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Jean-François Remesy claims his first Staysure Tour victoryat the Swiss Seniors Open.
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July 8, 2018
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Staysure Tour

Swiss Seniors Open 2018

July 06 - 08

Bad Ragaz, St. Gallen, Switzerland

€320,000

July 06 - 08

Bad Ragaz, St. Gallen, Switzerland

€320,000

Round 3

Remesy claims first Staysure Tour victory

Round 1

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Round 1

Round 2

July 08, 2018

Jean-François Remesy claimed his first Staysure Tour victory — winning the Swiss Seniors Open by a single shot after carding a two under par 33 on the closing-nine.

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The Frenchman began the final round tied for the lead, but after carding his first bogey of the tournament on the opening-hole, and another on at the par five fourth, he plummeted down the leaderboard as several players mounted a Sunday charge.

“I knew emotionally that it was going to be hard because I had not been in this position for a long time,” the 54 year old said. “The result was two bogeys after four, but I stayed focused on my game and said to myself ‘okay you have to go through some emotional stuff.’”

Soon after the early blemishes, there were five players ahead of Remesy and it appeared the Swiss Seniors Open trophy would be going to someone else.

“At that time, it was scary because I thought ‘Uh-oh this is not looking good,’” the 2004 and 2005 Open de France winner said.

“But I told myself ‘stay focused, stay focused’ and fortunately, the experience of so many years in contention and winning big tournaments helped me a lot at the end.”

Sitting on 11 under par for the tournament, Remesy had an opportunity to build a late, two-stroke cushion at the reachable par five 16th hole. However, after finding the greenside bunker with his third, and only managing to get his fourth to within ten feet, the possibility of a four-way play-off seemed likely as Jarmo Sandelin, Miguel Angel Martin and Phillip Price stood on ten under par.

As Remesy eyed the putt, it was clear that a critical moment in the tournament had been reached. After holing holed the par-saver, he let out a burst of emotion.

“That was key — that putt was very key. I was really moved, and I tried to show it to Price, but he holed his putt too. We had a good little battle and it was really interesting.”

Leading by one on the 18th tee, Remesy managed to safely find the green in regulation, and two putts later, secured an emotional victory, showing the large Swiss galleries how much the win meant to him.

“I said yesterday that these past three months I’ve been working hard, and the results have come, so there is no surprise. I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

