Denis still a menace at 66

Denis still a menace at 66

Shooting your age is a feat beyond most mortal golfers. To do it two days running is the stuff of legend but Cork's Denis O'Sullivan pulled it off in Switzerland last week when he finished second to Canadian Rick Gibson at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open.

Now 66, O'Sullivan has won six times on the over 50s circuit and while his last win came nine years ago in Barbados, the former amateur star is eighth in the all-time European Senior Tour career money list with €1,342,765 in tournament earnings since he made his debut in the El Bosque Seniors Open in Spain in 1998.

A 65 on Saturday left him tied for seventh, six shots behind Gibson with a round to play at Golf Club Bad Ragaz.

But he then followed up with an immaculate, four under 66 on Sunday to claim solo second on nine under par.

He was still six behind Gibson, who completed a remarkable wire-to-wire victory dedicating the maiden European Senior Tour triumph to his late mother.

O'Sullivan's reward was a cheque for €28,000 which leaves him ninth in the Order of Merit and in good spirits ahead of The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl from July 24-27.

Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open

195 R Gibson (Can) 63 66 66,

201 D O'Sullivan (Irl) 70 65 66,

202 R Drummond (Sco) 65 68 69,

203 C Mason (Eng) 68 67 68, L Carbonetti (Arg) 72 62 69, J Spence (Eng) 67 68 68, G Manson (Aut) 68 66 69, P Fowler (Aus) 66 68 69,

204 P Golding (Eng) 69 67 68, G Wolstenholme (Eng) 68 68 68, M Mouland (Wal) 71 66 67, M Harwood (Aus) 71 66 67,

205 G Rusnak (USA) 64 74 67, B Cameron (Eng) 68 66 71, J Quiros (Esp) 70 65 70, M Farry (Fra) 69 67 69,

206 J Smith (USA) 69 68 69, G Emerson (Eng) 70 66 70,

208 I Woosnam (Wal) 71 71 66, A Murray (Eng) 69 69 70,

209 S Luna (Esp) 72 67 70, A Sherborne (Eng) 72 67 70,

210 D Smyth (Irl) 73 71 66, C Rocca (Ita) 72 68 70, P Wesselingh (Eng) 76 64 70, M Martin (Esp) 71 70 69,

211 P Linhart (Esp) 69 72 70, P Walton (Irl) 69 69 73, G Ryall (Eng) 71 69 71, C Monasterio (Arg) 71 70 70, W Grant (Eng) 69 67 75,

212 S Brown (Eng) 72 71 69, T Thelen (USA) 74 70 68, J Remesy (Fra) 71 70 71, A Bossert (Sui) 73 67 72,

213 M Mackenzie (Eng) 71 70 72, B Longmuir (Sco) 76 71 66, A Franco (Par) 71 71 71, J Rivero (Esp) 72 72 69, M Davis (Eng) 71 69 73, D Russell (Eng) 74 67 72, A Oldcorn (Sco) 72 71 70,

214 N Job (Eng) 70 70 74, M Cunning (USA) 75 70 69,

215 S Tinning (Den) 73 69 73, G Turner (Nzl) 75 68 72, J Sallat (Fra) 71 69 75,

216 K Spurgeon (Eng) 73 68 75, T Johnstone (Zim) 74 71 71, N Ratcliffe (Aus) 70 72 74, G Cali (Ita) 70 76 70, J Gould (Eng) 79 66 71,

217 J Carriles (Esp) 72 69 76, G Healey (Sui) 79 68 70,

218 G Brand Jnr (Sco) 76 71 71, C Williams (Eng) 72 70 76, S Cipa (Eng) 75 73 70,

219 J Bruner (USA) 72 71 76,

220 P Eales (Eng) 73 75 72,

221 P Jonas (Can) 80 69 72, C Grenier (Aut) 76 73 72, P Mitchell (Eng) 75 73 73,

222 B Conser (USA) 83 70 69,

226 A Garrido (Esp) 78 72 76, V Garcia (Esp) 77 71 78,

227 D Creamer (Eng) 79 72 76, M Bembridge (Eng) 76 75 76, M McLean (Eng) 77 73 77,

229 D Durnian (Eng) 79 72 78,

232 M Bianco (Ita) 75 77 80, B Charles (Nzl) 79 73 80,

233 G Brand (Eng) 79 71 83,