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The Midas Group English Seniors Open
St Mellion International Resort
Cornwall, England 15 Sep 2006 - 17 Sep 2006
Mason Shows Midas Touch to Claim Hat-Trick
England’s Carl Mason achieved a major milestone when he closed with a battling one under par 71 to win the Midas Group English Seniors Open over the Jack Nicklaus course at St Mellion International in Cornwall. Mason won the English Seniors title in both 2003 and 2004 and after a year’s hiatus he made it three wins in a row with a four under par 54-hole aggregate of 212 that saw him finish one shot ahead of Australia’s Stewart Ginn.
Mason closes in on thirteenth European Seniors Tour title at St Mellion
England’s Carl Mason moved one step closer to winning his thirteenth European Seniors Tour title when he carded a battling one under par 71 to open at two shot lead after the second round of the Midas Group English Seniors Open over the Jack Nicklaus course at St Mellion in Cornwall. Mason started the day two shots behind overnight leader Tony Allen and moved further behind when he three-putted the 418-yard par four first for a double bogey but then covered to play the next 17 holes in three under par and go into the last round two ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Alan Mew on three under par 141.
Tony Allen leads the Midas English Open
England’s Tony Allen carded a fine four under par 68 to claim a two shot lead after the first round of the Midas English Seniors Open over the Jack Nicklaus course at St Mellion International in Cornwall. Allen dropped a shot at the 418-yard par five opening hole but then hit all of the remaining 17 greens in regulation to go into the second round two shots ahead of England’s Carl Mason and three in front of England’s Nick Job, South Africa’s Bertus Smit and 2004 Senior British Open champion Peter Oakley from America.
Mason Rediscovers Midas Touch for English Senior Open
A hidden jewel tucked away in Cornwall, St Mellion International Hotel Golf & Country Club returns to the spotlight of the European Seniors Tour schedule this week and brings with it some unforgettable memories for many of those involved in the Midas Group English Seniors Open. Defending champion Carl Mason will lead the field over the beautifully challenging Nicklaus Course and the Englishman feels right at home in this corner of the West Country, having set the course record of 63 in the 1995 Benson & Hedges International Open.
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