Staysure PGA Seniors Championship R1

McKenzie on top at London Golf Club

August 01-04
London GC, Ash, Kent, England
£400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

PGA Seniors Championship R1 - McKenzie on top at London Golf Club
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David McKenzie leads at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship after an emotional day at London Golf Club, following the passing of Ryder Cup winner Gordon Brand Jnr.

The Australian recorded a bogey-free round of 65, seven under par, to lead by a stroke ahead of Chris Williams, however, thoughts during the day were with the family of Brand Jnr after his passing.

The Ryder Cup winner, who also won twice on the Staysure Tour, passed away during the night, and an emotional minute’s silence was held in his honour on the tenth tee at 12:35, when he would have teed off at London Golf Club for the opening round of the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.


McKenzie, who finished tied fifth at the weather-affected Senior Open Presented by Rolex last week, qualified for the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship via Monday’s Qualifying event, and carried his form into the opening round, where he made seven birdies without dropping a shot on the International Course.

“I drove down Sunday night and got in at two o’clock Monday morning and then came through Monday qualifying, which was really windy,” he said. “So, the fact there was no wind today made the course a lot easier.

“I haven’t been at the top of a leaderboard for a while now. I’ve been playing okay at the last couple of tournaments on the Champions Tour in America and I had a nice week last week, so I’ve brought that form along with me.

“I would say my shot of the day which I’m most pleased about was my tee shot on the eighth – my 17 – across the water and I hit a six iron into four feet. I played well. I kept it in play and didn’t get in any trouble.”


South African Williams has two runner-up finished already this season but is in prime position to strike, having signed for an opening round of 66, to sit a shot behind McKenzie. Welsh pair Stephen Dodd and Phillip Price shot five under par rounds of 67 to occupy third place alongside Magnus P Atlevi of Sweden and Australian Peter Fowler.

The second round begins at 7:45am local time, with McKenzie aiming to continue his assault on the course at 8:55am.  


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
MCKENZIE David
AUS
-7
65
2
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-6
66
3
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-5
67
3
DODD Stephen
WAL
-5
67
3
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-5
67
3
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-5
67
7
CAMPBELL Michael
NZL
-4
68
7
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
ENG
-4
68
7
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
-4
68
7
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-4
68
11
BOSSERT André
SUI
-3
69
11
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-3
69
11
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
-3
69
11
LONARD Peter
AUS
-3
69
11
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-3
69
11
MAY Bob
USA
-3
69
11
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-3
69
18
BAKER Peter
ENG
-2
70
18
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-2
70
18
COCERES José
ARG
-2
70
18
DENNIS Clark
USA
-2
70
18
EALES Paul
ENG
-2
70
18
KINGSTON James
RSA
-2
70
18
MONTGOMERIE Colin
SCO
-2
70
18
STIMSON Martin
WAL
-2
70
18
STREETER Paul
ENG
-2
70
18
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-2
70
28
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-1
71
28
CHEETHAM Neil
ENG
-1
71
28
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-1
71
28
GUEST Vince
ENG
-1
71
28
LONGMUIR Bill
SCO
-1
71
28
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-1
71
28
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-1
71
28
MICHEEL Shaun
USA
-1
71
28
MILFORD Tim
ENG
-1
71
28
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-1
71
28
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-1
71
28
PROSSER Darren
ENG
-1
71
28
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-1
71
28
TINNING Steen
DEN
-1
71
28
TURNER Greg
NZL
-1
71
28
WHARTON Mark
ENG
-1
71
28
WILSON Peter
ENG
-1
71
45
BRIER Markus
AUT
0
72
45
EMERSON Gary
ENG
0
72
45
GILFORD David
ENG
0
72
45
GOMEZ Castor J
ESP
0
72
45
KING John
ENG
0
72
45
LANE Barry
ENG
0
72
45
MARKS Gary
ENG
0
72
45
MILLER Andrew
ENG
0
72
45
MITCHELL Nick
ENG
0
72
45
RIDLEY Mark
ENG
0
72
55
EVANS Gary
ENG
1
73
55
FARRY Marc
FRA
1
73
55
HARRISON John
ENG
1
73
55
LEVET Thomas
FRA
1
73
55
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
1
73
55
MANSON Gordon
AUT
1
73
55
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
1
73
55
ROMERO CARRASCO Jose
ESP
1
73
55
WALTON Philip
IRL
1
73
64
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
2
74
64
BROWN Gary
ENG
2
74
64
ORR Gary
SCO
2
74
64
REYNARD Mike
ENG
2
74
64
STUBBINGTON Gary
ENG
2
74
64
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
2
74
70
BENNETT Stephen
ENG
3
75
70
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
3
75
70
GOLDING Philip
ENG
3
75
70
MASON Carl
ENG
3
75
70
MOULAND Mark
WAL
3
75
70
OLSEN Dan
USA
3
75
70
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
3
75
70
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
3
75
70
SMYTH Des
IRL
3
75
70
THELEN Tim
USA
3
75
80
LOVELACE Alan
ENG
4
76
80
MORLAND IV David
CAN
4
76
82
HALL Jeff
ENG
5
77
82
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
5
77
82
PYATT Martin
ENG
5
77
82
SPENCE Tim
ENG
5
77
82
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
5
77
87
FICKLING Lee
ENG
6
78
88
MACARA Mike
WAL
7
79
88
ROSA Andres
ESP
7
79
88
SMITH Bradley
ENG
7
79