Staysure Tour

The Senior Open 2018

July 26-29

Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

€1,670,000

July 26-29

Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

€1,670,000

Round 2

Magic Miguel inspired by Seve's success at St Andrews

July 27, 2018

Miguel Angel Jiménez holds the clubhouse lead as the second round of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex was suspended after darkness fell on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Magic Miguel inspired by Seve's success at St Andrews, © Getty Images

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The Spaniard, who started his round with bogeys on the first and fourth holes, made the turn level par for the day and then produced a scintillating performance on the back nine, coming home five under par for a nine under par total.

The 54 year old hopes to follow in the footsteps of the late, great Seve Ballesteros, who famously won his second Open Championship on the Old Course in 1984.

Jiménez birdied the tenth hole, eagled the 14th hole and birdied both the 15th and 16th holes to share the lead with Stephen Ames, who will only need to play the 18th hole when he resumes his round at 07:00 local time on Saturday morning. The second round was delayed by two hours and 20 minutes due to fog on the Fife coast.

“I played very solid today - super golf,” said Jiménez. “It was very difficult with very strong winds on the first nine holes, and then on the back nine I played solid.

"It would mean a lot to win The Senior Open, especially here at St Andrews, but some of the top players in the world are here. Seve was the first Spaniard to win The Open on this golf course, and it would be amazing if I could join the club with him.”

In a share of third place are defending champion Bernhard Langer and American pair Jeff Sluman and Kirk Triplett.

Langer, who started the day five under par, carded a blemish-free round of 69 as he continued his strong defence of The Senior Open Trophy.

“I had plenty of opportunities,” said Langer. “I hit most of the greens in regulation and towards the end of the round we got a nice break. The last three or four holes the wind kind of dropped and it was a lot easier than it would have been earlier in the day.”

Tom Watson continued to defy as he shot his age, a marvellous 68, on the Old Course.

"I have been playing well and I attribute it to practicing quite hard before I came here," said Watson. "I shot 68 on the Old Course under pretty good conditions and I'm very pleased. Anytime I can shoot my age I'm very pleased."

The three-time Senior Open champion shares sixth place with Sweden’s Jarmo Sandelin and Fiji’s Vijay Singh on seven under par.

