Staysure Tour

Staysure PGA Seniors Championship

August 02-05

London Golf Club, Ash, England

August 02-05

London Golf Club, Ash, England

Round 4

Glory for Golding in London

August 05, 2018

Philip Golding won the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship as he equalled the course-record with a nine under par round of 63 at London Golf Club.

Glory for Golding in London, © Getty Images

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The Englishman came from six shots behind with a stunning final day charge to card an 18 under par total of 270 to claim his first 2018 Staysure Tour title, and his third victory on the over-50’s circuit in 12 months at the European Tour Destination.

Golding started his surge with four birdies in his first five holes, before he gained another shot on the seventh hole to make the turn in 31 strokes, five under par. The 2017 Travis Perkins Masters winner began the day five groups ahead of the overnight leaders Santiago Luna and Greg Turner, and after the turn he continued to apply the pressure as the duo faltered in the heat.

A further four birdies saw Golding join Luna at the top of the leaderboard, before the Spaniard made three bogeys in four holes on his back nine to leave the Englishman two shots clear.

Even with a dropped shot on the 16th Golding remained in control and gave himself the chance for victory as he birdied the last after his 20 foot eagle putt failed to drop for a new course-record.

With the following groups unable to reach the 18 under par target, Golding was crowned Staysure PGA Seniors Championship champion, and added his name to the illustrious list of Championship winners.

“It’s an honour to win the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship,” he said. “It’s the 60th anniversary of this event, so I’m privileged to win this trophy and be associated with the PGA Seniors title and its past champions.

“I never thought I’d win when I teed off this morning as I was six shots behind. I started well by birdieing the first two and then was five under after seven.

“The momentum putt for me and what helped to keep me going was the par on nine. I hit a poor drive into the bunker. It was a good shot out, but I was 20 foot short for par, however, I sank it and that kept me going.

“The only time I looked at the leaderboard was on 16 after I made a mistake there. I made a good par on 17 and then a nice two-putt for birdie on the last. Magnus and Santi were up there but it wasn’t until 30 minutes later that I knew I was the champion.”

It was a disappointing day for overnight leaders Luna and Turner as they failed to improve on their third round scores. While Magnus P Atlevi finished runner-up, two shots behind Golding, as he carded a three under par round of 69.

