Ian Woosnam claims seniors tour victory in Cologne

Ian Woosnam
Ian Woosnam has won four European Senior Tour events

Wales' Ian Woosnam has won the Cologne Senior Masters tournament after a final round six-under-par 66.

He finished two shots ahead of Chile's Angel Fernandez with the Welshman having posted 71 and 70 in the opening two rounds.

That gave Woosnam his fourth European senior tour win and his first since winning the 2009 Irish Seniors Open at Ballybunion.

The United States' Tim Thelen was third and South Africa's Berbus Smit fourth.

"I played really, really well and I am delighted," said Woosnam.

"I didn't make many mistakes out there either which was crucial and as a result I didn't put myself under too much pressure.

"I have to say I have been playing pretty well for a long time now but the last two couple of golf courses we have played didn't really suit me because they were a bit hard and bouncy.

"However, as soon as I saw this course I knew it was right up my street and I knew if I could drive the ball a little bit better than I had been of late then I knew I had a chance. I managed to do that."

Cologne Leaderboard

207 I Woosnam (Wal) 71 70 66

209 A Fernandez (Chi) 69 72 68

211 T Thelen (USA) 65 74 72

212 B Smit (RSA) 71 70 71

213 M James (Eng) 67 72 74, B Lane (Eng) 69 70 74, J Rivero (Esp) 70 71 72

215 A Oldcorn (Sco) 73 75 67, D Hospital (Esp) 74 73 68

216 B Ruangkit (Tha) 71 72 73

217 M Harwood (Aus) 71 70 76, J Quiros (Esp) 70 73 74, B Langer (Ger) 69 73 75, L Carbonetti (Arg) 68 75 74

218 B Lincoln (RSA) 71 72 75, G Banister (Aus) 74 72 72, D Frost (RSA) 72 76 70, J Gould (Eng) 75 70 73, R Drummond (Sco) 72 75 71

219 M Farry (Fra) 73 76 70, G Wolstenholme (Eng) 68 76 75, J Bland (RSA) 74 72 73, S Torrance (Sco) 72 70 77, D O'Sullivan (Irl) 74 70 75

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