Rookie Simon Brown wins Russian Open

Englishman Simon Brown celebrated his eighth senior tour appearance with a win at the Russian Open Golf Championship (Senior) at the Moscow Country Club.

Simon Brown wins the Russian Open

Simon Brown wins the Russian Open

In constant driving rain Brown held off runners-up Mike Harwood and Carl Mason with a 12 under par 204 total.

Having spent most of his golfing career as a professional at Rhein-Sieg Golf Club in Germany, the 55-year-old Brown described his win in Moscow as ‘life changing’.

Thanks to the €97,305 winner’s prize at Moscow, Brown moves from 51st to fifth in the European Senior Tour Order of Merit.

Scotsman Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Martin and Steen Tinning made up a three-way tie for third place.

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European Senior Tour celebrates a second Scottish victory

Gordon Brand Jnr claimed the second Scottish Senior Tour victory in consecutive weeks at the Winston Golf Senior Open in Germany.

Gordon Brand Jnr

Gordon Brand Jnr

The win was Brand’s second European Senior Tour title and was a cause of celebration for Scottish supporters as it came hot on the heels of Colin Mongomerie’s win at the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters.

Brand left it to the final round to seal his victory with six birdies to come in 12 under par on a day which looked like belonging to fellow Scot, Andrew Oldcorn, who’d racked up an impressive 11 birdies.

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Colin Montgomerie storms to victory at Travis Perkins plsc Senior Masters

Scotsman Colin Montgomerie claimed his first win on the European Senior Tour as he stormed to a six-shot victory at the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters.

Colin Montgomerie storms victorious at Senior Masters

Colin Montgomerie storms victorious at Senior Masters

Montgomerie only became eligible to play senior golf when he turned 50 in June this year, and his win at Woburn has come in just his seventh event.

Spain’s Miguel Angel Martin was runner-up along with Paul Wesselingh, who came in with a best of the week 66, on four under par.

Montgomerie’s win is proof that he will become a key player on the European Senior Tour after a hugely successful career on The European Tour, with 31 titles and eight Order of Merits.

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Ironman Steen Tinning wins his first European Senior Tour title

Danish golfer Steen Tinning celebrated his sixth appearance on the European Senior Tour with a win at the Berenberg Masters last week.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

Following a flawless round of 69 giving him an aggregate of nine under par at Refrath, Germany, he was able to hold off German golfer and home favourite Bernhard Langer.

Tinning made his debut at the end of last year’s tour at the MCB Tour Championship held at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius.

After a career plagued by accidents and injuries in his youth, Tinning has put his current Ironman training to good use to raise his fitness and as a result was able to join the European Senior Tour last year.

Bernhard Langer is currently leading the European Senior Tour Order of Merit 2013 and looks well placed for a place at the MCB Tour Championship this December.

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Wesselingh battles to Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open win

Paul Wesselingh has won his second tournament of the season following a dramatic play-off at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open with former MCB Champion Kevin Spurgeon.

Paul Wesselingh

Paul Wesselingh

The two British golfers battled it out on the Swiss Bad Ragaz course with Spurgeon ultimately drawing level with Wesselingh forcing the pair to play extra holes. It was only a birdie on the third extra hole, the 18th, which secured the win for Wesselingh.

Kevin Spurgeon is no stranger to dramatic battles having fought hard to win the MCB Tour Championship held in Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, back in 2009.

This latest win places Wesselingh at the top of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit after just four events this year.

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Count down to Mauritius golf championship begins

The 2013 European Senior Tour golf championship season kicked off to a dramatic start last week, with Peter Senior placing an impressive 11th place at the US Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive, Missouri.

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Legend golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage

The European Senior Tour will culminate in December with the MCB Tour Championship played on the Links and Legend golf courses at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.

Also present at Bellerive was last year’s surprise US Senior PGA Championship winner, British golfer Roger Chapman. Despite attempts to defend his title Chapman finished a disappointing 79 to end in a share of 64th.

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