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
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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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
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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Spanish golfer Santiago Luna won the SSE Scottish Senior Open at the Fairmont Resort, St Andrews, last weekend, one point ahead of Sam Torrance.
Santiago Luna victorious at St Andrews
Despite a determined battle from former Ryder Cup Captain and designer of the Fairmont course, Torrance, Luna finished on five under par taking the victory by only one stroke.
The win marks a dramatic return to St Andrews for Luna who famously beat Tiger Woods on the same course in the Alfred Dunhill Cup back in 1998 to put Spain through to the final.
For Torrance the SSE Scottish Senior Open marks his first top five finish since the MCB Tour Championship, held at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius, in 2011.
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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
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.
Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage have been named as winners in the prestigious Ile Maurice Tourisme Awards.
Legend Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage
The awards are given to the finest hotels and resorts in Mauritius, and we are proud to have won in the following categories:
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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.
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.