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The class of 2019 - European Challenge Tour graduates at the Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta opens the door to European Tour debut with Challenge Tour Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta secured a wire-to-wire victory at the Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And in doing so finished the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca No. 1, overtaking Scotland’s Calum Hill, who could not add to his two previous Challenge Tour wins in 2019. The Italian battled testing conditions, […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the second round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta leads after blustery day at Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Alcanada

FRANCESCO Laporta held on to his narrow lead at the halfway stage of the Challenge Tour Grand Final, at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And the Italian is in pole position to be crowned Road to Mallorca No. 1 after a two-under par second round of 69 left him in pole position with two rounds […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the first round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Race to be Challenge Tour’s No. 1 hots up as Laporta hits the front in the Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta began the Challenge Tour Grand Final occupying the second position on the Road to Mallorca rankings… but now the Italian is projected to become Challenge Tour No. 1 by Sunday, after taking the first-round lead. Laporta carded five birdies against only two bogeys to sign for a three -under par 68, which was […]

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Dutch golfer Wil Besseling hopes for a strong finish on the Road to Mallorca to earn his European Tour card for 2020

Besseling hoping to reverse 2018 and move into top 15 at final Road to Mallorca event

WIL Besseling goes into the Challenge Tour Grand Final with a real chance of earning a European Tour card at the end of the week. Such an outcome would complete a drastic change in fortunes for the player ranked No. 18 on the Road to Mallorca going into the season’s climax on the Spanish island. […]

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Alexander Knappe playing in the seocnd round of the 2019 Foshan Open

Why Alexander hasn’t been caught Knappe-ing at Foshan Open in bid for Grand Final

ALEXANDER Knappe carded his second successive 65 to lead the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open by one stroke at the end of round two at Foshan Golf Club. The German reached 14-under par without carding a bogey after a second successive 65. And the 34-year-old leads by one shot at the halfway stage from Australia’s […]

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Ben Stow playing in the first round of the 2019 Foshan Open

Ben Stow is fully back up to speed at Foshan Open after six-week injury lay-off in July

WILTSHIRE’S Ben Stow celebrated his birthday in style by setting a new course record of 64 at Foshan Golf Club to lead the Foshan Open by one stroke after the opening day. The 28-year-old sits one shot ahead of Germany’s Alexander Knappe, who would have joined Stow as holder of the course record of eight-under […]

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France’s European Challenge Tour playerRobin Roussel

Roussel eyes top spot on the Road to Mallorca but pack are closing at Foshan Open

ROBIN Roussel is taking inspiration from last year’s champion Victor Perez as he bids to move to the top of the Road to Mallorca with a strong performance at this week’s Foshan Open. The Frenchman is currently in second place on the Road to Mallorca rankings following a runner-up finish at the Hainan Open last […]

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Royal Liverpool’s Matthew Jordan playing in the second round of the 2019 Hainan Open

Nothing Bland about course or food in China as Jordan hits front with six others

SEVEN players share the 36-hole lead on seven-under at the Hainan Open, following a day of relatively low scoring at China’s Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club. Holland’s Wil Besseling, Frenchman Robin Roussel and China’s Liu Yanwei set the target after teeing off early on day two, while Hampshire’s Richard Bland and Royal Liverpool’s Matthew Jordan – […]

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Antoine Rozner playing in the first round of the 2019 Hainan Open

Red-hot Rozner in front as Frenchman seeks automatic promotion at Hainan Open

A BOGEY on the final hole denied Antoine Rozner a blemish-free opening round at the European Challenge Tour’s Hainan Open, in China. But the Frenchman will nevertheless take a commanding two-stroke lead into day two after carding a seven-under par round of 65. Rozner, who has won twice on the Road to Mallorca this season, […]

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Italian golfer Lorenzo Scalise

Scalise targets graduation to European Tour starting with strong show at Hainan Open

DESPITE the long European Challenge Tour season beginning to take its toll, Lorenzo Scalise is still in the fight for a top-15 spot as the Road to Mallorca visits China for this week’s Hainan Open. The Italian is currently 33rd on the Road to Mallorca rankings, with the lion’s share of his 46,322 points coming […]

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2020 Stone Irish Challenge winner Emilio Cuartero-Blanco

Cuartero-Blanco wins Stone Irish Challenge title after play-off as rain intervenes

EMILIO Cuartero-Blanco secured an emotional maiden victory on the European Challenge Tour after defeating Oscar Lengden on the third play-off hole of the Stone Irish Challenge. The final round of the tournament, which was being played at Headfort Golf Club, was cancelled as heavy rains water-logged the course, rendering it unplayable. With Cuartero-Blanco and Lengden […]

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Aaron Cockerill playing in the 2019 Stone Irish Challenge

Why Canadian Cockerill won’t be crowing despite leading Stone Irish Challenge

AARON Cockerill’s red-hot form has travelled from Morocco to Ireland and he will take a share of the lead into day two at the Stone Irish Challenge. The Canadian, who has jumped from 97th to 50th on the Road to Mallorca rankings over the past three tournaments, carded a five-under par 67 to sit atop […]

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Cormac Sharvin in practice for the 2019 Stone Irish Challenge at Headfort Golf Club

Sharvin seeks breakthrough win at Stone Irish Challenge after securing 2020 tour card

THREE months on from finishing as the low-Irishman in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Cormac Sharvin will be eyeing his first win on the European Challenge Tour when he tees it up in the Stone Irish Challenge at Headfort Golf Club starting today (Thursday). The Dublin-based pro, who has been enjoying a fine-campaign on […]

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2019 Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour winner Oliver Farr

Farr wins Morocco’s Lalla Aïcha Challenge after superb 63 at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam

OLIVER Farr carded a scintillating nine-under par 63 in the final round to produce a stunning comeback and win his third European Challenge Tour title at Morocco’s Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour. The Welshman started the day four shots behind overnight leaders Jack Senior and Joel Sjöholm. But Farr soon charged up the leaderboard with three […]

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Rhys Davies practising for the 2019 Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tourhe in Morocco

Rhys raring to go as Davies goes from house husband to Challenge Tour golfer again

RHYS Davies is set to make his European Challenge Tour return at this week’s Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour almost a year after stepping away from the game to spend more time with his young family. The Welshman will return to action at the scene of his 2010 European Tour triumph, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam […]

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Jordan’s reminder of Walker Cup as he tries to emulate Singh-Brar win in Bretagne

MATTHEW Jordan is looking to follow in the footsteps of his 2017 Walker Cup teammate Jack Singh Brar by winning the Open de Bretagne, which gets under way at Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André on Thursday morning. The Englishman is one of several players from the 2017 Great Britain and Ireland squad to […]

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2019 KPMG Trophy winner Dale Whitnell

Dale’s decade of struggle to fulfil amateur promise ends with play-off win over Canter

ESSEX’S Dale Whitnell overcame “10 long years” as a professional golfer and a two-hole play-off against Somerset’s Laurie Canter to emerge victorious at the KPMG Trophy, in Belgium, on Sunday. The Forrester Park Golf Club member, who played in the 2009 Walker Cup at Merion alongside Tommy Fleetwood, began the final round three back of […]

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