The Staysure Tour will now travel to Vorbeck, Germany for the WINSTONgolf Senior Open, which runs from July 13-15. Remesy will join the field along with fellow countryman Jean van de Velde as well as 1991 Masters Tournament Champion Ian Woosnam.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-11
67
63
69
199
€ 48,000
2
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-10
67
66
67
200
€ 24,000
2
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-10
65
66
69
200
€ 24,000
2
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-10
67
66
67
200
€ 24,000
5
TURNER Greg
NZL
-8
65
71
66
202
€ 13,648
5
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-8
66
64
72
202
€ 13,648
7
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-7
70
69
64
203
€ 11,520
8
BOSSERT André
SUI
-6
70
67
67
204
€ 8,107
8
BRIER Markus
AUT
-6
66
69
69
204
€ 8,107
8
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-6
67
67
70
204
€ 8,107
8
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-6
72
66
66
204
€ 8,107
8
ORR Gary
SCO
-6
68
68
68
204
€ 8,107
8
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-6
71
68
65
204
€ 8,107
14
MARKS Gary
ENG
-5
69
70
66
205
€ 5,760
14
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
-5
69
66
70
205
€ 5,760
14
THELEN Tim
USA
-5
70
66
69
205
€ 5,760
17
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-4
69
70
67
206
€ 4,832
17
STREETER Paul
ENG
-4
66
70
70
206
€ 4,832
17
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
-4
70
69
67
206
€ 4,832
20
DODD Stephen
WAL
-3
73
68
66
207
€ 4,096
20
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
65
68
74
207
€ 4,096
20
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-3
70
68
69
207
€ 4,096
23
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-2
72
66
70
208
€ 3,223
23
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-2
67
72
69
208
€ 3,223
23
KINGSTON James
RSA
-2
70
65
73
208
€ 3,223
23
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
-2
68
73
67
208
€ 3,223
23
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-2
71
69
68
208
€ 3,223
23
SPENCE Jamie
ENG
-2
73
69
66
208
€ 3,223
23
TINNING Steen
DEN
-2
70
69
69
208
€ 3,223
30
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-1
70
72
67
209
€ 2,446
30
COCERES José
ARG
-1
74
65
70
209
€ 2,446
30
GILFORD David
ENG
-1
69
72
68
209
€ 2,446
30
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
-1
69
67
73
209
€ 2,446
30
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-1
71
69
69
209
€ 2,446
30
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
-1
72
67
70
209
€ 2,446
30
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-1
67
67
75
209
€ 2,446
37
BAKER Peter
ENG
0
68
69
73
210
€ 2,112
37
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
0
70
68
72
210
€ 2,112
39
KEMP John
ENG
1
72
69
70
211
€ 1,888
39
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
1
75
70
66
211
€ 1,888
39
MITCHELL Peter
ENG
1
70
74
67
211
€ 1,888
39
MOULAND Mark
WAL
1
73
69
69
211
€ 1,888
39
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
1
68
74
69
211
€ 1,888
44
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
3
67
71
75
213
€ 1,664
44
WALTON Philip
IRL
3
74
72
67
213
€ 1,664
46
EALES Paul
ENG
4
75
68
71
214
€ 1,504
46
MASON Carl
ENG
4
73
67
74
214
€ 1,504
46
SUNESON Carl
ESP
4
72
69
73
214
€ 1,504
49
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
5
68
72
75
215
€ 1,344
49
RIVERO José
ESP
5
69
76
70
215
€ 1,344
51
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
6
75
69
72
216
€ 1,248
52
FARRY Marc
FRA
8
74
70
74
218
€ 1,184
53
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
9
77
72
70
219
€ 1,120
54
GARCIA Victor
ESP
16
72
77
77
226
€ 1,056
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-11
199
€ 48,000
2
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-10
200
€ 24,000
2
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-10
200
€ 24,000
2
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-10
200
€ 24,000
5
TURNER Greg
NZL
-8
202
€ 13,648
5
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-8
202
€ 13,648
7
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-7
203
€ 11,520
8
BOSSERT André
SUI
-6
204
€ 8,107
8
BRIER Markus
AUT
-6
204
€ 8,107
8
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-6
204
€ 8,107
8
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-6
204
€ 8,107
8
ORR Gary
SCO
-6
204
€ 8,107
8
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-6
204
€ 8,107
14
MARKS Gary
ENG
-5
205
€ 5,760
14
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
-5
205
€ 5,760
14
THELEN Tim
USA
-5
205
€ 5,760
17
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-4
206
€ 4,832
17
STREETER Paul
ENG
-4
206
€ 4,832
17
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
-4
206
€ 4,832
20
DODD Stephen
WAL
-3
207
€ 4,096
20
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
207
€ 4,096
20
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
-3
207
€ 4,096
23
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
KINGSTON James
RSA
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
SPENCE Jamie
ENG
-2
208
€ 3,223
23
TINNING Steen
DEN
-2
208
€ 3,223
30
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
COCERES José
ARG
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
GILFORD David
ENG
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
-1
209
€ 2,446
30
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-1
209
€ 2,446
37
BAKER Peter
ENG
0
210
€ 2,112
37
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
0
210
€ 2,112
39
KEMP John
ENG
1
211
€ 1,888
39
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
1
211
€ 1,888
39
MITCHELL Peter
ENG
1
211
€ 1,888
39
MOULAND Mark
WAL
1
211
€ 1,888
39
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
1
211
€ 1,888
44
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
3
213
€ 1,664
44
WALTON Philip
IRL
3
213
€ 1,664
46
EALES Paul
ENG
4
214
€ 1,504
46
MASON Carl
ENG
4
214
€ 1,504
46
SUNESON Carl
ESP
4
214
€ 1,504
49
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
5
215
€ 1,344
49
RIVERO José
ESP
5
215
€ 1,344
51
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
6
216
€ 1,248
52
FARRY Marc
FRA
8
218
€ 1,184
53
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
9
219
€ 1,120
54
GARCIA Victor
ESP
16
226
€ 1,056

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