Staysure Tour

WINSTONgolf Senior Open 2018

July 13-15

WINSTONlinks Course, Vorbeck, Germany

July 13-15

WINSTONlinks Course, Vorbeck, Germany

Round 3

Happy Birthday to me; Dodd wins in Germany

July 15, 2018

Stephen Dodd celebrated his 52 nd birthday in style — by capping off a wire-to-wire victory at the WINSTONgolf Senior Open.

Stephen Dodd celebrated his 52nd birthday in style with a victory at the WINSTONgolf Senior Open, © Getty Images

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After opening the tournament with rounds of 64 and 66, the Welshman took a seven-shot lead into the final day.

While his six-shot margin of victory might imply it was a drama-free Sunday, the early and middle-stages of the round were anything but.

Paired with France's Jean-François Remesy — who won last week's Swiss Seniors Open — Dodd saw his lead trimmed by three shots on the opening three holes after he bogeyed the second and Remesy birdied the first and third.

When the Frenchman picked up another shot at the ninth for his fifth birdie of the day, the tension in the air was palpable as the Cardiff native's advantage had been cut to only three strokes.

The birthday-boy dropped another shot at the tenth, and it appeared his lead might be gone in short order, however Remesy also bogeyed the hole, which perhaps settled Dodd's nerves going into the par three 11 th .

After a quality strike, the three-time European Tour winner seemed to be infused with confidence.

“I think 11 helped me massively,” Dodd said. “I hit a good shot in there. Jean-François made a bogey and I made birdie, so I think that was kind of a turning point.”

Remesy lost two more strokes on the 14 th hole as his bogey was met with another birdie from the leader.

Parring the next three holes, the newly minted 52 year old was able to enjoy his walk up the 18 th fairway and into the winner's circle.

“It was quite tough out there for me today,” he said. “It got close after about nine or ten holes and it got me thinking a little bit, but I made some nice birdies early on the back nine, which helped me.

“You can't win a tournament on Friday, you have to do it on Sunday, and when I needed to hit good shots, I hit good shots.

“I felt comfortable, but I had everything to lose today to be honest, there was nothing to gain leading by seven shots.”

With the win, Dodd becomes a champion on the Staysure Tour for the third-consecutive season, after triumphing in the 2016 Senior Italian Open and the 2017 Farmfoods European Senior Masters.

At the trophy presentation, the tournament-host, Wijnand Pon, popped a bottle of champagne and doused the winner in the drink.

“52 today and showered in champagne, that's a first for me,” the WINSTONgolf Senior Open Champion said. “Mr. Pon has made us feel very welcome the couple of years I've been coming here. The course plays like a links course and it was in really good condition.”

It is now off to St Andrews Golf Links for The Senior Open, which is the next event on the Staysure Tour International Schedule and also a Senior Major Championship.

