Benahavis Senior Masters

Benahavis Senior Masters
Tournament information
Location Benahavís, Marbella, Spain
Established 2009
Course(s) La Quinta Golf & Country Club
Tour(s) European Senior Tour
Final year 2012
Final champion
Gary Wolstenholme
La Quinta Golf & Country Club
Location in Spain

The Benahavis Senior Masters was a golf tournament on the European Senior Tour. It was played at the La Quinta Golf & Country Club near Benahavís, Marbella, Spain.

The first edition was in 2009. It ended in a playoff between Carl Mason and Gordon Brand, Jnr. It was Mason's sixth victory in Spain since 1994. The next week Mason won the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open. That was his 23rd title on the Seniors Tour, equalling the record of Tommy Horton. Mason broke that record when he won in Murcia in May 2011.

The second edition was won by Boonchu Ruangkit by a margin of 7 strokes. Second position was shared by John Gould and Carl Mason. It was Ruangkit's first win in Europe.

In 2011, Gary Wolstenholme held the lead after each of the first two rounds. In the third round, Carl Mason took over, making three birdies on the front nine. It was his 25th win on the Seniors Tour. Mark James and Gary Wolstenholme shared second place, three strokes behind.

Gary Wolstenholme won the 2012 tournament with rounds of 67, 67 and 66. Mark James and Mark Mouland shared second place, a shot behind.


YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin
of victory
2012 Gary Wolstenholme  England 200 −13 1 stroke England Mark James
Wales Mark Mouland
2011 Carl Mason (2)  England 204 −9 3 strokes England Mark James
England Gary Wolstenholme
2010 Boonchu Ruangkit  Thailand 197 −16 7 strokes England John Gould
England Carl Mason
2009 Carl Mason  England 206 −7 Playoff Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr

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