Senior Golf Circuit

48+ open golf for competitive professionals and amateurs throughout Europe.

Berlin Senior Open

Local hope, Simon Marshall, started the last round nervously in front of the home crowd.  A 7 at the first killed his chances of winning but fought back bravely to score 73 and finish third.  Matt Briggs held a 3 shot overnight lead over David James. Both players struggled to adapt to the greens that had slowed considerably from round two. Matt 3 putted the 4th and 4 putted the fifth. David was able to force a couple birdies using power to drive the par 4 6th and reach the par 5 8th in two shots.  Scores remained close until the tournament was decided at the 16th. Matt’s ball had missed the green to the left of the par 3 and lay playable in the edge of a water hazard.  10 yards of rough separated him from a firm green that sloped steeply downhill and left to right away. His delicately floated a pitch on onto the edge of the green and well to the left of the direct line.  Spectator excitement rose as the ball moved like a glacier down a mountain. The suspense was finally broken by a cheer as the ball dropped in to the hole for a birdie 2.  Matt reinforced the triumph by almost holing a 7 iron approach to the demanding 18th.   The fescue grass course was well recieved and so were the whispers of increased sponsorship for 2015.

 

Berlin Senior Open 24-26/09/2014
LeadingScores
1 Matt Briggs 68,72,70 210 -6
2 David James 73,70,69 212 -4
3 Simon Marshall 70,73,73 216 0
4 David Ray 69,75,74 218 +2
5 Stephen Murphy 75,72,75 222 +6
6 Simon Parker 77,77,71 225 +9
Nick Mitchell 77,73,75 225 +9
Leading Amateur Tomi Tirkonen 74,80,74 228 +12