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Friday, 19 March 2010

Ryder Cup winning Captain Ian Woosnam will travel to this week’s Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship - the European Seniors Tour’s first visit to Poland – in good spirits, having completed all four rounds in last week’s US Senior PGA Championship.

Woosnam was part of a highly successful European Seniors Tour contingent at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, 15 of whom made the cut with the Welshman, in his first Senior Major in the United States, producing a highly creditable 16th place finish.

Now he will turn his attention to the Krakow Valley Golf and Country Club in an attempt to add another country to the many on his already impressive golfing CV where he has tasted success.

Woosnam, who made his Seniors Tour debut in the first event of the 2008 Schedule – the DGM Barbados Open – after turning 50 in March, will be trying to secure his first Seniors Tour victory.

Having excelled in Rochester and also having made the cut in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April, the victorious 2006 Ryder Cup Captain will no doubt be in confident mood going into the Parkridge Polish Seniors Championship.

However he is certain to face some stiff competition as the Seniors Tour Schedule heats up with the first of four consecutive weeks in Europe.

Leading the way will be the Order of Merit winner in 2003, 2004 and 2007, England’s Carl Mason, who is in the strong field vying for the lion’s share of the €280,000 prize fund.

Elsewhere, Stewart Ginn of Australia will be hoping to add the title to his win at the Azores Senior Open in Portugal at the end of March, while the season’s other winner Bill Longmuir, of Scotland, will look to close the gap and repeat the success that saw him clinch the DGM Barbados Open three weeks before that.

The first European Seniors Tour tournament in Poland follows last week’s European Challenge Tour event in the country, the DHL Wroclaw Open.

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WOOSNAM, IanWAL18-14
2HOSPITAL, DomingoESP18-13
3TOMORI, KatsuyoshiJPN18-9
T4CHILLAS, JohnSCO18-8
T4DUGENY, PhilippeFRA18-8
T6RIVERO, JoséESP18-7
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