September 5, 2010
Smyth wins Senior Masters
By THE SPORTS NETWORK
WOBURN, England - Ireland's Des Smyth posted a three-under 69 Sunday to win the Travis Perkins Senior Masters by three strokes.
Smyth finished the event at 10-under-par 206. The victory was Smyth's third on the European Senior Tour.
Second-round leader Carl Mason stumbled to a two-over 74 to take second place at minus-seven. Mason could have set the tour record for all-time wins with 24. He currently shares the record with Tommy Horton.
Adan Sowa (68) and Gary Wolstenholme (70) shared third place at Woburn Golf Club at six-under-par 210.
Mason led Smyth by three at the turn, but his margin was down to one after the 12th. Smyth had birdied 11 and before Mason bogeyed the 12th to cut his margin to one. Both players birdied the 13th before the big turning point on 14.
At the par-five, Smyth made birdie for the third straight day to move to 10- under. Mason stumbled to a double-bogey to fall to minus-eight.
Smyth gave a stroke back one 16, but birdied the last to seal the victory.
Mason parred three straight after his double-bogey. He closed with a bogey at the last to end three back.