Paul Broadhurst, the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship winner, shot the second lowest round of the day, a seven under par round of 65, to finish tied third alongside Luna and South Africa’s Chris Williams.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-18
72
67
68
63
270
€ 67,446
2
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-16
67
64
72
69
272
€ 44,453
3
BROADHURST Paul
ENG
-15
68
69
71
65
273
€ 24,372
3
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-15
67
67
67
72
273
€ 24,372
3
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-15
69
69
68
67
273
€ 24,372
6
DODD Stephen
WAL
-14
72
65
67
70
274
€ 16,003
6
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-14
70
69
65
70
274
€ 16,003
6
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-14
66
68
70
70
274
€ 16,003
9
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-13
70
66
70
69
275
€ 11,558
9
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-13
72
68
67
68
275
€ 11,558
9
TURNER Greg
NZL
-13
66
65
70
74
275
€ 11,558
12
DENNIS Clark
USA
-12
64
73
72
67
276
€ 9,039
12
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-12
67
68
73
68
276
€ 9,039
12
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-12
69
70
69
68
276
€ 9,039
15
EALES Paul
ENG
-11
68
71
69
69
277
€ 7,779
15
MONTGOMERIE Colin
SCO
-11
63
72
69
73
277
€ 7,779
17
LANE Barry
ENG
-10
68
72
66
72
278
€ 6,912
17
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-10
65
69
71
73
278
€ 6,912
19
COCERES José
ARG
-9
67
72
71
69
279
€ 5,986
19
KINGSTON James
RSA
-9
66
70
73
70
279
€ 5,986
19
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-9
68
72
66
73
279
€ 5,986
22
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-8
73
69
68
70
280
€ 5,034
22
MILFORD Tim
ENG
-8
71
68
71
70
280
€ 5,034
22
MOULAND Mark
WAL
-8
71
68
70
71
280
€ 5,034
22
ORR Gary
SCO
-8
66
73
68
73
280
€ 5,034
26
BRIER Markus
AUT
-7
72
66
70
73
281
€ 4,008
26
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-7
72
70
69
70
281
€ 4,008
26
GILFORD David
ENG
-7
69
70
75
67
281
€ 4,008
26
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
-7
67
69
73
72
281
€ 4,008
26
STREETER Paul
ENG
-7
69
68
70
74
281
€ 4,008
26
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
-7
72
67
72
70
281
€ 4,008
32
BAKER Peter
ENG
-6
65
70
71
76
282
€ 3,323
32
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-6
68
71
70
73
282
€ 3,323
32
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
-6
72
69
69
72
282
€ 3,323
32
RIDLEY Mark
ENG
-6
72
69
73
68
282
€ 3,323
36
MANSON Gordon
AUT
-5
67
71
73
72
283
€ 3,023
36
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-5
69
71
73
70
283
€ 3,023
38
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-4
70
75
70
69
284
€ 2,667
38
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-4
75
69
72
68
284
€ 2,667
38
MCNULTY Mark
RSA
-4
74
70
74
66
284
€ 2,667
38
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
-4
76
69
67
72
284
€ 2,667
38
SCOTT Peter
ENG
-4
73
63
75
73
284
€ 2,667
38
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
-4
69
73
74
68
284
€ 2,667
44
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
-3
74
68
73
70
285
€ 2,356
45
GEORGE Andrew
ENG
-2
74
68
73
71
286
€ 2,178
45
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
-2
69
71
69
77
286
€ 2,178
45
KEMP John
ENG
-2
71
74
69
72
286
€ 2,178
48
BEVAN Jon
ENG
-1
72
72
71
72
287
€ 2,000
49
SMYTH Des
IRL
0
72
70
73
73
288
€ 1,823
49
THELEN Tim
USA
0
69
76
71
72
288
€ 1,823
49
WILSON Peter T
ENG
0
70
72
72
74
288
€ 1,823
52
BOSSERT André
SUI
1
74
71
71
73
289
€ 1,467
52
LONGMUIR Bill
SCO
1
72
70
76
71
289
€ 1,467
52
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
1
68
70
77
74
289
€ 1,467
52
RUSNAK Gary
USA
1
71
71
73
74
289
€ 1,467
52
WALL Guy
AUS
1
70
75
70
74
289
€ 1,467
57
MARKS Gary
ENG
2
73
71
73
73
290
€ 1,200
58
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
ENG
3
68
75
70
78
291
€ 1,111
59
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
5
71
69
76
77
293
€ 978
59
TINNING Steen
DEN
5
73
70
76
74
293
€ 978
