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Tournament results: Italian Senior Open

Results for the Italian Senior Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2024
Europe
(Kingston, James)
(TBA)
Oct 25-27
€50,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(Kingston, James)

Venue

(TBA)

Score

Oct 25-27

Prize money

€50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Italian Open (Oct 25-27).

2023
Europe
Kingston, James
200 (-16)
€50,000
Sergio Melpignano

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kingston, James

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

€50,000

Title sponsor

Sergio Melpignano

Played as the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open (Oct 26-28). Second-placed Peter Baker (Eng) and Adilson da Silva (Brazil) finished 1 shot behind James Kingston (RSA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [San Domenico Golf, Savelletri, Puglia, Italy].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gonzalez, Ricardo

Score

211 (-2)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Senior Open (Oct 21-23). Second-placed and defending champion James Kingston (RSA) finished 3 shots behind 52-year-old Ricardo González (Arg), who recorded his first European Senior (Legends) Tour win in his 20th start on the Tour ... and just a day before his 53rd birthday. [Argentario Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy].

2021
Europe
Kingston, James
205 (-11)
€44,820
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kingston, James

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€44,820

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sergio Melpignano Senior Italian Open (Nov 3-5). Second-placed Joakim Haeggman (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 55-year-old James Kingston (RSA), who recorded his first European Senior (Legends) Tour win in his 65th start on the Tour. [San Domenico Golf, Savelletri, Puglia, Italy].

2020
Europe
(Lane, Barry)
Cancelled
x
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

(Lane, Barry)

Score

Cancelled

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Senior Italian Open not played in 2020 (scheduled for May 29-31, but cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic). [Argentario Resort, Porto Ercole, Italy].

2019
Europe
Udine GC
208 (-8)
€45,000
Villaverde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lane, Barry

Venue

Udine GC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

Villaverde

Played as the Senior Italian Open (May 30-Jun 1). Barry Lane (Eng) beat Marc Farry (Fra) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [GC Udine / Villaverde Resort, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].

2018
Europe
Dennis, Clark
Udine GC
203 (-13)
€45,000
Villaverde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dennis, Clark

Venue

Udine GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

Villaverde

Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (June 15-17). Defending champion Clark Dennis (USA) beat Rafael Gomez (Arg) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). His 2017 win in this event also came in a playoff. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].

2017
Europe
Dennis, Clark
Udine GC
137 (-7)
€52,500
Villaverde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dennis, Clark

Venue

Udine GC

Score

137 (-7)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

Villaverde

Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Sept 8-10). 51-year-old Clark Dennis (USA) beat Peter Fowler (Aus) at the first playoff hole, to record his first European Senior Tour win. In the playoff, Dennis's eagle-two prevailed over Fowler's birdie-three, at the par-4 18th (which was shortened to 162 yards). Event reduced to 36 holes; third round cancelled due to rain and flooding. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].

2016
Europe
Udine GC
204 (-9)
€52,500
Villaverde

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dodd, Stephen

Venue

Udine GC

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

Villaverde

Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales; 50th birthday on first day of the tournament), finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old fellow countryman Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].

2008
Europe
203 (-13)
€30,000
Lake Garda

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Peter

Venue

Arzaga

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Lake Garda

Played as the Lake Garda Italian Seniors Open (Oct 10-12; next played in 2016). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) and Gordon J. Brand (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Peter Mitchell (Eng), who recorded his second straight European Senior Tour win, and third win in 2008. [Arzaga GC, Calvagese della Riviera, nr Brescia, Italy].

2007
Europe
Owen, Simon
208 (-8)
€30,000
Sharp

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Owen, Simon

Venue

Venezia

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Sharp

Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 18-20). Simon Owen (NZ) beat Tony Allen (Eng), John Benda (USA) and Carl Mason (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the second of his two wins on the European Senior Tour. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].

2006
Europe
205 (-11)
€26,250
Sharp

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Torrance, Sam

Venue

Venezia

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€26,250

Title sponsor

Sharp

Played as the Sharp Italian Seniors Open (May 19-21). Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Sam Torrance (Scot), who recorded his fifth European Senior Tour win. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].

2005
Europe
Watine, Gery
205 (-11)
€25,500
Nokia

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Watine, Gery

Venue

Venezia

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€25,500

Title sponsor

Nokia

Played as the Nokia 9300 Italian Seniors Open (May 20-22). 51-year-old Géry Watine (Fra) beat Eamonn Darcy (Ire) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first and only European Senior Tour win. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].

2004
Europe
211 (-5)
€24,000
Bosch

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gale, Terry

Venue

Venezia

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

€24,000

Title sponsor

Bosch

Played as the inaugural Bosch Italian Seniors Open (May 14-16). Second-placed David J. Russell (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Terry Gale (Aus), who birdied the final two holes to claim victory. [Venezia GC, Lido di Venezia, Veneto].

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