Euan McIntosh won the Riegler & Partner Legends, the first tournament of the 2022 season of the Legends Tour which took place on the course of the Murhof Golf Club (par 72) in Frohnleiten, Austria. The Scotsman won with a total of 206 (69 64 73, -10) shots ahead of South African James Kingston second with 207 (-9).
Third place with 208 (-8) for the trio formed by the Brazilian Adilson Da Silva (leader at the end of the first lap), the Swedish Joakim Haeggman and the French Marc Farry. Two blues who started the event: Costantino Rocca and Emanuele Canonica, who respectively closed 40 / o with 218 (73 71 74, +2) and 52 / o with 221 (68 76 77, +5).
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For Euan McIntosh this is the first career success on the European men’s circuit reserved for over 50s, succeeding in the roll of honor the Argentine Mauricio Molina, winner in 2021. The Glasgow native is the first Scotsman to win on the Legends Tour since 2019 , the last was Paul Lawrie.
The 53-year-old, who started the final day with a three-stroke lead after a brilliant 64 on Saturday, recovered from the comeback to win the Riegler and Partners legends at Golfclub Murhof in Austria. For McIntosh, who returned to the amateur ranks and won the Scottish title at Blairgowrie in 2018, preparing for a crack in the over-50 game was mission accomplished.
Sign up for our daily newsletter “It’s fantastic,” he said after signing for a final round of 73 to finish at 10-under, a shot ahead of 11-time Sunshine Tour winner James Kingston. Euan McIntosh poses with the trophy after winning the Riegler & Partner Legends at Murhof Golf Club in Frohnleiten, Austria.
Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty Images. Former Ryder Cup player Joakim Haeggman finished another place behind European Tour winner Marc Farry and 12-time Sunshine Tour champion Adilson Da Silva. “I didn’t play very well today,” added McIntosh, who is based at Turnhouse.
“In the beginning I was nervous and everything I tried didn’t work. “But I was looking at the scoreboard the whole time, so I kind of knew how to get her over the line. “I think because of everything that makes it difficult, including the press, it’s on your mind, I slept well last night.”
The Scot saved the final five holes to put his nose in front again, with play briefly suspended due to heavy rain. “I wanted to move on,” he said of the delay. “But James was really unlucky because he played 15 in a downpour, so we had a big break there”