Six groups, including Ames on nine under par, will complete their final rounds on Saturday morning starting at 07:00. The third round of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex will begin no earlier than 09:00.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-9
68
67
135
AMES, Stephen
-9
66
-
66
3
SLUMAN, Jeff
-8
68
68
136
TRIPLETT, Kirk
-8
65
71
136
LANGER, Bernhard
-8
67
69
136
6
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-7
68
69
137
SINGH, Vijay
-7
68
69
137
WATSON, Tom
-7
69
68
137
9
MOLINA, Mauricio
-6
70
68
138
PERNICE Jnr, Tom
-6
70
68
138
DAWSON, Marco
-6
71
67
138
12
BOSSERT, André
-5
71
68
139
JOBE, Brandt
-5
70
69
139
LYLE, Sandy
-5
73
66
139
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-5
71
68
139
MCGINLEY, Paul
-5
66
73
139
LEHMAN, Tom
-5
68
71
139
PERRY, Kenny
-5
68
71
139
MAYFAIR, Billy
-5
69
-
69
20
TOMS, David
-4
67
73
140
MCCARRON, Scott
-4
67
73
140
PARNEVIK, Jesper
-4
70
70
140
PRICE, Phillip
-4
68
72
140
DENNIS, Clark
-4
68
72
140
MARKSAENG, Prayad
-4
70
70
140
DODD, Stephen
-4
72
-
72
27
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-3
72
69
141
SUTHERLAND, Kevin
-3
70
71
141
FOWLER, Peter
-3
71
70
141
PAVIN, Corey
-3
72
69
141
BROADHURST, Paul
-3
71
70
141
WIRATCHANT, Thaworn
-3
65
76
141
PETROVIC, Tim
-3
73
68
141
ORR, Gary
-3
71
70
141
DURANT, Joe
-3
69
72
141
KELLY, Jerry
-3
74
67
141
37
BRIER, Markus
-2
73
69
142
BROOKS, Mark
-2
72
70
142
TINNING, Steen
-2
69
73
142
MCKENZIE, David
-2
70
72
142
MAGGERT, Jeff
-2
70
72
142
ANDRADE, Billy
-2
70
72
142
VERPLANK, Scott
-2
69
73
142
SIMPSON, Scott
-2
71
-
71
45
THELEN, Tim
-1
70
73
143
MAMAT, Mardan
-1
70
73
143
PAREL, Scott
-1
71
72
143
LONARD, Peter
-1
73
70
143
COUPLES, Fred
-1
71
72
143
REMESY, Jean-François
-1
73
70
143
SAUERS, Gene
-1
72
71
143
FLESCH, Steve
-1
74
69
143
CHAPMAN, Roger
-1
73
70
143
DALY, John
-1
69
74
143
AUSTIN, Woody
-1
70
73
143
56
ARCHBOLD, Paul
Par
69
75
144
ROBERTS, Loren
Par
71
73
144
KOCH, Gary
Par
71
73
144
MARKS, Gary
Par
69
75
144
OLDCORN, Andrew
Par
71
73
144
ATLEVI, Magnus P
Par
68
76
144
COCHRAN, Russ
Par
72
-
72
63
ESTES, Bob
1
75
70
145
MCNULTY, Mark
1
77
68
145
FAXON, Brad
1
76
69
145
FROST, David
1
72
73
145
SMYTH, Des
1
75
70
145
CALCAVECCHIA, Mark
1
74
71
145
GOMEZ, Rafael
1
77
68
145
RIDLEY, Mark
1
70
75
145
WALDORF, Duffy
1
74
71
145
LUNA, Santiago
1
73
-
73
GOODES, Mike
1
72
-
72
74
ELLIOTT (AM), Gene
2
77
69
146
BAKER, Peter
2
74
72
146
WESSELINGH, Paul
2
72
74
146
KINGSTON, James
2
72
74
146
INMAN, John
2
69
77
146
GOYDOS, Paul
2
70
76
146
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
2
73
73
146
SAN FILIPPO, Mike
2
74
-
74
HOWISON (AM), Ryan
2
77
-
77
83
OLSEN, Dan
3
71
76
147
QUINN, Fran
3
71
76
147
EALES, Paul
3
74
73
147
RAFFERTY, Ronan
3
72
75
147
ROCCA, Costantino
3
71
76
147
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
73
74
147
TURNER, Greg
3
76
71
147
SHACKLADY, David
3
74
-
74
91
CASADO, Victor
4
73
75
148
FRANCO, Angel
4
75
73
148
MONASTERIO, Cesar
4
75
73
148
LOMAS, Jonathan
4
75
73
148
LANE, Barry
4
72
76
148
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
74
74
148
FORSBRAND, Anders
4
75
-
75
98
BROWN, Simon P
5
73
76
149
FALDO, Sir Nick
5
76
73
149
HARWOOD, Mike
5
76
73
149
DUNLAP, Scott
5
73
76
149
102
DAY, Glen
6
75
75
150
JAMES, Mark
6
77
73
150
MAXFIELD (AM), Robert
6
71
79
150
YONEYAMA, Tsuyoshi
6
74
76
150
FORD, Bob
6
76
74
150
TOLLES, Tommy
6
79
71
150
SHORT JR, Wes
6
76
74
150
GAMEZ, Robert
6
75
-
75
OAKLEY, Pete
6
72
-
72
111
KESTNER, Darrell
7
78
73
151
DORNELL (AM), Mats
7
76
75
151
DARCY, Eamonn
7
76
75
151
MOULAND, Mark
7
76
75
151
PATE, Jerry
7
75
76
151
LINHART, Pedro
7
75
76
151
LU, Chien Soon
7
75
76
151
GILFORD, David
7
76
75
151
SUGAI, Noboru
7
77
-
77
RIVERO, José
7
78
-
78
MCCOY (AM), Michael
7
78
-
78
MILLS, David
7
77
-
77
123
CHAMBLEE, Brandel
8
77
75
152
BRAND JNR, Gordon
8
78
74
152
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
8
75
77
152
LACY (AM), G.S.
8
77
75
152