With an off-week between now and then, the WINSTONgolf Senior Open victor will have plenty of time to celebrate both the trophy and his birthday.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
Prize Money
1
DODD Stephen
WAL
-15
64
66
71
201
€ 51,693
2
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
-9
70
67
70
207
€ 34,462
3
FOWLER Peter
AUS
-8
69
71
68
208
€ 19,563
3
KINGSTON James
RSA
-8
69
70
69
208
€ 19,563
3
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
-8
70
67
71
208
€ 19,563
6
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
-7
73
68
68
209
€ 13,096
6
EALES Paul
ENG
-7
69
69
71
209
€ 13,096
8
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-6
70
70
70
210
€ 11,028
9
MARKS Gary
ENG
-5
71
68
72
211
€ 9,649
10
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
-4
74
69
69
212
€ 8,271
10
ORR Gary
SCO
-4
73
71
68
212
€ 8,271
10
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
-4
70
71
71
212
€ 8,271
13
BAKER Peter
ENG
-3
70
72
71
213
€ 6,203
13
GOLDING Philip
ENG
-3
71
69
73
213
€ 6,203
13
LANE Barry
ENG
-3
74
72
67
213
€ 6,203
13
LUNA Santiago
ESP
-3
72
68
73
213
€ 6,203
13
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
-3
72
72
69
213
€ 6,203
18
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
-2
72
71
71
214
€ 4,905
18
THELEN Tim
USA
-2
68
74
72
214
€ 4,905
21
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
-1
72
75
68
215
€ 4,308
21
SPENCE Jamie
ENG
-1
73
70
72
215
€ 4,308
23
COCERES José
ARG
0
74
70
72
216
€ 3,713
23
FARRY Marc
FRA
0
74
72
70
216
€ 3,713
23
SHACKLADY David
ENG
0
70
72
74
216
€ 3,713
23
TINNING Steen
DEN
0
74
70
72
216
€ 3,713
27
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
1
72
70
75
217
€ 3,205
27
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
1
71
70
76
217
€ 3,205
29
CONSER Barry
USA
2
71
78
69
218
€ 2,981
29
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
2
76
73
69
218
€ 2,981
31
BROWN Simon P
ENG
3
74
71
74
219
€ 2,585
31
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
3
76
72
71
219
€ 2,585
31
MOULAND Mark
WAL
3
74
75
70
219
€ 2,585
31
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
3
75
73
71
219
€ 2,585
31
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
3
77
72
70
219
€ 2,585
31
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
3
79
70
70
219
€ 2,585
37
BRIER Markus
AUT
4
72
72
76
220
€ 2,206
37
STREETER Paul
ENG
4
72
76
72
220
€ 2,206
37
TURNER Greg
NZL
4
75
73
72
220
€ 2,206
37
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
4
72
72
76
220
€ 2,206
41
DRUMMOND Ross
SCO
5
78
71
72
221
€ 1,930
41
GILFORD David
ENG
5
71
73
77
221
€ 1,930
41
WALTON Philip
IRL
5
75
74
72
221
€ 1,930
41
WILSON Peter T
ENG
5
72
69
80
221
€ 1,930
45
BOSSERT André
SUI
6
72
73
77
222
€ 1,723
45
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
6
77
72
73
222
€ 1,723
47
ARCHBOLD Paul
AUS
7
74
76
73
223
€ 1,516
47
LINHART Pedro
ESP
7
75
70
78
223
€ 1,516
47
MANSON Gordon
AUT
7
77
72
74
223
€ 1,516
47
RUSNAK Gary
USA
7
73
76
74
223
€ 1,516
51
SMYTH Des
IRL
8
77
77
70
224
€ 1,310
51
SUNESON Carl
ESP
8
72
78
74
224
€ 1,310
53
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
10
73
77
76
226
€ 1,172
53
MACKENZIE Malcolm
ENG
10
75
78
73
226
€ 1,172
55
STRÜVER Sven
GER
13
74
80
75
229
€ 1,068
56
EMERSON Gary
ENG
14
79
74
77
230
€ 965
56
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
14
76
75
79
230
€ 965
58
DARCY Eamonn
IRL
16
78
79
75
232
€ 862
59
BRAND Gordon J
ENG
17
77
76
80
233
€ 793
60
RUSSELL David J
ENG
21
81
78
78
237
€ 724
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
DODD Stephen
-15
201
€ 51,693
2
REMESY Jean-François
-9
207
€ 34,462
3
FOWLER Peter
-8
208
€ 19,563
3
KINGSTON James
-8
208
€ 19,563
3
MONASTERIO Cesar
-8
208
€ 19,563
6
ATLEVI Magnus P
-7
209
€ 13,096
6
EALES Paul
-7
209
€ 13,096
8
MCGINLEY Paul
-6
210
€ 11,028
9
MARKS Gary
-5
211
€ 9,649
10
MOLINA Mauricio
-4
212
€ 8,271
10
ORR Gary
-4
212
€ 8,271
10
WOOSNAM Ian
-4
212
€ 8,271
13
BAKER Peter
-3
213
€ 6,203
13
GOLDING Philip
-3
213
€ 6,203
13
LANE Barry
-3
213
€ 6,203
13
LUNA Santiago
-3
213
€ 6,203
13
OLDCORN Andrew
-3
213
€ 6,203
18
HARWOOD Mike
-2
214
€ 4,905
18
THELEN Tim
-2
214
€ 4,905
21
GOMEZ Rafael
-1
215
€ 4,308
21
SPENCE Jamie
-1
215
€ 4,308
23
COCERES José
0
216
€ 3,713
23
FARRY Marc
0
216
€ 3,713
23
SHACKLADY David
0
216
€ 3,713
23
TINNING Steen
0
216
€ 3,713
27
O'MALLEY Peter
1
217
€ 3,205
27
SANDELIN Jarmo
1
217
€ 3,205
29
CONSER Barry
2
218
€ 2,981
29
ROCCA Costantino
2
218
€ 2,981
31
BROWN Simon P
3
219
€ 2,585
31
MCGOVERN Brendan
3
219
€ 2,585
31
MOULAND Mark
3
219
€ 2,585
31
VAN DE VELDE Jean
3
219
€ 2,585
31
WESSELINGH Paul
3
219
€ 2,585
31
WILLIAMS Chris
3
219
€ 2,585
37
BRIER Markus
4
220
€ 2,206
37
STREETER Paul
4
220
€ 2,206
37
TURNER Greg
4
220
€ 2,206
37
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
4
220
€ 2,206
41
DRUMMOND Ross
5
221
€ 1,930
41
GILFORD David
5
221
€ 1,930
41
WALTON Philip
5
221
€ 1,930
41
WILSON Peter T
5
221
€ 1,930
45
BOSSERT André
6
222
€ 1,723
45
MAMAT Mardan
6
222
€ 1,723
47
ARCHBOLD Paul
7
223
€ 1,516
47
LINHART Pedro
7
223
€ 1,516
47
MANSON Gordon
7
223
€ 1,516
47
RUSNAK Gary
7
223
€ 1,516
51
SMYTH Des
8
224
€ 1,310
51
SUNESON Carl
8
224
€ 1,310
53
LOMAS Jonathan
10
226
€ 1,172
53
MACKENZIE Malcolm
10
226
€ 1,172
55
STRÜVER Sven
13
229
€ 1,068
56
EMERSON Gary
14
230
€ 965
56
RAFFERTY Ronan
14
230
€ 965
58
DARCY Eamonn
16
232
€ 862
59
BRAND Gordon J
17
233
€ 793
60
RUSSELL David J
21
237
€ 724