Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz R4

Angles reigns in Spain

November 11-14
Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri, Cádiz, Spain
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz 2020 R4 - Angles reigns in Spain
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Pep Angles claimed an emotional maiden victory on home soil by winning the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz at Iberostar Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri.


The Spaniard posted a closing three under par round of 69 for a 14 under par total, one stroke clear of his final round playing partners Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, his countryman, and England’s Matthew Baldwin, who finished in a tie for second place on 13 under par.

Garcia-Heredia was the overnight leader and he still held a one stroke advantage as Angles made the turn on one under par, two off the lead, but a run of three birdies in a row for the 27-year-old catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard and he subsequently held on for a first European Challenge Tour victory.



“I’ve been down the valley of darkness and I came up a little bit, so I’m very happy,” he said. “What you guys see on the golf course is just the tip of the iceberg.

“I’ve been working on different aspects; mind, soul and body to get here and have the calmness inside of me and be able to perform when I need to. It’s not only reps of golf, it’s everything else, it’s very important.


“I’m feeling great. I’m feeling first of all grateful, for my team and for the people who make it possible for me to play the game I love. I’m feeling really proud of myself and also for how my intentions and attitude were today.”

The Barcelona native made an important bogey-save on the 17th hole to ensure he had a one-stroke lead with one to play and he reflects on that as a pivotal part of his round.

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“I was unaware of what was going on until I saw the leaderboard on 17,” he said. “I had a goal of getting to 18 under and I knew that would do it, so I was focused on that goal and staying patient, but then on 17 I knew I had a two-shot lead.

“I hit a perfect driver and it landed and bounced, which it isn’t supposed to because it’s very wet. I took the aggressive line but it came out of the pines so it went up, hit the tree and then I had a bunker shot from 50 yards.

“I hit a very good chip and then made a seven-footer, which was really strong. That was very important to come out with a one-shot lead because it felt like I only threw one shot. It was very important. ”

The victory means Angles climbs two places on the Road to Mallorca Rankings to second position ahead of next week’s Challenge Tour Grand Final, and overhauling current leader Marcel Schneider is at the forefront of his mind.



“My goal was to win one of these two events and win the whole Rankings. I’m just trying to play my best and see if I can win the Grand Final. I don’t know if he’s too far away, Marcel, but I’ll do my best to win it and see if I can lead the Rankings.”

Spanish amateur Eduard Rousaud finished in fourth place on nine under par, marking the end of an excellent two weeks for the 20-year-old after he finished tied fifth in last week’s Andalucía Challenge de España.

German duo Schneider and Allen John finished in a tie for fifth place on seven under par alongside Norway’s Kristian Krogh Johannessen, while Germany’s Hurly Long finished eighth on six under par.

Denmark’s John Axelsen, Sweden’s Christofer Blomstrand, Austria’s Lukas Nemecz and Spain’s Santiago Tarrio complete the top ten, finishing tied ninth on five under par.

With his tie for second place, Garcia-Heredia climbs 142 places on the Road to Mallorca Rankings to 42nd place, earning him a spot in next week’s season-closing event.

The top 45 available players will now travel to T-Golf & Country Club, Mallorca, for next week’s Challenge Tour Grand Final, from November 19-22, 2020. 




