Spain’s Santiago Luna won the Farmfoods European Senior Masters by two strokes after shooting a final round 69 at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club.
The 55-year-old from Madrid began the final day in a share of the lead alongside England’s Peter Wilson, but he almost immediately pulled away from the pack with birdies on the 4th, 6th and 7th holes to build a three-stroke advantage.
However, a dropped shot at the 16thsaw Luna’s lead reduced to just a single shot after former Masters’ champion Ian Woosnam birdied the par-five 17th.
The Spaniard immediately took back the initiative with a birdie of his own at the same hole, which restored his cushion and allowed him to play the final hole in relative comfort.
“This week was fantastic,” said Luna, for whom the victory was his fourth on over-50s circuit, and moved him up to 14thon the Staysure Tour’s order of merit. “I have a good relationship with the golf course. I hit the ball well all week, and I had a good feeling on the greens, which were unbelievable. They were really fast, but really nice to putt on.”
He added: “Every year it is becoming more difficult to win out here,” he said. “I’ve won for times now, but know it’s going to be more difficult every year because this generation is the one I played with on the European Tour for many years, and they are great players.”
Wilson, who is attached to Prince’s Golf Club in Kent, recorded his best result of the season by finishing in a tie for second place with Austrian Markus Brier on eight under par.