Swiss Seniors Open R3

Coceres clinches victory in Switzerland

July 05-07
Golf Club Bad Ragaz,Bad Ragaz,Switzerland
€320,000
Round 1, Round 2

José Coceres won his first Staysure Tour title at the Swiss Seniors Open, carding just two bogeys in 54 holes as he secured a two-stroke victory at Golf Club Bad Ragaz.

Swiss Seniors Open R3 - Coceres clinches victory in Switzerland
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The 55-year-old closed with a four under par 66 to add to his previous rounds of 65-68 and in doing so finished 11 under, two shots ahead of five runners-up on nine under par, including second round leader Peter O’Malley.

Coceres posted a two under par front nine and made the turn two shots behind leader Andrew Oldcorn, but as the Scot faltered, the Argentine remained calm and quietly went about his business, carding another pair of birdies on the back nine before claiming victory with a two-putt par at the final hole.

“I’m very happy to win this tournament,” he said. “It’s my first time winning a Staysure Tour event. I’m very happy to be back in Europe and winning tournaments because I played for about 20 years on the European Tour and I’m really happy to be back here.


“We won in Spain and we won in Dubai and I’ve also won on the PGA Tour in America so I’m very happy to have won on this Tour too.”

Coceres has already secured two top five finishes this season – at the Jordan Mixed Open and the Senior Italian Open – and with victory in Switzerland, it shows the work he has put into his game recently is paying dividends.

“This victory has helped me to believe in myself and to believe in all the work I’m doing at the moment,” he said. “This is for everybody that has trusted me and supported me on social media. Chino Fernandez, my coach, has helped me every day to improve and I am really happy that our work has paid off.

“The flag I held up at the end had the name of the golf course where I train in Argentina on it and that was to say thank you to them because they have supported me for most of my life.”

O’Malley ended the day where he started it, on nine under par after posting a level par 70, and he shares second place with Peter Baker, Phillip Price, Chris Williams and defending champion Jean-François Remesy, who posted a closing six under par 64 as he went in search of back-to-back titles.

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Rafael Gomez, countryman of winner Coceres, finished in tied seventh on eight under par alongside Oldcorn, while Roger Chapman, Bob May and Ian Woosnam complete the top ten having finished on seven under par in tied ninth.

The Staysure Tour now travels to PGA Catalunya, Spain, for the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic from July 12-14. 


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
COCERES José
ARG
-11
65
68
66
199
€ 48,000
2
BAKER Peter
ENG
-9
66
67
68
201
€ 19,859
2
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
-9
66
65
70
201
€ 19,859
2
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-9
66
67
68
201
€ 19,859
2
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-9
71
66
64
201
€ 19,859
2
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
-9
68
67
66
201
€ 19,859
7
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-8
70
68
64
202
€ 10,880
7
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-8
67
65
70
202
€ 10,880
9
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
-7
69
66
68
203
€ 8,320
9
MAY Bob
USA
-7
68
70
65
203
€ 8,320
9
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-7
66
72
65
203
€ 8,320
12
BROWN Simon P
ENG
-6
67
67
70
204
€ 6,507
12
DENNIS Clark
USA
-6
64
69
71
204
€ 6,507
12
FARRY Marc
FRA
-6
69
68
67
204
€ 6,507
15
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-5
67
67
71
205
€ 5,440
15
EALES Paul
ENG
-5
68
69
68
205
€ 5,440
15
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-5
67
70
68
205
€ 5,440
18
LONGMUIR Bill
SCO
-4
70
68
68
206
€ 4,555
18
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
-4
68
69
69
206
€ 4,555
18
THELEN Tim
USA
-4
73
67
66
206
€ 4,555
21
OLSEN Dan
USA
-3
68
71
68
207
€ 4,096
22
KINGSTON James
RSA
-2
70
69
69
208
€ 3,808
22
MOULAND Mark
WAL
-2
65
74
69
208
€ 3,808
24
GILFORD David
ENG
-1
69
71
69
209
€ 3,141
24
LANE Barry
ENG
-1
67
72
70
209
€ 3,141
24
MASON Carl
ENG
-1
70
66
73
209
€ 3,141
24
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
-1
73
68
68
209
€ 3,141
24
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-1
72
69
68
209
€ 3,141
24
TURNER Greg
NZL
-1
72
71
66
209
€ 3,141
30
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
0
70
70
70
210
€ 2,624
30
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
0
75
66
69
210
€ 2,624
30
ORR Gary
SCO
0
72
71
67
210
€ 2,624
33
BRIER Markus
AUT
1
72
71
68
211
€ 2,278
33
JOB Nick
ENG
1
70
70
71
211
€ 2,278
33
LUNA Santiago
ESP
1
69
71
71
211
€ 2,278
33
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
1
67
71
73
211
€ 2,278
33
STREETER Paul
ENG
1
71
72
68
211
€ 2,278
38
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
2
70
74
68
212
€ 2,048
38
WILSON Peter T
ENG
2
72
71
69
212
€ 2,048
40
BOSSERT André
SUI
3
68
72
73
213
€ 1,888
40
TINNING Steen
DEN
3
68
71
74
213
€ 1,888
40
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
3
74
71
68
213
€ 1,888
43
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
5
71
72
72
215
€ 1,664
43
DODD Stephen
WAL
5
68
74
73
215
€ 1,664
43
GOLDING Philip
ENG
5
73
71
71
215
€ 1,664
43
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
5
72
70
73
215
€ 1,664
47
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
6
74
70
72
216
€ 1,472
47
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
6
76
67
73
216
€ 1,472
49
FOWLER Peter
AUS
7
76
70
71
217
€ 1,344
49
MITCHELL Peter
ENG
7
72
71
74
217
€ 1,344
51
SHERBORNE Andrew
ENG
8
71
73
74
218
€ 1,248
52
EVANS Gary
ENG
16
72
79
75
226
€ 1,184
53
EMERSON Gary
ENG
27
82
80
75
237
€ 1,120
54
GARCIA Victor
ESP
29
76
81
82
239
€ 1,056