bogey of the day on the last but still had a smile on his face at the end of the second round.

“I’ve played pretty well over the first two days. I’ve driven the ball and putted really well,” he said. “The weather has been perfect, and the greens are great, so it’s a good combination and I’m very happy at 13 under.

“If you’re driving the ball well you are going to have lots of chances. The putter has been nice and warm as well, which makes a nice change. We’re only halfway through and there is still a long way to go, but it’s nice to be playing well and teeing off late on Saturday.”

Three shots behind the duo are Santiago Luna, Jean-François Remesy and Jarmo Sandelin, who will look to add the pressure on Moving Day. While Peter Scott matched Montgomerie’s opening day course-record to leap up to tied ninth with the round of the day at London Golf Club.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-13
67
64
131
TURNER, Greg
-13
66
65
131
3
LUNA, Santiago
-10
67
67
134
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-10
65
69
134
REMESY, Jean-François
-10
66
68
134
6
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-9
63
72
135
OLDCORN, Andrew
-9
67
68
135
BAKER, Peter
-9
65
70
135
9
KINGSTON, James
-8
66
70
136
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-8
67
69
136
SCOTT, Peter
-8
73
63
136
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-8
70
66
136
13
DODD, Stephen
-7
72
65
137
BROADHURST, Paul
-7
68
69
137
DENNIS, Clark
-7
64
73
137
STREETER, Paul
-7
69
68
137
17
WILLIAMS, Chris
-6
69
69
138
ROCCA, Costantino
-6
68
70
138
BRIER, Markus
-6
72
66
138
MANSON, Gordon
-6
67
71
138
21
COCERES, José
-5
67
72
139
SHACKLADY, David
-5
69
70
139
MOLINA, Mauricio
-5
70
69
139
ORR, Gary
-5
66
73
139
EALES, Paul
-5
68
71
139
GILFORD, David
-5
69
70
139
MOULAND, Mark
-5
71
68
139
GOLDING, Philip
-5
72
67
139
BROWN, Simon P
-5
68
71
139
MILFORD, Tim
-5
71
68
139
WESSELINGH, Paul
-5
72
67
139
32
LANE, Barry
-4
68
72
140
HARWOOD, Mike
-4
69
71
140
MCGINLEY, Paul
-4
68
72
140
PRICE, Phillip
-4
72
68
140
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-4
69
71
140
O'MALLEY, Peter
-4
71
69
140
38
RIDLEY, Mark
-3
72
69
141
DRUMMOND, Ross
-3
72
69
141
RAFFERTY, Ronan
-3
72
69
141
41
RUSNAK, Gary
-2
71
71
142
GEORGE, Andrew
-2
74
68
142
GOMEZ, Rafael
-2
73
69
142
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-2
69
73
142
WILSON, Peter T
-2
70
72
142
LONGMUIR, Bill
-2
72
70
142
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-2
74
68
142
CHAPMAN, Roger
-2
72
70
142
SMYTH, Des
-2
72
70
142
50
MACARA, Mike
-1
71
72
143
BROWN, Gary
-1
72
71
143
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
-1
68
75
143
TINNING, Steen
-1
73
70
143
54
LOMAS, Jonathan
Par
75
69
144
MARKS, Gary
Par
73
71
144
BEVAN, Jon
Par
72
72
144
RYALL, George
Par
72
72
144
MCNULTY, Mark
Par
74
70
144
59
KEMP, John
1
71
74
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
1
76
69
145
FARRY, Marc
1
72
73
145
THELEN, Tim
1
69
76
145
WALL, Guy
1
70
75
145
CARTER, Gary
1
75
70
145
BOSSERT, André
1
74
71
145
