European Challenge Tour

Bridgestone Challenge 2018

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

Round 2

Pole for Papadatos at Bridgestone halfway mark

September 07, 2018

Dimitrios Papadatos leads by four shots at the halfway stage of the Bridgestone Challenge after carding a consecutive eight under par round of 63.

Pole for Papadatos at Bridgestone halfway mark, © Golfsupport.nl

- Golfsupport.nl

Papadatos came from two shots behind at the start of the day to race past the early pacesetters, backing up his opening round of 63 with another eight under par round – his lowest rounds on the European Challenge Tour – to take top spot by four strokes.

The Australian, who led for the majority of the first day, continued his impressive form with two birdies in his first three holes. A bogey on the par three 15th, his sixth hole, was soon forgotten as he finished his front nine with back-to-back gains.

With cooler and windier conditions in the afternoon, the 27 year old’s putter remained red-hot as he made five birdies on his back nine, including four in his final five holes to accelerate past Day Two’s early leaders Tom Lewis and Stanislav Matus.

With a 2018 Challenge Tour victory already under his belt, Papadatos was thrilled to be in pole position following his eye-catching rounds of 63 at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa.

“I’m pretty happy with my back-to-back 63s. I wasn’t expecting to do that,” he said. “I feel my game is in a good place and there is no reason why I can’t shoot a couple of good numbers over the weekend.

“The putter is definitely performing this week. I’ve made a fair share of birdies over the first couple of days and I’m hitting it pretty nicely as well, which has given me plenty of opportunities to score.

“This afternoon was quite tricky as it was pretty windy. I managed to hit some good shots and my wedge play was pretty good as well. I hit a couple of wedges really close on the greens which helped me make some easy birdies on my back nine and that gave me momentum as I made a few more birdies coming in.

“The greens are really good and that’s always nice, especially when my putting starts to get going. When I’m putting on good greens, like this week, and having plenty of looks at the hole, I’m able to shoot some good numbers. I think the condition of the course is quite firm and fast which is similar to Australia, so that suits me as well.”

The Aussie charged passed Englishman Lewis and overnight leader Matus after they had posted the clubhouse target of 12 under par, following their rounds of 67 and 69, respectively.

Lewis remains the closest home challenger after his four under par score, which included five birdies and one bogey, and is looking forward to maintaining his momentum over the weekend in Bedfordshire.

“I’ve been playing pretty well over the last month,” he said. “I’ve played in Majors and on the European Tour and the Challenge Tour, so I’ve been everywhere.

“To do well this week would be brilliant. I’m 20 minutes from home and staying at home and hopefully that will hold me in good stead going into Saturday and Sunday.”

