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 3

Jiménez moves ahead in bid for Senior Open crown

July 28, 2018

Miguel Angel Jiménez will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex after maintaining his composure in testing conditions on the Old Course at St Andrews.

Jiménez moves ahead in bid for Senior Open crown, © Getty Images

- Getty Images

The Spaniard, who started the day in a share of the lead with Canada’s Stephen Ames, carded a level par round of 72 as blustery winds battered the Fife coast for most of the afternoon.

Jiménez recovered from a bogey on the first with birdies on the fifth and sixth holes, before making the turn level par after dropping a shot just before the turn.

He came home level par after two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine to hold a two-stroke lead over American duo Tom Pernice Jnr and Kirk Triplett, Ames and the defending champion Bernhard Langer, of Germany.

“Conditions were difficult today, brutal,” said Jiménez. “It’s tough in this wind. You could see the scores, people got to nine under and ten under but then made bogeys. It’s not easy.

“I was ten under par after birdies on the 12th and 14th, then bogeyed and made three pars. I missed a birdie on the 15th by rushing myself, but that’s golf.

“I like this tournament and, of course, I like St Andrews. I would love to win. I hope I can hold the trophy, I would love to. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day. It’s going to be hard and there are some top players there, all playing very well. Whoever has the most patience in these conditions will win.”

Langer, who won a record tenth Senior Major Championship at last year’s Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl, bogeyed the 18th hole to sign for a round of 73, one over par, and a seven under par total.

“You have to bring a good attitude, whether you’re chasing or leading,” said Langer. “This golf course changes so dramatically when there’s wind, when you get rain on top of it, it’s going to be even harder.”

Tom Watson remained in the hunt for a fourth Senior Open title after also carding a one over par round. The 68 year old delighted the crowds at St Andrews with an eagle on the par five fifth hole, and birdie on the sixth, but dropped four shots on the last five holes to settle for a 73 and a six under par total

“The wind blew hard today, and it was a tough inward nine,” said Watson. “I made some mistakes and I paid the penalty for them. But it’s good to be in this position; I wish I had just been a couple of shots lower.

“Right now, I’m in a bunch just behind the leaders and I’m going to have to play some really good golf tomorrow to come out in front.”

