Sunday, December 11, 2016

Barry Lane's final 68 wins him Mauritius 

seniors' title

Barry Lane saved his best until last as he emerged victorious at the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, the final event of the 2016 European Senior Tour season, today.
Twice a runner-up, and inside the top ten on three more occasions in Mauritius, Lane produced a final round 68 to win the season-ending event by one stroke from playing partner Paul Broadhurst.
Finishing on a total of 14 under par, Lane secured his fifth Senior Tour title, and his first since 2012.
“It has been a few years since I’ve won, it means a lot to me,” said the 1993 Ryder Cup player. “I’m 57 next year, and I know I’m good, but you still have to prove it.
“Four years is a long time without a win, but it was really tough out there, I have to say.
“After having such a good start, I knew the scoring would be good. It’s such a great field and a great leaderboard when you look at it, so it’s really special to win.”
Lane started the day in a share of the lead with Broadhurst and, as he made the turn, he had a five-stroke lead over a chasing pack which included Broadhurst and former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie.
Bogeys on the 12th and 14th holes saw Montgomerie draw level, but a double bogey by the Scot on the 16th saw Lane move in front.
He had a two-stroke advantage on the final green and left himself three putts from within 30 feet to take the title as Broadhurst eagled the last to finish on 13 under par, in sole possession of second place, one stroke ahead of Montgomerie.
“I didn’t see many scoreboards and then suddenly I was five shots ahead. I had a bit of a wobble on the back nine, you see you’re five ahead and your mentality changes a bit.
“I knew that I needed to make four on the last, then I couldn’t be beaten, but I knew Broady would hole it for eagle because he’s a demon with the short-stick.”
Lane’s victory moves him up to fifth in the Senior Tour Order of Merit, and he is likely to receive exemption to the 2017 US Senior Open for finishing inside the top six.
“When I was told I’d moved up to fifth it really made my day,” said Lane. “I’ve played in all of them since I turned 50, and I didn’t think I could get into the top six. I’ve got three Majors next year, which is fantastic.”
Lane shared the spotlight with Broadhurst at the presentation ceremony after the tournament as the Senior Open Champion was presented with the John Jacobs Trophy for finishing first in the Order of Merit.
“It’s another goal achieved,” said Broadhurst, who won the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open on his Senior Tour debut last year.
“I set a few goals when I turned 50, to win tournaments and the Order of Merit and I’ve achieved that. It has been a great 18 months since turning 50.”

par 216 (3x72)

  1              LANE, Barry                    ENG  -14 67  67  68               202    E 69,074

2BROADHURST Paul ENG-13696569000203
 € 46,049
3MONTGOMERIE Colin SCO-12686769000204  
 € 32,234
4KINGSTON James RSA-11706768000205
 € 23,094
4PRICE Phillip WAL-11647170000205
 € 23,094
6LINHART Pedro ESP-10716768000206
 € 17,498
6WOLSTENHOLME GaryENG-10707066000206    € 17,498
8EALES Paul ENG-9686970000207
€ 14,735
9BROWN Simon P ENG-8697069000208
€ 11,512
9FROST David RSA-86768730002080€ 11,512
9MARTIN Miguel Angel ESP-86969700002080€ 11,512
9SHERBORNE Andrew ENG-87069690002080€ 11,512
13CHAPMAN Roger ENG-76774680002090€ 8,979
13TOLEDO Esteban MEX-76870710002090€ 8,979
15CARRILES José Manuel ESP-67269690002100€ 8,288
16GOLDING Philip ENG-57068730002110€ 7,828
17BOSSERT André SUI-47169720002120€ 6,757
17LUNA Santiago ESP-46871730002120€ 6,757
17MANSON Gordon AUT-47170710002120€ 6,757
17MARKS Gary ENG-46974690002120€ 6,757
21   WILLIAMS Chris RSA-36973710002130€ 5,894
22ATLEVI Magnus P SWE-27370710002140€ 5,341
22  RIVERO José ESP-27171720002140€ 5,341
22 THELEN Tim USA-27268740002140€ 5,341
25 BRAND JNR Gordon SCO-1727469000215
€ 4,328
25FOWLER Peter AUS-1717668000215
€ 4,328
25MONASTERIO Cesar ARG-1767069000215
€ 4,328
25REMESY Jean-François FRA-1747368000215
€ 4,328
25TINNING Steen DEN-1737468000215
€ 4,328
25WESSELINGH Paul ENG-1717074000215
€ 4,328
31DODD Stephen WAL0717372000216
€ 3,568
31FRANCO Angel PAR07173720002160€ 3,568
31OLDCORN Andrew SCO07473690002160€ 3,568
31SMYTH Des IRL07172730002160€ 3,568
35HARWOOD Mike AUS+17072750002170€ 3,177
35MOULAND Mark WAL+17375690002170€ 3,177
35QUIROS Juan ESP+17672690002170€ 3,177
38CONSER Barry USA+47474720002200€ 2,947
38DAVIS Mark ENG+47572730002200€ 2,947
40JOB Nick ENG+67371780002220€ 2,763
40RUSSELL David J ENG+68076660002220€ 2,763
42MCGOVERN Brendan IRL+87675730002240€ 2,578
42WALTON Philip IRL+87674740002240€ 2,578
44BRAND Gordon J ENG+97772760002250€ 2,302
44EMERSON Gary ENG+97474770002250€ 2,302
44FARRY Marc FRA+97378740002250€ 2,302
44MCLEAN Mike ENG+97477740002250€ 2,302
48TARLING Ken CAN+217780



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