Elsewhere, amateur Thomas Sloman, who shared second place on Day One, fell back with a two over par round of 73. While Sebastian Soderberg, who was also two shots back on the opening day, is part of a four-man chasing pack on ten under par alongside Nick Cullen, Jeppe Pape Huldahl and Ben Stow.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-16
63
63
126
2
LEWIS, Tom
-12
63
67
130
MATUS, Stanislav
-12
61
69
130
4
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-10
63
69
132
CULLEN, Nick
-10
66
66
132
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-10
65
67
132
STOW, Ben
-10
64
68
132
8
BRUN, Julien
-9
64
69
133
9
HJELM, Rasmus
-8
67
67
134
DI NITTO, Enrico
-8
69
65
134
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-8
66
68
134
LINARD, Thomas
-8
67
67
134
LOCKE, Sam
-8
66
68
134
LANGASQUE, Romain
-8
67
67
134
15
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-7
70
65
135
MACINTYRE, Robert
-7
67
68
135
MCDONALD, Jack
-7
66
69
135
FENASSE, Mathieu
-7
68
67
135
19
COUPLAND, Dave
-6
70
66
136
STARK, Oscar
-6
68
68
136
ITEN, Marco
-6
65
71
136
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-6
65
71
136
McGOWAN, Ross
-6
69
67
136
MAW, James
-6
71
65
136
DOBSON, Hugo
-6
69
67
136
KIMSEY, Nathan
-6
66
70
136
SENIOR, Jack
-6
67
69
136
SLOMAN (AM), Thomas
-6
63
73
136
29
LIMA, José-Filipe
-5
65
72
137
ABBOTT, Jamie
-5
68
69
137
MULLEN, Jimmy
-5
69
68
137
SHARVIN, Cormac
-5
71
66
137
HILL, Calum
-5
71
66
137
GEYGER, Nico
-5
68
69
137
MURRAY, Tom
-5
68
69
137
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-5
67
70
137
WRISDALE, Jordan
-5
68
69
137
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-5
70
67
137
ROUSSEL, Robin
-5
67
70
137
40
OVESEN, Martin
-4
67
71
138
PERRIER, Damien
-4
65
73
138
MEJOW, Philipp
-4
66
72
138
TREE, Toby
-4
68
70
138
SAXTON, Reinier
-4
66
72
138
WILSON (AM), Andrew
-4
67
71
138
EVANS, Ben
-4
69
69
138
FORD, Matt
-4
70
68
138
EASTON, Bryce
-4
71
67
138
KELLETT, Ross
-4
69
69
138
FOOS, Dominic
-4
72
66
138
ROBINSON, Ben
-4
71
67
138
52
MADDY, Paul
-3
70
69
139
GALBRAITH, JR
-3
69
70
139
SCHMITT, Max
-3
70
69
139
HENRY, Scott
-3
69
70
139
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-3
68
71
139
DOHERTY, Jack
-3
72
67
139
CARLSSON, Johan
-3
65
74
139
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-3
69
70
139
LEON, Hugo
-3
72
67
139
MARIN, Jose I
-3
69
70
139
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-3
68
71
139
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-3
70
69
139
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
70
69
139
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
72
67
139
ARNAUS, Adri
-3
72
67
139
ORRIN, Max
-3
66
73
139
GIRRBACH, Joel
-3
70
69
139
69
DIXON, David
-2
72
68
140
HELLGREN, Björn
-2
69
71
140
SELFRIDGE, Chris
-2
71
69
140
ROZNER, Antoine
-2
75
65
140
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-2
71
69
140
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-2
71
69
140
RIU, Victor
-2
73
67
140
NILSSON, Åke
-2
71
69
140
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
72
68
140
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-2
72
68
140
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-2
71
69
140
BOASSON, Axel
-2
68
72
140
TRAPPEL, Manuel
-2
74
66
140
STEWART, Duncan
-2
70
70
140
LEMKE, Niklas
-2
70
70
140
BOOTE, David
-2
67
73
140
85
LAMPERT, Moritz
-1
72
69
141
BURNAGE (AM), Jake
-1
70
71
141
EINHAUS, Sean
-1
68
73
141
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-1
71
70
141
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-1
68
73
141
SARASTI, Juan
-1
69
72
141
DYSON, Simon
-1
72
69
141
LAPORTA, Francesco
-1
68
73
141
MCBRIDE, Paul
-1
74
67
141
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
75
66
141
95
VAN WEST, Robbie
Par
67
75
142
MCLEARY, Jamie
Par
68
74
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
Par
71
71
142
MOORE, Bradley
Par
73
69
142
ENOCH, Rhys
Par
73
69
142
MARSH, Nick
Par
70
72
142
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
Par
68
74
142
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
70
72
142
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan
Par
71
71
142
MAGNUS, Haraldur
Par
73
69
142
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
70
72
142
MERONK, Adrian
Par
71
71
142
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
Par
70
72
142
O'BRIAIN, Neil
Par
70
72
142
CALDERON, Matias
Par
70
72
142
SANTOS, Ricardo
Par
70
72
142
PLANT, Alfie
Par
70
72
142
112
COUSSAUD, Ugo
1
70
73
143
KIM, Minkyu
1
69
74
143
POPPLETON (AM), Nicholas
1
73
70
143
YOUNG, Mark
1
69
74
143
PARKER, Ben
1
72
71
143
CLEMENTS, Todd
1
74
69
143
118
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
2
70
74
144
LAW, David
2
75
69
144
SUCHAN, Daniel
2
74
70
144
TILEY, Steven
2
75
69
144
TOWNDROW, Sean
2
72
72
144
WALLIS, Richard
2
74
70
144
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
2
73
71
144
LENGDEN, Oscar
2
71
73
144
126
FELDER, Zeno
3
72
73
145
DEDEK, Petr
3
72
73
145
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
3
68
77
145
129
PARRY, Steven
4
74
72
146
STEWART, Michael
4
73
73
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
4
76
70
146
WILSON, Oliver
4
76
70
146
SHIM, Jae Woo
4
73
73
146
ADAMS, James
4
70
76
146
135
ROBINSON, Liam
5
75
72
147
ECCLES, Ben
5
74
73
147
HOWARD, Paul
5
73
74
147
