Gary hopes to continue his momentum in this week’s Swiss Senior Open after a morale-boosting joint runner up finish in the Acorn Jersey Open earlier this month.
Wolstenholme had targeted a top five finish in Jersey to book his place at Switzerland’s Golf Club Bad Ragaz, but quickly found himself at the top of the leaderboard after the second round.
Despite eventually missing out on the title in a three-way play-off against eventual winner Gordon Manson and 1991 Masters Tournament champion Ian Woosnam, Wolstenholme was pleased with his performance on the links of La Moye on the Channel Island.
“Golf is swings and roundabouts,” he said. “You have to accept the rough with the smooth. I went to Jersey knowing that I had to have a top five finish because I was seventh reserve for Switzerland.
Bad Ragaz is indeed a venue where Gary has performed well, having recorded four top ten finishes since joining the Senior Tour five years ago – his best result a tied third finish in 2011, three strokes behind winner Peter Fowler.
In Jersey, Wolstenholme carded a second round 65, his best score since the 2013 edition of the Swiss Senior Open, and forced his way into the play-off, despite a triple-bogey seven on the par four ninth hole in the final round.
The First round of the Swiss Seniors Open gets underway on Friday 1st July and you can follow all the live scoring through the European Tour’s website at www.europeantour.com.