With only the MCB Tour Championship left to play, Paul Wesselingh has moved to the top of the European Senior Tour Order of Merit following a win at the Fubon Senior Open in Taiwan.
The Englishman has pushed Denmark’s Steen Tinning into second place in the Order of Merit, promising to make the fight for the coveted John Jacobs Trophy at the MCB Championship a dramatic one.
The MCB Tour Championship is held at Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius in December and its prize fund of €400,000 could make the crucial difference in deciding which player gets to raise the trophy.
Wesselingh is reported as saying, ‘It’s great to be back on top of the Order of Merit with a nice lead. It’s going to be between me and Steen to win. I love to play in Mauritius and it’s going to be a very exciting event.’
Wesslingh won the Fubon Senior Open at the Miramar Golf and Country Club in Taiwan with a one shot victory over home favourite Le Wen-the.
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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.
English golfer Paul Wesselingh stormed to victory for the second year running at this years’ ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship.
Links golf course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius
Held at Mottram Hall in Cheshire last week, Wesslingh produced a stunning 20 under par total, including a flawless final round, to hold off all challengers and take the ISPS Championship.
The win sees Wesselingh climb to the top of the Senior Tour Order of Merit putting him in a strong position to make it to the MCB Tour Championship held at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius in December.
Wesselingh was reported as saying, ‘It’s unbelievable, I just can’t believe I’ve done it. Couldn’t believe I’d done it last year and I can’t believe I’ve done it again this year.’
Challenging Wesselingh for the top spot was Paraguay’s Angel Franco coming in second with 16 under par and fellow Englishman Ian Woosnam who came in third.