Partridge scores a senior title double

Richard Partridge

England’s Richard Partridge completed a title double when he added the Spire Murrayfield Scottish Senior Open Championship to his earlier Irish triumph.

Patridge’s success, with a four-over par total after a blustery week at Deeside, led a fantastic day for England with nine English players in the top 10.

He finished two shots clear of overnight leader, Ian Attoe from Worplesdon, recent winner of the English Senior Championship, and Woodhall Spa’s Richard Latham, the 2013 English and Scottish champion.

Partridge (image © Kevin Kirk) has represented England seniors and was the 2014 Kent senior champion. He opened in this championship with steady rounds of 73 and 71, giving him the platform to mount a last-day surge to the front.

He posted a closing par 70, with a mix of birdies at the third and ninth, bogeys at the second and 14th and equal halves of 35, over the par-70 parkland lay-out.

“This win is on a par with my Irish victory and is very special,” said Partridge, 57, who plays out of the Wildernesse club in Kent. “The key to my success was not three putting all week and I did the same in Ireland.”

Partridge won the Irish senior title at Roscommon at the end of May with a one-over total for the 54-hole event, after holding off a final round charge from Irishman Tom Cleary.