GRESSWELL, Phil
1
73
72
145
FOWLER, Peter
1
70
75
145
HALL, Jeff
1
75
70
145
69
BRAND, Gordon J
2
74
72
146
WALTON, Philip
2
75
71
146
71
RICHARDSON, Steven
3
73
74
147
MASON, Carl
3
74
73
147
WHITE, Murray S
3
73
74
147
GOULD, John
3
71
76
147
FRANCO, Angel
3
72
75
147
DARCY, Eamonn
3
72
75
147
77
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
4
71
77
148
BENNETT, Stephen
4
74
74
148
GRANT, Wraith
4
72
76
148
CHARLTON, Darren
4
77
71
148
81
EMERSON, Gary
5
79
70
149
KING, John
5
72
77
149
83
EDLUND, Dennis
7
79
72
151
FORSBRAND, Anders
7
75
76
151
SPOONER, Mark
7
74
77
151
86
SIPSON, Dean
8
78
74
152
87
ELLIS, Robert
9
80
73
153
HARRISON, Phil
9
77
76
153
89
WAY, Paul
21
80
85
165
DISQ
JAMES, Mark
14
77
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-13
131
TURNER, Greg
-13
131
3
LUNA, Santiago
-10
134
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-10
134
REMESY, Jean-François
-10
134
6
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-9
135
OLDCORN, Andrew
-9
135
BAKER, Peter
-9
135
9
KINGSTON, James
-8
136
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-8
136
SCOTT, Peter
-8
136
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-8
136
13
DODD, Stephen
-7
137
BROADHURST, Paul
-7
137
DENNIS, Clark
-7
137
STREETER, Paul
-7
137
17
WILLIAMS, Chris
-6
138
ROCCA, Costantino
-6
138
BRIER, Markus
-6
138
MANSON, Gordon
-6
138
21
COCERES, José
-5
139
SHACKLADY, David
-5
139
MOLINA, Mauricio
-5
139
ORR, Gary
-5
139
EALES, Paul
-5
139
GILFORD, David
-5
139
MOULAND, Mark
-5
139
GOLDING, Philip
-5
139
BROWN, Simon P
-5
139
MILFORD, Tim
-5
139
WESSELINGH, Paul
-5
139
32
LANE, Barry
-4
140
HARWOOD, Mike
-4
140
MCGINLEY, Paul
-4
140
PRICE, Phillip
-4
140
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-4
140
O'MALLEY, Peter
-4
140
38
RIDLEY, Mark
-3
141
DRUMMOND, Ross
-3
141
RAFFERTY, Ronan
-3
141
41
RUSNAK, Gary
-2
142
GEORGE, Andrew
-2
142
GOMEZ, Rafael
-2
142
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
-2
142
WILSON, Peter T
-2
142
LONGMUIR, Bill
-2
142
MCGOVERN, Brendan
-2
142
CHAPMAN, Roger
-2
142
SMYTH, Des
-2
142
50
MACARA, Mike
-1
143
BROWN, Gary
-1
143
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
-1
143
TINNING, Steen
-1
143
54
LOMAS, Jonathan
Par
144
MARKS, Gary
Par
144
BEVAN, Jon
Par
144
RYALL, George
Par
144
MCNULTY, Mark
Par
144
59
KEMP, John
1
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
1
145
FARRY, Marc
1
145
THELEN, Tim
1
145
WALL, Guy
1
145
CARTER, Gary
1
145
BOSSERT, André
1
145
GRESSWELL, Phil
1
145
FOWLER, Peter
1
145
HALL, Jeff
1
145
69
BRAND, Gordon J
2
146
WALTON, Philip
2
146
71
RICHARDSON, Steven
3
147
MASON, Carl
3
147
WHITE, Murray S
3
147
GOULD, John
3
147
FRANCO, Angel
3
147
DARCY, Eamonn
3
147
77
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
4
148
BENNETT, Stephen
4
148
GRANT, Wraith
4
148
CHARLTON, Darren
4
148
81
EMERSON, Gary
5
149
KING, John
5
149
83
EDLUND, Dennis
7
151
FORSBRAND, Anders
7
151
SPOONER, Mark
7
151
86
SIPSON, Dean
8
152
87
ELLIS, Robert
9
153
HARRISON, Phil
9
153
89
WAY, Paul
21
165
DISQ
JAMES, Mark
14
-