19 JUNE, 2022 - LEGENDS TOUR: Paul Lawrie won the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam at Trevose Golf & Country Club to claim his second Legends Tour title, two years and 10 months on from his maiden title in 2019.
The 1999 Open Champion battled the gusty conditions throughout the final round to record an impressive two under par round of 70 to lift the title, comfortably ahead of fellow Scot Euan McIntosh who finished on eight under par.
The Scotsman has been in consistent form throughout posting rounds of 64, 71 and 70 and admits that keeping a good attitude throughout meant he was able to get the win over the line with his last win coming at the Scottish Senior Open in 2019.
“I played nice all week,” he said. “I played nice last week and really had a chance to win and that’s what you try to do so when you give yourself a bit of lead obviously you’ve just to take the motion out of it and have no ups and no downs, don’t get too excited, don’t get too angry especially when the wind is like that the attitude is very important.
“I just kept going, I just kept playing nicely and I was disappointed to three putt the last because my pace putting this week has been exceptional and then I battered the one at the last which is about right but no I’m absolutely chuffed to bits.
“It’s always nice that’s what you try to do, you try to give yourself a chance to win, no matter what level you’re playing at, everyone’s here to win this week and only one person can so it’s nice to be that person.”
Lawrie has dedicated a lot more time to his game recently, stating how important it is to practice in order to play properly – a decision that the 53-year-old will be delighted with.
“I was really busy, I am really busy off the course we’ve got quite a big sports agency we’ve got a golf centre and the foundations are doing really well but I kind of thought if I’m going to still play then I need to practice and prepare a little better than what I’m doing.
“I enjoy the other stuff more than playing to be honest now but when I get a chance to play on this Tour then I am going to play and if I am going to play I don’t want to play poorly so I need to practice a bit more which I’ve been doing.”
Lawrie had his youngest son on the bag this week Michael and his eldest son on the bag at the Jersey Legends last week, a tournament in which the Scotsman finished second following a thrilling play-off battle with Australian Richard Green.
Finishing in the third place was three-time Legends Tour winner Simon P. Brown on seven under par, followed by two-time Legends Tour winner Paul Streeter. Four players finished in a tie for fifth position including two-time DP World Tour winner Michael Jonzon and five-time Legends Tour winner Philip Golding.
The next event on the Legends Tour international schedule is the second major of the year the U.S. Senior Open, followed by The Swiss Seniors Open from the 8 – 10 July celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, taking place at Golf Club Bad Ragaz.

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