61
MACARA Mike
WAL
6
71
72
74
77
294
€ 846
62
FARRY Marc
FRA
7
72
73
76
74
295
€ 714
62
RYALL George
ENG
7
72
72
75
76
295
€ 714
64
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
8
72
69
75
80
296
€ 583
65
BROWN Gary
ENG
12
72
71
81
76
300
€ 495
66
HALL Jeff
ENG
13
75
70
80
76
301
€ 407
67
GRESSWELL Phil
ENG
14
73
72
75
82
302
€ 320
68
CARTER Gary
ENG
15
75
70
79
79
303
€ 232
69
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
69
WALTON Philip
IRL
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
71
DARCY Eamonn
IRL
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
71
FRANCO Angel
PAR
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
71
GOULD John
ENG
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
71
MASON Carl
ENG
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
71
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
71
WHITE Murray S
SCO
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
77
BENNETT Stephen
ENG
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
77
CHARLTON Darren
ENG
4
77
71
0
0
148
€ 0
77
FERNANDEZ Vicente
ARG
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
77
GRANT Wraith
ENG
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
81
EDLUND Dennis
SWE
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
81
EMERSON Gary
ENG
5
79
70
0
0
149
€ 0
81
KING John
ENG
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
81
SPOONER Mark
ENG
7
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
83
FORSBRAND Anders
SWE
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 0
86
HARRISON Phil
ENG
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
86
SIPSON Dean
NZL
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
87
ELLIS Robert
ENG
9
80
73
0
0
153
€ 0
89
WAY Paul
ENG
21
80
85
0
0
165
€ 0
90
JAMES Mark
ENG
5
77
0
0
0
77
€ 0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
GOLDING Philip
-18
270
2
ATLEVI Magnus P
-16
272
3
BROADHURST Paul
-15
273
3
LUNA Santiago
-15
273
3
WILLIAMS Chris
-15
273
6
DODD Stephen
-14
274
6
MOLINA Mauricio
-14
274
6
REMESY Jean-François
-14
274
9
MARTIN Miguel Angel
-13
275
9
PRICE Phillip
-13
275
9
TURNER Greg
-13
275
12
DENNIS Clark
-12
276
12
OLDCORN Andrew
-12
276
12
SHACKLADY David
-12
276
15
EALES Paul
-11
277
15
MONTGOMERIE Colin
-11
277
17
LANE Barry
-10
278
17
SANDELIN Jarmo
-10
278
19
COCERES José
-9
279
19
KINGSTON James
-9
279
19
MCGINLEY Paul
-9
279
22
GOMEZ Rafael
-8
280
22
MILFORD Tim
-8
280
22
MOULAND Mark
-8
280
22
ORR Gary
-8
280
26
BRIER Markus
-7
281
26
CHAPMAN Roger
-7
281
26
GILFORD David
-7
281
26
MACKENZIE Malcolm
-7
281
26
STREETER Paul
-7
281
26
WESSELINGH Paul
-7
281
32
BAKER Peter
-6
282
32
BROWN Simon P
-6
282
32
DRUMMOND Ross
-6
282
32
RIDLEY Mark
-6
282
36
MANSON Gordon
-5
283
36
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
-5
283
38
FOWLER Peter
-4
284
38
LOMAS Jonathan
-4
284
38
MCNULTY Mark
-4
284
38
MONASTERIO Cesar
-4
284
38
SCOTT Peter
-4
284
38
VAN DE VELDE Jean
-4
284
44
MCGOVERN Brendan
-3
285
45
GEORGE Andrew
-2
286
45
HARWOOD Mike
-2
286
45
KEMP John
-2
286
48
BEVAN Jon
-1
287
49
SMYTH Des
0
288
49
THELEN Tim
0
288
49
WILSON Peter T
0
288
52
BOSSERT André
1
289
52
LONGMUIR Bill
1
289
52
ROCCA Costantino
1
289
52
RUSNAK Gary
1
289
52
WALL Guy
1
289
57
MARKS Gary
2
290
58
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
3
291
59
O'MALLEY Peter
5
293
59
TINNING Steen
5
293
61
MACARA Mike
6
294
62
FARRY Marc
7
295
62
RYALL George
7
295
64
RAFFERTY Ronan
8
296
65
BROWN Gary
12
300
66
HALL Jeff
13
301
67
GRESSWELL Phil
14
302
68
CARTER Gary
15
303
69
BRAND Gordon J
2
146
69
WALTON Philip
2
146
71
DARCY Eamonn
3
147
71
FRANCO Angel
3
147
71
GOULD John
3
147
71
MASON Carl
3
147
71
RICHARDSON Steven
3
147
71
WHITE Murray S
3
147
77
BENNETT Stephen
4
148
77
CHARLTON Darren
4
148
77
FERNANDEZ Vicente
4
148
77
GRANT Wraith
4
148
81
EDLUND Dennis
7
151
81
EMERSON Gary
5
149
81
KING John
5
149
81
SPOONER Mark
7
151
83
FORSBRAND Anders
7
151
86
HARRISON Phil
9
153
86
SIPSON Dean
8
152
87
ELLIS Robert
9
153
89
WAY Paul
21
165
90
JAMES Mark
5
77