138
DAVIES, Rhys
6
71
77
148
139
HENDRY, Daniel
7
76
73
149
HILLEARD, Josh
7
72
77
149
BENSON, Seve
7
72
77
149
142
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
8
73
77
150
143
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
78
73
151
BESSA, Tomás
9
81
70
151
MAWJI, Abs
9
73
78
151
146
BUIJS, Lars
10
78
74
152
147
DANA, Haiko
11
80
73
153
148
YAMAC, Hakan
15
76
81
157
149
TELLI (AM), Ahmet
19
79
82
161
RETD
CORT, Matthew
4
72
-
-
W/D
DOAK, Chris
1
72
-
-
W/D
HEATH, James
1
72
-
-
RETD
MACCARIO, Federico
5
73
-
-
RETD
CASEY, Harry
1
1
-
-
RETD
FERGUSON, Ewen
4
4
-
-
W/D
KEOGH, Adam
4
75
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-16
126
2
LEWIS, Tom
-12
130
MATUS, Stanislav
-12
130
4
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-10
132
CULLEN, Nick
-10
132
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-10
132
STOW, Ben
-10
132
8
BRUN, Julien
-9
133
9
HJELM, Rasmus
-8
134
DI NITTO, Enrico
-8
134
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-8
134
LINARD, Thomas
-8
134
LOCKE, Sam
-8
134
LANGASQUE, Romain
-8
134
15
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-7
135
MACINTYRE, Robert
-7
135
MCDONALD, Jack
-7
135
FENASSE, Mathieu
-7
135
19
COUPLAND, Dave
-6
136
STARK, Oscar
-6
136
ITEN, Marco
-6
136
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-6
136
McGOWAN, Ross
-6
136
MAW, James
-6
136
DOBSON, Hugo
-6
136
KIMSEY, Nathan
-6
136
SENIOR, Jack
-6
136
SLOMAN (AM), Thomas
-6
136
29
LIMA, José-Filipe
-5
137
ABBOTT, Jamie
-5
137
MULLEN, Jimmy
-5
137
SHARVIN, Cormac
-5
137
HILL, Calum
-5
137
GEYGER, Nico
-5
137
MURRAY, Tom
-5
137
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-5
137
WRISDALE, Jordan
-5
137
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-5
137
ROUSSEL, Robin
-5
137
40
OVESEN, Martin
-4
138
PERRIER, Damien
-4
138
MEJOW, Philipp
-4
138
TREE, Toby
-4
138
SAXTON, Reinier
-4
138
WILSON (AM), Andrew
-4
138
EVANS, Ben
-4
138
FORD, Matt
-4
138
EASTON, Bryce
-4
138
KELLETT, Ross
-4
138
FOOS, Dominic
-4
138
ROBINSON, Ben
-4
138
52
MADDY, Paul
-3
139
GALBRAITH, JR
-3
139
SCHMITT, Max
-3
139
HENRY, Scott
-3
139
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-3
139
DOHERTY, Jack
-3
139
CARLSSON, Johan
-3
139
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-3
139
LEON, Hugo
-3
139
MARIN, Jose I
-3
139
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-3
139
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-3
139
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-3
139
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
139
ARNAUS, Adri
-3
139
ORRIN, Max
-3
139
GIRRBACH, Joel
-3
139
69
DIXON, David
-2
140
HELLGREN, Björn
-2
140
SELFRIDGE, Chris
-2
140
ROZNER, Antoine
-2
140
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-2
140
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-2
140
RIU, Victor
-2
140
NILSSON, Åke
-2
140
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
140
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-2
140
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-2
140
BOASSON, Axel
-2
140
TRAPPEL, Manuel
-2
140
STEWART, Duncan
-2
140
LEMKE, Niklas
-2
140
BOOTE, David
-2
140
85
LAMPERT, Moritz
-1
141
BURNAGE (AM), Jake
-1
141
EINHAUS, Sean
-1
141
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-1
141
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-1
141
SARASTI, Juan
-1
141
DYSON, Simon
-1
141
LAPORTA, Francesco
-1
141
MCBRIDE, Paul
-1
141
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
141
95
VAN WEST, Robbie
Par
142
MCLEARY, Jamie
Par
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
Par
142
MOORE, Bradley
Par
142
ENOCH, Rhys
Par
142
MARSH, Nick
Par
142
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
Par
142
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
142
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan
Par
142
MAGNUS, Haraldur
Par
142
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
142
MERONK, Adrian
Par
142
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
Par
142
O'BRIAIN, Neil
Par
142
CALDERON, Matias
Par
142
SANTOS, Ricardo
Par
142
PLANT, Alfie
Par
142
112
COUSSAUD, Ugo
1
143
KIM, Minkyu
1
143
POPPLETON (AM), Nicholas
1
143
YOUNG, Mark
1
143
PARKER, Ben
1
143
CLEMENTS, Todd
1
143
118
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
2
144
LAW, David
2
144
SUCHAN, Daniel
2
144
TILEY, Steven
2
144
TOWNDROW, Sean
2
144
WALLIS, Richard
2
144
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
2
144
LENGDEN, Oscar
2
144
126
FELDER, Zeno
3
145
DEDEK, Petr
3
145
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
3
145
129
PARRY, Steven
4
146
STEWART, Michael
4
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
4
146
WILSON, Oliver
4
146
SHIM, Jae Woo
4
146
ADAMS, James
4
146
135
ROBINSON, Liam
5
147
ECCLES, Ben
5
147
HOWARD, Paul
5
147
138
DAVIES, Rhys
6
148
139
HENDRY, Daniel
7
149
HILLEARD, Josh
7
149
BENSON, Seve
7
149
142
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
8
150
143
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
151
BESSA, Tomás
9
151
MAWJI, Abs
9
151
146
BUIJS, Lars
10
152
147
DANA, Haiko
11
153
148
YAMAC, Hakan
15
157
149
TELLI (AM), Ahmet
19
161
RETD
CORT, Matthew
4
-
W/D
DOAK, Chris
1
-
W/D
HEATH, James
1
-
RETD
MACCARIO, Federico
5
-
RETD
CASEY, Harry
1
-
RETD
FERGUSON, Ewen
4
-
W/D
KEOGH, Adam
4
-