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Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Golf Club Udine  (Getty Images)
Golf Club Udine (Getty Images)

The Staysure Tour visits north east Italy this week and we take a look at ten facts and figures for the week at the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort.

Third – time the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort will be held at the Villaverde Resort at Golf Club Udine in north east Italy surrounded by the picturesque Alps.

First – debut win from American Clark Dennis on the over-50s circuit came at the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort last year on his way to top the Order of Merit and claim the coveted John Jacobs Trophy.

36 – holes were played last year before the tournament was suspended due to severe rain and thunderstorms.

162 – yards was the length the 18th hole was shortened to for the play-off. Dennis and Peter Fowler, who were tied for the lead on the fourth fairway before rain suspended play, went head-to-head on the par three where Dennis came out victorious.

6,980 – the length of the course at the Villaverde Resort at Golf Club Udine, which includes the 226-yard par three 11th hole.

7 – different winners of the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort since it made its debut on the over-50s circuit.

2004 – was the first year of the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort. It was played at Golf Club Venezia and won by Terry Gale on five under par, one shot ahead of David J Russell.

Eighth – edition of the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort. It made its return to the Staysure Tour in 2016 after eight years away.

4 – eagles recorded at last season’s Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort. All four came on the 470-yard par five 13th by Simon P Brown, Steen Tinning, Andrew Oldcorn and Lianwei Zhang.

18 – different countries are represented at the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort including Northern Ireland’s and 1989 Ryder Cup player Ronan Rafferty, South Africa’s and last year’s Order of Merit runner-up Chris Williams, and the 2016 Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort winner from Wales Stephen Dodd. 

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1DENNIS, ClarkUSA18-13
2GOMEZ, RafaelARG18-13
3PRICE, PhillipWAL18-12
4WILLIAMS, ChrisRSA18-11
5ATLEVI, Magnus PSWE18-10
T6LANE, BarryENG18-9

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