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Wesselingh wins after play-off drama at Bad Ragaz

Paul Wesselingh picked up his second win of the season after a play-off victory over Kevin Spurgeon at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open.

A birdie at the third extra hole was enough for Wesselingh to take the title, having shot a six under par round of 64 on Sunday to haul himself into contention and post nine under. He had started the final day in a tie for 11th and five shots behind the 36 hole lead held by Santiago Luna and Gary Wolstenholme, but seven birdies, an eagle and three bogeys put Wesselingh in the box seat.

However, Spurgeon carded three birdies in his final four holes to draw level, and after the pair halved the first two extra holes in par, it was Wesselingh’s birdie the third time round on the 18th that proved enough to take the title.


Graeme McDowell wins Le Golf National

Graeme McDowell won the Alstom Open de France to claim his third title of 2013 at Le Golf National.

McDowell, who in his last eight tournaments has missed the cut five times and won the other three, carded a brilliant closing 67 at Le Golf National to finish nine under par, four clear of South Africa's Richard Sterne, who had been only one behind until bogeys at the 16th and 17th allowed McDowell a victory march down the 18th fairway.

Sterne eventually did well to par the 18th for a final round of 71 to make sure of outright second, with 2007 winner Graeme Storm and Spain's Eduardo de la Riva a shot behind.


Pavan the man at Hartl Resort

Andrea Pavan has won his third Challenge Tour title after a one stroke victory at the Bad Griesbach Challenge Tour by Hartl Resort.

The 24 year old Italian finished on 19 under par after a 68 on Sunday to edge out compatriot Marco Crespi, who three putted the last hole for a bogey, having charged into a share of the lead with just two holes to go. However, when Pavan needed it most, he made a clutch birdie two at the 17th and was able to make a bogey down the last and still take the title.


G-Mac on the attack at Le Golf National

Graeme McDowell moved within striking distance of a third victory of the season after a third round of one under 70 gave him a share of the lead with South Africa’s Richard Sterne heading in to the final round of the Alstom Open de France.

The Northern Irishman and Sterne will begin Sunday’s Final round with a one shot advantage over Richard Green, David Howell and Bernd Wiesberger but their toughest opponent will undoubtedly be Le Golf National and its drama-inspiring closing stretch of four holes where anything can happen.


The inseparables: Santi and Gary tied at the top in Switzerland

Santiago Luna and Gary Wolstenholme will resume their head-to-head battle in the final round of the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open after the pair once again proved inseparable in the Swiss mountains.

The Spaniard and the Englishman carded second round scores of two under 68 to move to eight under and into a two stroke lead over former Masters Champion Ian Woosnam with 18 holes to play at the stunning Golf Club Bad Ragaz.

Woosnam’s second consecutive 67 enabled the Welshman to move into third place on his own, ensuring a final round date with Luna and Wolstenholme in Sunday’s final three ball.


Pavan poised to pounce in Germany

Andrea Pavan will take a one stroke lead into the final round of the Bad Griesbach Challenge Tour by Hartl Resort after a Saturday 66 in Germany.

The Italian is 15 under par and a single stroke clear of France’s Victor Riu, who had led after the first two rounds, while Dutchman Daan Huizing is also handily placed a shot further back in third.

Pavan has finished in the top five the last two weeks on the Challenge Tour, and that fine form has continued in Bad Griesbach so far through three rounds.


Riu still up top at Hartl Resort

Victor Riu maintained a two stroke advantage at the Bad Griesbach Challenge Tour by Hartl Resort after a second round 69 saw him finish on 12 under par.

The Frenchman leads from Norway’s Eirik Tage Johansen who shot one of the rounds of the day, a six under par 66, which had seen him lead at the end of the morning’s play, while Dutchman Daan Huizing is on the same mark at ten under par after a 68.

Riu started on the tenth with three birdies in his first four holes, and despite that fast start, which saw him regain his overnight lead, he was not able to push on like yesterday.


French fun in the sun for Fabulous Fabrizio; Björn and McDowell very much in the hunt

On a glorious summer’s day in Versailles, Fabrizio Zanotti coasted to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Alstom Open de France, establishing a one stroke lead over the Danish duo of Thomas Björn and Soren Kjeldsen and South Africa’s Richard Sterne.

The Paraguayan dropped just one shot at the formidable Golf National to post a second consecutive round of three under par 68 to move to six under for the week, with Björn, Kjeldsen and Sterne tied on five under.

Graeme McDowell is lurking on four under, alongside Stephen Gallacher, Simon Dyson and the 2007 Alstom Open de France winner Graeme Storm.


Luna and Wolstenholme tied for the lead at Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open

Senior Tour Rookie Santiago Luna and three time winner on the tour, Gary Wolstenholme, were tied at the top after the opening round of the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open thanks to six under par rounds of 64.

Spaniard Luna is playing just his third tournament on the Senior Tour after turning 50 last November and his round got off to a flying start at Golf Club Bad Ragaz in Switzerland, opening with back to back birdies.

Three pars followed before a rollercoaster four holes during which birdies at the seventh and eighth were sandwiched in between bogeys at the sixth and ninth as he reached the turn in two under.


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