Staysure PGA Seniors Championship R2

Lonard and Price reach the summit in London

August 01-04
London GC, Ash, Kent, England
£400,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Peter Lonard and Phillip Price share the lead at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at the halfway point at London Golf Club.

PGA Seniors Championship R2 - Lonard and Price reach the summit in London
Phillip Price. Credit: Getty Images

The Australian, who is making his first Staysure Tour appearance outside of the Senior Majors, recorded an eight under par round of 64, one shot away from course-record, to top the leaderboard ahead of compatriot and overnight leader David McKenzie early on day two.

However, Welshman Price made six birdies on his back nine to sign for a round of 66 to separate the Aussie pair and join Lonard at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the championship.

Lonard, a winner on the US PGA Tour in 2005, carded a bogey-free front nine, making the turn at four under par, before returning to the clubhouse in 32 strokes, which included three birdies in his final four holes with a final gain coming on the 18th hole.

With nine birdies and only one dropped shot to follow his opening round of 69, Lonard was delighted with his work on day two at the European Tour Destinations venue.


“It was quite enjoyable for once,” he said. “Yesterday I got a little lucky and shot three under but didn’t really play that well. Today I drove it on the fairways which gave me a lot of chances and I played pretty well.

“I hit all the greens on the front nine. I was putting really well and holed a couple of putts. On the back nine I only missed one green and didn’t get up-and-down, which was a bit disappointing, but I holed some good putts when I needed to. The course is as benign as it was going to be today, so I figured it was possible to shoot a good score.

“All of us have been around the block for a long time and we know there is a long way to go. We’re all good mates and some of the European Tour guys I met 30 plus years ago.

“It’s a great opportunity this week to; number one – play, number two – play for some money, and number three – catch up with some of the guys I’ve known for years.”

Price has finished inside the top ten on five occasions this year, including a runner-up result in Switzerland, and his second round of 66 gave him the chance to be in the mix once again.  

“I’m very pleased with today,” he said. “I was a bit quiet on the front side and went out level par and things weren’t really happening, but to shoot six under on the back side was great.

“I’ve been playing pretty well most of the year. I’ve been playing consistently but not great at any point, so hopefully that’s going to start this week.

PGA Seniors Championship R2 - Lonard and Price reach the summit in London
Peter Lonard. Credit: Getty Images

“I hope I can be in the hunt and give myself a chance and hopefully at the right time I start to play properly on the last day and shoot a good enough score.”

A shot behind the pair is McKenzie who continued his form from the opening round with a three under par round of 69, to remain in touch with his fellow countryman and Price. While PGA professional Tim Milford recorded a stunning round of 65, seven under par, to sit three strokes off the lead in a share of third place alongside recent WINSTONgolf Senior Open champion Clark Dennis. 

The third round begins at 8:30am local time with the leading pair teeing off at midday. 

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Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
LONARD Peter
AUS
-11
69
64
133
1
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-11
67
66
133
3
MCKENZIE David
AUS
-10
65
69
134
4
DENNIS Clark
USA
-8
70
66
136
4
MILFORD Tim
ENG
-8
71
65
136
6
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-7
67
70
137
6
DODD Stephen
WAL
-7
67
70
137
6
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-7
69
68
137
9
BOSSERT André
SUI
-6
69
69
138
9
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-6
69
69
138
11
CAMPBELL Michael
NZL
-5
68
71
139
11
KINGSTON James
RSA
-5
70
69
139
11
LANE Barry
ENG
-5
72
67
139
11
LEVET Thomas
FRA
-5
73
66
139
11
MICHEEL Shaun
USA
-5
71
68
139
11
MONTGOMERIE Colin
SCO
-5
70
69
139
11
STREETER Paul
ENG
-5
70
69
139
11
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-5
66
73
139
11
WILSON Peter
ENG
-5
71
68
139
11
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-5
70
69
139
21
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
ENG
-4
68
72
140
21
COCERES José
ARG
-4
70
70
140
21
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-4
67
73
140
21
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-4
71
69
140
25
BROWN Gary
ENG
-3
74
67
141
25
GUEST Vince
ENG
-3
71
70
141
25
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
-3
69
72
141
25
MANSON Gordon
AUT
-3
73
68
141
25
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
-3
74
67
141
30
BAKER Peter
ENG
-2
70
72
142
30
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-2
69
73
142
30
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-2
70
72
142
30
EALES Paul
ENG
-2
70
72
142
30
GILFORD David
ENG
-2
72
70
142
30
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-2
71
71
142
30
MARKS Gary
ENG
-2
72
70
142
30
MAY Bob
USA
-2
69
73
142
30
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
-2
68
74
142
30
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-2
68
74
142
30
SMYTH Des
IRL
-2
75
67
142
30
STIMSON Martin
WAL
-2
70
72
142
30
TURNER Greg
NZL
-2
71
71
142
43
BRIER Markus
AUT
-1
72
71
143
43
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-1
71
72
143
43
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-1
71
72
143
43
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-1
73
70
143
43
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-1
71
72
143
43
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-1
71
72
143
43
OLSEN Dan
USA
-1
75
68
143
43
WHARTON Mark
ENG
-1
71
72
143
51
EMERSON Gary
ENG
0
72
72
144
51
GOLDING Philip
ENG
0
75
69
144
51
HARRISON John
ENG
0
73
71
144
51
LONGMUIR Bill
SCO
0
71
73
144
51
MILLER Andrew
ENG
0
72
72
144
51
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
0
71
73
144
51
RIDLEY Mark
ENG
0
72
72
144
51
THELEN Tim
USA
0
75
69
144
59
BENNETT Stephen
ENG
1
75
70
145
59
EVANS Gary
ENG
1
73
72
145
59
PROSSER Darren
ENG
1
71
74
145
59
ROMERO CARRASCO Jose
ESP
1
73
72
145
63
GOMEZ Castor J
ESP
2
72
74
146
63
STUBBINGTON Gary
ENG
2
74
72
146
63
TINNING Steen
DEN
2
71
75
146
66
MASON Carl
ENG
3
75
72
147
66
MITCHELL Nick
ENG
3
72
75
147
66
MORLAND IV David
CAN
3
76
71
147
66
ORR Gary
SCO
3
74
73
147
70
CHEETHAM Neil
ENG
4
71
77
148
70
KING John
ENG
4
72
76
148
70
REYNARD Mike
ENG
4
74
74
148
70
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
4
75
73
148
74
FARRY Marc
FRA
5
73
76
149
74
MOULAND Mark
WAL
5
75
74
149
74
SPENCE Tim
ENG
5
77
72
149
77
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
6
75
75
150
78
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
7
74
77
151
78
LOVELACE Alan
ENG
7
76
75
151
78
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
7
73
78
151
78
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
7
77
74
151
82
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
8
75
77
152
83
SMITH Bradley
ENG
9
79
74
153
84
MACARA Mike
WAL
10
79
75
154
84
WALTON Philip
IRL
10
73
81
154
86
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
11
77
78
155
87
PYATT Martin
ENG
13
77
80
157
87
ROSA Andres
ESP
13
79
78
157
89
HALL Jeff
ENG
14
77
81
158
90
FICKLING Lee
ENG
8
78
0
78