LUTZ (AM), Chip
8
69
83
152
STRÜVER, Sven
8
80
72
152
MIZE, Larry
8
73
79
152
O'MALLEY, Peter
8
76
76
152
GOLDING, Philip
8
72
80
152
132
MCROY, Spike
9
74
79
153
133
HUGHES (AM), B.R.
10
79
75
154
VAUGHAN, Bruce
10
74
80
154
IRWIN, Hale
10
77
77
154
136
WILLIAMS, Chris
11
76
79
155
137
SIMONSEN, Henrik
12
76
80
156
MITCHELL, Peter
12
79
-
79
139
BREEN, Bill
13
79
78
157
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
13
78
79
157
141
ROSA, Andres
14
76
82
158
HAMILTON, Todd
14
81
77
158
143
BURNS, Robert
15
77
82
159
RETD
WOOSNAM, Ian
1
1
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-9
135
AMES, Stephen
-9
66
3
SLUMAN, Jeff
-8
136
TRIPLETT, Kirk
-8
136
LANGER, Bernhard
-8
136
6
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-7
137
SINGH, Vijay
-7
137
WATSON, Tom
-7
137
9
MOLINA, Mauricio
-6
138
PERNICE Jnr, Tom
-6
138
DAWSON, Marco
-6
138
12
BOSSERT, André
-5
139
JOBE, Brandt
-5
139
LYLE, Sandy
-5
139
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-5
139
MCGINLEY, Paul
-5
139
LEHMAN, Tom
-5
139
PERRY, Kenny
-5
139
MAYFAIR, Billy
-5
69
20
TOMS, David
-4
140
MCCARRON, Scott
-4
140
PARNEVIK, Jesper
-4
140
PRICE, Phillip
-4
140
DENNIS, Clark
-4
140
MARKSAENG, Prayad
-4
140
DODD, Stephen
-4
72
27
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-3
141
SUTHERLAND, Kevin
-3
141
FOWLER, Peter
-3
141
PAVIN, Corey
-3
141
BROADHURST, Paul
-3
141
WIRATCHANT, Thaworn
-3
141
PETROVIC, Tim
-3
141
ORR, Gary
-3
141
DURANT, Joe
-3
141
KELLY, Jerry
-3
141
37
BRIER, Markus
-2
142
BROOKS, Mark
-2
142
TINNING, Steen
-2
142
MCKENZIE, David
-2
142
MAGGERT, Jeff
-2
142
ANDRADE, Billy
-2
142
VERPLANK, Scott
-2
142
SIMPSON, Scott
-2
71
45
THELEN, Tim
-1
143
MAMAT, Mardan
-1
143
PAREL, Scott
-1
143
LONARD, Peter
-1
143
COUPLES, Fred
-1
143
REMESY, Jean-François
-1
143
SAUERS, Gene
-1
143
FLESCH, Steve
-1
143
CHAPMAN, Roger
-1
143
DALY, John
-1
143
AUSTIN, Woody
-1
143
56
ARCHBOLD, Paul
Par
144
ROBERTS, Loren
Par
144
KOCH, Gary
Par
144
MARKS, Gary
Par
144
OLDCORN, Andrew
Par
144
ATLEVI, Magnus P
Par
144
COCHRAN, Russ
Par
72
63
ESTES, Bob
1
145
MCNULTY, Mark
1
145
FAXON, Brad
1
145
FROST, David
1
145
SMYTH, Des
1
145
CALCAVECCHIA, Mark
1
145
GOMEZ, Rafael
1
145
RIDLEY, Mark
1
145
WALDORF, Duffy
1
145
LUNA, Santiago
1
73
GOODES, Mike
1
72
74
ELLIOTT (AM), Gene
2
146
BAKER, Peter
2
146
WESSELINGH, Paul
2
146
KINGSTON, James
2
146
INMAN, John
2
146
GOYDOS, Paul
2
146
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
2
146
SAN FILIPPO, Mike
2
74
HOWISON (AM), Ryan
2
77
83
OLSEN, Dan
3
147
QUINN, Fran
3
147
EALES, Paul
3
147
RAFFERTY, Ronan
3
147
ROCCA, Costantino
3
147
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
3
147
TURNER, Greg
3
147
SHACKLADY, David
3
74
91
CASADO, Victor
4
148
FRANCO, Angel
4
148
MONASTERIO, Cesar
4
148
LOMAS, Jonathan
4
148
LANE, Barry
4
148
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
148
FORSBRAND, Anders
4
75
98
BROWN, Simon P
5
149
FALDO, Sir Nick
5
149
HARWOOD, Mike
5
149
DUNLAP, Scott
5
149
102
DAY, Glen
6
150
JAMES, Mark
6
150
MAXFIELD (AM), Robert
6
150
YONEYAMA, Tsuyoshi
6
150
FORD, Bob
6
150
TOLLES, Tommy
6
150
SHORT JR, Wes
6
150
GAMEZ, Robert
6
75
OAKLEY, Pete
6
72
111
KESTNER, Darrell
7
151
DORNELL (AM), Mats
7
151
DARCY, Eamonn
7
151
MOULAND, Mark
7
151
PATE, Jerry
7
151
LINHART, Pedro
7
151
LU, Chien Soon
7
151
GILFORD, David
7
151
SUGAI, Noboru
7
77
RIVERO, José
7
78
MCCOY (AM), Michael
7
78
MILLS, David
7
77
123
CHAMBLEE, Brandel
8
152
BRAND JNR, Gordon
8
152
CHEETHAM, Jonathan S
8
152
LACY (AM), G.S.
8
152
LUTZ (AM), Chip
8
152
STRÜVER, Sven
8
152
MIZE, Larry
8
152
O'MALLEY, Peter
8
152
GOLDING, Philip
8
152
132
MCROY, Spike
9
153
133
HUGHES (AM), B.R.
10
154
VAUGHAN, Bruce
10
154
IRWIN, Hale
10
154
136
WILLIAMS, Chris
11
155
137
SIMONSEN, Henrik
12
156
MITCHELL, Peter
12
79
139
BREEN, Bill
13
157
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
13
157
141
ROSA, Andres
14
158
HAMILTON, Todd
14
158
143
BURNS, Robert
15
159
RETD
WOOSNAM, Ian
1
-