Staysure Tour

Willow Senior Golf Classic 2018

August 24-26

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC, Ware, England

£370,000

August 24-26

Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC, Ware, England

£370,000

Round 2

Kingston climbs into contention at Willow Senior Golf Classic

August 25, 2018

James Kingston carded a six under par second round of 66 to take a share of the Willow Senior Golf Classic lead on nine under par.

Kingston climbs into contention at Willow Senior Golf Classic, © Getty Images

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James Kingston carded a six under par second round of 66 to take a share of the Willow Senior Golf Classic lead on nine under par.

The South African started the day three strokes behind overnight leaders Gary Orr and Peter Fowler but moved to the top of the leaderboard with a flawless round. He birdied two of the first four holes, and then made consecutive gains on the 16th and 17th – his seventh and eighth holes.

Kingston then birdied the first hole and finished with his sixth of the day on the par five ninth to join Orr, Fowler and Miguel Angel Martín in a share of first place.

“We got lucky with the weather I think,” said Kingston. “It was a little less windy than yesterday, and with a bit of rain overnight the greens offered enough chances.

“I’m happy with six under today. I had a few more chances today, but I’m pleased with that performance.

“I birdied some of the holes you wouldn’t expect to get birdies on – sometimes that’s the way it goes. It was nice to finish with a birdie on the ninth after missing a few other opportunities.

“It’s the kind of course where you have to golf your ball properly. You have to find the best spots on the greens, and when you do that you give yourself chances.”

Peter Fowler, Kingston climbs into contention at Willow Senior Golf Classic, © Getty Images

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Fowler reached ten under par before running into trouble on the back nine. After carding four birdies over the first ten holes, he finished one over par through the final eight holes.

“It was a good day but there were a couple of loose shots out there, but that’s how it goes sometimes,” said Fowler. “I have to sharpen up a little bit, but my putting is the best it has been for a while. I just need to sharpen up off the tee.”

Santiago Luna and Rafael Gomez share fifth place on eight under par, and Clark Dennis, Stephen Dodd and Paul Eales are in seventh place on seven under.

Jonathan Lomas recorded the lowest round of the tournament so far, a seven under par 65 to join last week’s VTB Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) winner David Shacklady on six under par in tenth place.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
FOWLER, Peter
-9
66
69
135
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-9
67
68
135
ORR, Gary
-9
66
69
135
KINGSTON, James
-9
69
66
135
5
LUNA, Santiago
-8
68
68
136
GOMEZ, Rafael
-8
66
70
136
7
DODD, Stephen
-7
70
67
137
EALES, Paul
-7
68
69
137
DENNIS, Clark
-7
67
70
137
10
LOMAS, Jonathan
-6
73
65
138
SHACKLADY, David
-6
68
70
138
12
WESSELINGH, Paul
-5
68
71
139
THELEN, Tim
-5
69
70
139
GOLDING, Philip
-5
72
67
139
CHAPMAN, Roger
-5
68
71
139
16
PRICE, Phillip
-4
71
69
140
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-4
71
69
140
18
STREETER, Paul
-3
71
70
141
JAMES, Mark
-3
68
73
141
HARWOOD, Mike
-3
69
72
141
21
BROWN, Simon P
-2
72
70
142
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-2
71
71
142
LANE, Barry
-2
70
72
142
24
WILLIAMS, Chris
-1
75
68
143
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-1
71
72
143
TINNING, Steen
-1
70
73
143
BRIER, Markus
-1
71
72
143
28
MCNULTY, Mark
Par
70
74
144
GILFORD, David
Par
74
70
144
MOLINA, Mauricio
Par
70
74
144
REMESY, Jean-François
Par
70
74
144
OLDCORN, Andrew
Par
72
72
144
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
Par
72
72
144
JOB, Nick
Par
69
75
144
35
COCERES, José
1
71
74
145
SANDELIN, Jarmo
1
70
75
145
KEMP, John
1
73
72
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
1
70
75
145
O'MALLEY, Peter
1
75
70
145
BAKER, Peter
1
74
71
145
ROCCA, Costantino
1
73
72
145
42
MAMAT, Mardan
2
70
76
146
43
BRAND JNR, Gordon
3
75
72
147
FARRY, Marc
3
73
74
147
45
MANSON, Gordon
4
75
73
148
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
75
73
148
SMYTH, Des
4
73
75
148
MARKS, Gary
4
76
72
148
49
MOULAND, Mark
6
76
74
150
50
BOSSERT, André
7
75
76
151
51
DARCY, Eamonn
8
74
78
152
WALTON, Philip
8
79
73
152
53
RIVERO, José
9
79
74
153
54
BRAND, Gordon J
11
79
76
155
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
FOWLER, Peter
-9
135
MARTIN, Miguel Angel
-9
135
ORR, Gary
-9
135
KINGSTON, James
-9
135
5
LUNA, Santiago
-8
136
GOMEZ, Rafael
-8
136
7
DODD, Stephen
-7
137
EALES, Paul
-7
137
DENNIS, Clark
-7
137
10
LOMAS, Jonathan
-6
138
SHACKLADY, David
-6
138
12
WESSELINGH, Paul
-5
139
THELEN, Tim
-5
139
GOLDING, Philip
-5
139
CHAPMAN, Roger
-5
139
16
PRICE, Phillip
-4
140
ATLEVI, Magnus P
-4
140
18
STREETER, Paul
-3
141
JAMES, Mark
-3
141
HARWOOD, Mike
-3
141
21
BROWN, Simon P
-2
142
WOLSTENHOLME, Gary
-2
142
LANE, Barry
-2
142
24
WILLIAMS, Chris
-1
143
MACKENZIE, Malcolm
-1
143
TINNING, Steen
-1
143
BRIER, Markus
-1
143
28
MCNULTY, Mark
Par
144
GILFORD, David
Par
144
MOLINA, Mauricio
Par
144
REMESY, Jean-François
Par
144
OLDCORN, Andrew
Par
144
VAN DE VELDE, Jean
Par
144
JOB, Nick
Par
144
35
COCERES, José
1
145
SANDELIN, Jarmo
1
145
KEMP, John
1
145
MONASTERIO, Cesar
1
145
O'MALLEY, Peter
1
145
BAKER, Peter
1
145
ROCCA, Costantino
1
145
42
MAMAT, Mardan
2
146
43
BRAND JNR, Gordon
3
147
FARRY, Marc
3
147
45
MANSON, Gordon
4
148
MCGOVERN, Brendan
4
148
SMYTH, Des
4
148
MARKS, Gary
4
148
49
MOULAND, Mark
6
150
50
BOSSERT, André
7
151
51
DARCY, Eamonn
8
152
WALTON, Philip
8
152
53
RIVERO, José
9
153
54
BRAND, Gordon J
11
155