Watson shares sixth place with compatriots Tom Lehman and Scott McCarron, and Thai pair Prayad Marksaeng and Thaworn Wiratchant.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-9
68
67
72
207
2
AMES, Stephen
-7
66
69
74
209
LANGER, Bernhard
-7
67
69
73
209
TRIPLETT, Kirk
-7
65
71
73
209
PERNICE Jnr, Tom
-7
70
68
71
209
6
LEHMAN, Tom
-6
68
71
71
210
WATSON, Tom
-6
69
68
73
210
MARKSAENG, Prayad
-6
70
70
70
210
MCCARRON, Scott
-6
67
73
70
210
WIRATCHANT, Thaworn
-6
65
76
69
210
11
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-5
68
69
74
211
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-5
71
68
72
211
DAWSON, Marco
-5
71
67
73
211
MCGINLEY, Paul
-5
66
73
72
211
PERRY, Kenny
-5
68
71
72
211
DODD, Stephen
-5
72
69
70
211
ANDRADE, Billy
-5
70
72
69
211
18
SLUMAN, Jeff
-4
68
68
76
212
SINGH, Vijay
-4
68
69
75
212
JOBE, Brandt
-4
70
69
73
212
MCKENZIE, David
-4
70
72
70
212
22
PARNEVIK, Jesper
-3
70
70
73
213
KELLY, Jerry
-3
74
67
72
213
24
PRICE, Phillip
-2
68
72
74
214
SUTHERLAND, Kevin
-2
70
71
73
214
BROADHURST, Paul
-2
71
70
73
214
BROOKS, Mark
-2
72
70
72
214
LONARD, Peter
-2
73
70
71
214
AUSTIN, Woody
-2
70
73
71
214
WALDORF, Duffy
-2
74
71
69
214
31
FOWLER, Peter
-1
71
70
74
215
MAYFAIR, Billy
-1
69
70
76
215
TINNING, Steen
-1
69
73
73
215
ORR, Gary
-1
71
70
74
215
MAGGERT, Jeff
-1
70
72
73
215
PAREL, Scott
-1
71
72
72
215
REMESY, Jean-François
-1
73
70
72
215
DALY, John
-1
69
74
72
215
39
PETROVIC, Tim
Par
73
68
75
216
COUPLES, Fred
Par
71
72
73
216
DURANT, Joe
Par
69
72
75
216
ATLEVI, Magnus P
Par
68
76
72
216
KOCH, Gary
Par
71
73
72
216
ESTES, Bob
Par
75
70
71
216
FAXON, Brad
Par
76
69
71
216
46
LYLE, Sandy
1
73
66
78
217
DENNIS, Clark
1
68
72
77
217
SAUERS, Gene
1
72
71
74
217
ARCHBOLD, Paul
1
69
75
73
217
50
BOSSERT, André
2
71
68
79
218
PAVIN, Corey
2
72
69
77
218
BRIER, Markus
2
73
69
76
218
VERPLANK, Scott
2
69
73
76
218
CHAPMAN, Roger
2
73
70
75
218
MAMAT, Mardan
2
70
73
75
218
ROBERTS, Loren
2
71
73
74
218
SIMPSON, Scott
2
71
72
75
218
OLDCORN, Andrew
2
71
73
74
218
CALCAVECCHIA, Mark
2
74
71
73
218
GOMEZ, Rafael
2
77
68
73
218
61
THELEN, Tim
3
70
73
76
219
FROST, David
3
72
73
74
219
63
COCHRAN, Russ
4
72
72
76
220
TOMS, David
4
67
73
80
220
LUNA, Santiago
4
73
72
75
220
RIDLEY, Mark
4
70
75
75
220
67
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
5
72
69
80
221
FLESCH, Steve
5
74
69
78
221
69
SMYTH, Des
6
75
70
77
222
MOLINA, Mauricio
6
70
68
84
222
71
MCNULTY, Mark
8
77
68
79
224
72
MARKS, Gary
10
69
75
82
226
73
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
GOODES, Mike
2
72
74
-
146
SHACKLADY, David
2
74
72
-
146
82
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
89
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
73
-
148
SAN FILIPPO, Mike
4
74
74
-
148
97
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
HOWISON (AM), Ryan
5
77
72
-
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
109
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
74
-
151
GAMEZ, Robert
7
75
76
-
151
OAKLEY, Pete
7
72
79
-
151
120
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
RIVERO, José
8
78
74
-
152
MILLS, David
8
77
75
-
152
131
MCROY, Spike
9
74
79
-
153
MCCOY (AM), Michael
9
78
75
-
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
138
BREEN, Bill
13
79
78
-
157
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
13
78
79
-
157
MITCHELL, Peter
13
79
78
-
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
207
2
AMES, Stephen
-7
209
LANGER, Bernhard
-7
209
TRIPLETT, Kirk
-7
209
PERNICE Jnr, Tom
-7
209
6
LEHMAN, Tom
-6
210
WATSON, Tom
-6
210
MARKSAENG, Prayad
-6
210
MCCARRON, Scott
-6
210
WIRATCHANT, Thaworn
-6
210
11
SANDELIN, Jarmo
-5
211
MONTGOMERIE, Colin
-5
211
DAWSON, Marco
-5
211
MCGINLEY, Paul
-5
211
PERRY, Kenny
-5
211
DODD, Stephen
-5
211
ANDRADE, Billy
-5
211
18
SLUMAN, Jeff
-4
212
SINGH, Vijay
-4
212
JOBE, Brandt
-4
212
MCKENZIE, David
-4
212
22
PARNEVIK, Jesper
-3
213
KELLY, Jerry
-3
213
24
PRICE, Phillip
-2
214
SUTHERLAND, Kevin
-2
214
BROADHURST, Paul
-2
214
BROOKS, Mark
-2
214
LONARD, Peter
-2
214
AUSTIN, Woody
-2
214
WALDORF, Duffy
-2
214
31
FOWLER, Peter
-1
215
MAYFAIR, Billy
-1
215
TINNING, Steen
-1
215
ORR, Gary
-1
215
MAGGERT, Jeff
-1
215
PAREL, Scott
-1
215
REMESY, Jean-François
-1
215
DALY, John
-1
215
39
PETROVIC, Tim
Par
216
COUPLES, Fred
Par
216
DURANT, Joe
Par
216
ATLEVI, Magnus P
Par
216
KOCH, Gary
Par
216
ESTES, Bob
Par
216
FAXON, Brad
Par
216
46
LYLE, Sandy
1
217
DENNIS, Clark
1
217
SAUERS, Gene
1
217
ARCHBOLD, Paul
1
217
50
BOSSERT, André
2
218
PAVIN, Corey
2
218
BRIER, Markus
2
218
VERPLANK, Scott
2
218
CHAPMAN, Roger
2
218
MAMAT, Mardan
2
218
ROBERTS, Loren
2
218
SIMPSON, Scott
2
218
OLDCORN, Andrew
2
218
CALCAVECCHIA, Mark
2
218
GOMEZ, Rafael
2
218
61
THELEN, Tim
3
219
FROST, David
3
219
63
COCHRAN, Russ
4
220
TOMS, David
4
220
LUNA, Santiago
4
220
RIDLEY, Mark
4
220
67
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
5
221
FLESCH, Steve
5
221
69
SMYTH, Des
6
222
MOLINA, Mauricio
6
222
71
MCNULTY, Mark
8
224
72
MARKS, Gary
10
226
73
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
GOODES, Mike
2
146
SHACKLADY, David
2
146
82
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
89
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
148
SAN FILIPPO, Mike
4
148
97
BROWN, Simon P
5
149
FALDO, Sir Nick
5
149
HARWOOD, Mike
5
149
DUNLAP, Scott
5
149
HOWISON (AM), Ryan
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
109
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
151
GAMEZ, Robert
7
151
OAKLEY, Pete
7
151
120
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
RIVERO, José
8
152
MILLS, David
8
152
131
MCROY, Spike
9
153
MCCOY (AM), Michael
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
138
BREEN, Bill
13
157
FERNANDEZ, Vicente
13
157
MITCHELL, Peter
13
157
141
ROSA, Andres
14
158
HAMILTON, Todd
14
158
143
BURNS, Robert
15
159
RETD
WOOSNAM, Ian
1
-