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
ANGLES, Pep
-14
72
67
66
69
274
2
BALDWIN, Matthew
-13
72
66
69
68
275
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
-13
69
71
64
71
275
4
ROUSAUD, Eduard (AM)
-9
70
74
66
69
279
5
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-7
72
69
72
68
281
JOHN, Allen
-7
69
71
73
68
281
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-7
73
66
72
70
281
8
LONG, Hurly
-6
71
72
71
68
282
9
AXELSEN, John
-5
73
69
73
68
283
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-5
71
70
67
75
283
9
NEMECZ, Lukas
-5
71
74
68
70
283
TARRIO, Santiago
-5
70
71
71
71
283
13
ZEMMER, Aron
-4
72
71
72
69
284
14
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
73
70
73
69
285
DANTORP, Jens
-3
73
70
69
73
285
GREGORY, Scott
-3
71
69
74
71
285
KASKE, Janne
-3
73
68
73
71
285
KEARNEY, Niall
-3
66
71
76
72
285
MAGNUS, Haraldur
-3
74
70
70
71
285
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-3
70
73
74
68
285
21
BOOTE, David
-2
71
71
73
71
286
DEL REY, Alejandro
-2
76
71
67
72
286
GOUVEIA, Ricardo
-2
72
70
71
73
286
KNAPPE, Alexander
-2
77
69
71
69
286
KOIVISTO, Tyler
-2
75
71
69
71
286
26
FERNANDEZ, Scott
-1
71
76
67
73
287
FORD, Matt
-1
70
71
73
73
287
GAVINS, Daniel
-1
72
72
68
75
287
HORTAL, Antonio
-1
72
73
73
69
287
MULLER, Alvaro (AM)
-1
72
70
70
75
287
ORIOL, Pedro
-1
71
74
71
71
287
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-1
72
71
71
73
287
33
DI NITTO, Enrico
PAR
70
76
69
73
288
KIMSEY, Nathan
PAR
73
73
72
70
288
THOMSON, Jonathan
PAR
71
74
69
74
288
36
KAKKO, Roope
1
69
72
77
71
289
LACROIX, Frederic
1
73
71
71
74
289
PASTOR, Jacobo
1
68
69
75
77
289
STUREHED, Henric
1
72
72
71
74
289
40
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
2
75
71
71
73
290
HELLGREN, Björn
2
75
73
73
69
290
MATUS, Stanislav
2
71
74
71
74
290
WIEGELE, Martin
2
75
72
69
74
290
44
GANDY, Tom
3
73
73
73
72
291
OVESEN, Martin
3
77
71
71
72
291
46
FENASSE, Mathieu
4
73
75
74
70
292
KOUWENAAR, Koen
4
72
76
71
73
292
48
FAHRBRING, Jens
5
74
71
75
73
293
VAN WEST, Robbie
5
74
71
76
72
293
50
ELVIRA, Manuel
6
69
77
77
71
294
50
HOEY, Michael
6
71
71
77
75
294
LOPES, Vitor
6
70
71
77
76
294
MACCARIO, Federico
6
75
73
75
71
294
PLANT, Alfie
6
73
75
76
70
294
SIMONSEN, Martin
6
72
73
74
75
294
STAL, Gary
6
75
72
72
75
294
57
SANDBORG, Jesper
7
71
77
71
76
295
WILSON, Andrew
7
72
76
76
71
295
59
DANA, Haiko
8
71
77
73
75
296
60
ESMATGES, Alex
10
78
69
73
78
298
WRISDALE, Jordan
10
71
77
73
77
298
62
NEIL, Bradley
11
71
74
79
75
299
63
LINDELL, Oliver
17
75
69
82
79
305
W/D
SIEM, Marcel
73
73
65
BRUN, Julien
80
69
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan
78
71
ELLIS, Harry
76
73
HIDALGO, Angel
74
75
HOWIE, Craig
73
76
MANLEY, Stuart
78
71
PETERSSON, Robin
78
71
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
74
75
SCALISE, Lorenzo
70
79
74
KARLSSON, Anton
76
74
KOIVU, Kim
76
74
MIVIS, Christopher
74
76
PASTOR, Victor
79
71
TILEY, Steven
76
74
WALKER, Euan
78
72
80
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
77
74
BORDA, David
76
75
82
BELTRAN, Mario
76
76
DEL VAL, Samuel
77
75
LOPEZ-CHACARRA, Eugenio (AM)
74
78
LUNDBERG, Mikael
75
77
YOUNG, Daniel
78
74
87
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
78
75
FOOS, Dominic
78
75
KRISTJANSSON, Gudmundur
76
77
90
SAINZ, Javier
78
76
91
LAMPERT, Moritz
77
78
VACARISAS, Lucas
77
78
93
PASTOR, Marcos
77
79
94
VIRTO, Borja
79
80
W/D
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
73
RETD
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
74