The Sinclair Invitational R3

Shacklady proves he’s the man with home victory

August 30 – September 01
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC, Ware, Hertfordshire, England
£400,000
Round 1, Round 2


David Shacklady won his second Staysure Tour title as a six under par final round 66 sealed the outcome of The Sinclair Invitational at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club.

The Sinclair Invitational R3 - Shacklady wins
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The Englishman carded a bogey-free final round to reach 11 under par and win on home soil by one shot ahead of Austria’s Markus Brier and two shots ahead of close friend Paul Streeter, who finished third on nine under par.

It could have been very different for Shacklady as he saw a short birdie putt slide by on the 72nd hole to miss out on taking what would have been – at the time – the outright lead, but a triple bogey eight on the penultimate hole for co-leader Phillip Price meant the Welshman dropped back into the pack and victory was confirmed for the 2018 VTB Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) winner.

“I can’t tell you what it means,” he said. “To win one title was amazing and I know it’s a cliché, but people say you validate it by winning another and this season has gradually improved for me.

“I felt exactly the same as I did the first time. I felt as calm as I did in Russia and I genuinely became focused on just trying to win and post the lowest number. It’s nice to be able to repeat it.

“I played very well. I have been playing well prior to getting here this week, but you never know if you’re going to continue it.


“I knew I had a good chance on the back nine but then to be honest, the little one at the last for birdie, I thought that was going to mean I was in a play-off or maybe lose by one.

“I knew I was hitting it well and I knew I was going to give myself chances but I got on a nice run, in a nice frame of mind and I kept doing what my coach has been telling me and it worked out beautifully.”

The 52-year-old was joined at Hanbury Manor by his wife and three children and was overjoyed to provide them with the perfect conclusion to the week having been disappointed to bogey the final hole to miss the cut by a single shot the last time his family attended a tournament at The Senior Open Presented by Rolex.

“My family were there at Lytham when I bogeyed the last to miss the cut and they were all devasted I wasn’t there at the weekend, as I was,” he said.

“You just have to pick yourself up and go again. There are far more lows in golf than highs – there always have been and there always will be.

“I’m back out again next year and that’s all I want. I want to play, and play, and play and I wouldn’t trade this – being out here on this Tour – for anything in the world. It’s incredible.”

The 2018 Qualifying School graduate was typically humble in victory and offered some kind words to Price, whose triple bogey on the 71st hole was only the second time he dropped shots all week.


“We were stood at the last when Phil was coming in and he was signing autographs as he was coming off,” he said. “That says everything you need to know about Phil Price.

“He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and a class act with it. It is horrible that it’s gone that way but he will be the first one to come and shake my hand and say ‘well done’. He’s a gentleman and a good friend as well.”

Despite that triple bogey costing him a shot at victory, Price finished in fourth place on eight under par which means he leapfrogs Paul Broadhurst and Bernhard Langer to take top spot on the Order of Merit, with Shacklady’s victory seeing him climb seven places into fifth position.


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KPMG Trophy R3

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
SHACKLADY David
ENG
-11
68
71
66
205
€ 66,168
2
BRIER Markus
AUT
-10
69
69
68
206
€ 44,112
3
STREETER Paul
ENG
-9
68
68
71
207
€ 30,878
4
PRICE Phillip
WAL
-8
67
68
73
208
€ 24,262
5
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-7
68
67
74
209
€ 19,983
6
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-6
69
73
68
210
€ 17,645
7
DODD Stephen
WAL
-5
67
69
75
211
€ 14,116
7
LAWRIE Paul
SCO
-5
69
73
69
211
€ 14,116
7
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-5
70
69
72
211
€ 14,116
10
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
-4
72
68
72
212
€ 10,587
10
KINGSTON James
RSA
-4
70
70
72
212
€ 10,587
10
MAY Bob
USA
-4
67
70
75
212
€ 10,587
13
EVANS Gary
ENG
-3
66
70
77
213
€ 8,381
13
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-3
69
75
69
213
€ 8,381
13
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-3
73
70
70
213
€ 8,381
16
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-2
70
75
69
214
€ 7,073
16
HAEGGMAN Joakim
SWE
-2
72
69
73
214
€ 7,073
16
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-2
70
71
73
214
€ 7,073
19
BAKER Peter
ENG
-1
73
69
73
215
€ 5,664
19
COCERES José
ARG
-1
74
69
72
215
€ 5,664
19
LANE Barry
ENG
-1
73
72
70
215
€ 5,664
19
LEVET Thomas
FRA
-1
72
70
73
215
€ 5,664
19
TINNING Steen
DEN
-1
73
67
75
215
€ 5,664
24
BOSSERT André
SUI
0
72
72
72
216
€ 4,632
24
GILFORD David
ENG
0
74
70
72
216
€ 4,632
24
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
0
74
73
69
216
€ 4,632
27
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
1
73
72
72
217
€ 4,191
28
EALES Paul
ENG
2
75
72
71
218
€ 4,014
29
LUNA Santiago
ESP
3
73
74
72
219
€ 3,816
29
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
3
71
73
75
219
€ 3,816
31
FARRY Marc
FRA
4
72
73
75
220
€ 3,361
31
JAMES Mark
ENG
4
72
73
75
220
€ 3,361
31
JOB Nick
ENG
4
74
70
76
220
€ 3,361
31
ORR Gary
SCO
4
75
72
73
220
€ 3,361
31
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
4
72
72
76
220
€ 3,361
36
MARKS Gary
ENG
5
76
75
70
221
€ 2,956
36
MOULAND Mark
WAL
5
73
70
78
221
€ 2,956
36
OLSEN Dan
USA
5
74
73
74
221
€ 2,956
39
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
6
71
76
75
222
€ 2,603
39
DENNIS Clark
USA
6
78
69
75
222
€ 2,603
39
LITTLE Stuart
ENG
6
72
75
75
222
€ 2,603
39
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
6
72
74
76
222
€ 2,603
39
THELEN Tim
USA
6
71
78
73
222
€ 2,603
44
SMYTH Des
IRL
7
74
75
74
223
€ 2,338
45
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
8
77
73
74
224
€ 2,206
45
WALTON Philip
IRL
8
70
73
81
224
€ 2,206
47
EMERSON Gary
ENG
9
73
74
78
225
€ 1,985
47
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
9
73
70
82
225
€ 1,985
47
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
9
71
81
73
225
€ 1,985
50
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
10
75
73
78
226
€ 1,809
51
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
11
77
72
78
227
€ 1,676
51
SHERBORNE Andrew
ENG
11
76
76
75
227
€ 1,676
53
MASON Carl
ENG
12
76
77
75
228
€ 1,544
54
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
5
77
0
0
77
€ 0