European Challenge Tour

Bridgestone Challenge 2018

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

Round 3

Matus and Papadatos lead the way at Bridgestone

September 08, 2018

Stanislav Matus and Dimitrios Papadatos share a one-shot lead at the Bridgestone Challenge ahead of the final round at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa.

Matus and Papadatos lead the way at Bridgestone, © Ota Mrakota
Stanislav Matus

- Ota Mrakota

The pair hold a one stroke advantage over Tom Lewis and Sebastian Soderberg after carding rounds of 66 and 70, respectively.

Matus, searching for his first European Challenge Tour title, started the day four shots behind Papadatos but added his five under par score to his previous rounds of 61 and 69 to lead the Bridgestone Challenge once again.

A bogey-free four under par front nine saw the Czech join the leaders at the top before he made another gain on the par four 11th to take the outright lead. Having driven the green on the 18th the 29 year old had two putts to extend his advantage by at least one stroke, however, a disappointing three-putt saw him finish the day on 17 under par.

After his third consecutive sub-70 round of the week, Matus believes his game is going in the right direction ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

“I got off to a hot start. I was four under par after the front nine and I was feeling really good,” he said.

“On the back nine I made a few mistakes and maybe the putter was a little stiff. I tried to go for an eagle on the last hole, but my putt went too far, and I didn’t see the downhill slope and ended up three putting. It hurts a little but I’m at the top of the leaderboard and in a good position for tomorrow.

“I’m very pleased to be at the top but I’m trying to hang loose and stay in the moment and play one shot after another. Hopefully I can keep the momentum going into tomorrow. I’m excited right now but I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself.”

Papadatos was unable to rekindle his form from Friday as he signed for a one under par round of 70 but remains in first place alongside Matus.

The Aussie started slowly with two bogeys and two birdies on his front nine, dropping another shot on the par four 14th, only his fifth bogey of the week. With two holes to play, the 27 year old was two strokes adrift of the Czech but came home strong with birdies on the 17th and 18th to return to the top.

With 18 holes still to play and the chance to claim his second Challenge Tour title of the season, Papadatos is confident he can get the job done, even if it means calling upon his winning feelings from Portugal.

“It was nice to birdie 17 and 18 as that tidied up the round,” he said. “I was pretty average today and my ball striking wasn’t quite there, plus I missed quite a few putts as well.

“It was tough today, but you can’t win the tournament on a Saturday, so when I wasn’t playing well I had to make sure I was staying in a good position. Obviously, it would’ve been nice to extend my lead, that was the goal, but I wasn’t having a great day. I had to hang in there and make sure I stuck it out over the last few holes to give myself a good chance for tomorrow.

“I’ll draw upon the memories of Portugal for tomorrow and go out there and do whatever it takes to try and get another trophy.”

Englishman Lewis carded a round of 67, four under par, to join Sweden’s Soderberg in second place after his bogey-free six under par round of 65. They both lie one stroke behind the leading duo while last year’s runner-up Nicolai von Dellingshausen also shot six under par to lie three shots off the pace. He is one stroke ahead of Nick Cullen, Jack Senior and Matt Ford, who shot a career-low round of 62, nine under par, to share sixth place.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-17
63
63
70
196
MATUS, Stanislav
-17
61
69
66
196
3
LEWIS, Tom
-16
63
67
67
197
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-16
63
69
65
197
5
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-14
66
68
65
199
6
CULLEN, Nick
-13
66
66
68
200
SENIOR, Jack
-13
67
69
64
200
FORD, Matt
-13
70
68
62
200
9
KIMSEY, Nathan
-12
66
70
65
201
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-12
70
65
66
201
SLOMAN (AM), Thomas
-12
63
73
65
201
ITEN, Marco
-12
65
71
65
201
13
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-11
65
67
70
202
DOBSON, Hugo
-11
69
67
66
202
ROUSSEL, Robin
-11
67
70
65
202
LANGASQUE, Romain
-11
67
67
68
202
17
STOW, Ben
-10
64
68
71
203
BRUN, Julien
-10
64
69
70
203
MCDONALD, Jack
-10
66
69
68
203
SHARVIN, Cormac
-10
71
66
66
203
MURRAY, Tom
-10
68
69
66
203
22
LINARD, Thomas
-9
67
67
70
204
McGOWAN, Ross
-9
69
67
68
204
MACINTYRE, Robert
-9
67
68
69
204
DI NITTO, Enrico
-9
69
65
70
204
26
COUPLAND, Dave
-8
70
66
69
205
GEYGER, Nico
-8
68
69
68
205
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-8
68
71
66
205
29
STARK, Oscar
-7
68
68
70
206
FENASSE, Mathieu
-7
68
67
71
206
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-7
65
71
70
206
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-7
70
67
69
206
HILL, Calum
-7
71
66
69
206
WRISDALE, Jordan
-7
68
69
69
206
EVANS, Ben
-7
69
69
68
206
ABBOTT, Jamie
-7
68
69
69
206
MULLEN, Jimmy
-7
69
68
69
206
ARNAUS, Adri
-7
72
67
67
206
OVESEN, Martin
-7
67
71
68
206
WILSON (AM), Andrew
-7
67
71
68
206
CARLSSON, Johan
-7
65
74
67
206
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-7
69
70
67
206
43
LOCKE, Sam
-6
66
68
73
207
LIMA, José-Filipe
-6
65
72
70
207
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
67
67
73
207
FOOS, Dominic
-6
72
66
69
207
TREE, Toby
-6
68
70
69
207
SAXTON, Reinier
-6
66
72
69
207
GIRRBACH, Joel
-6
70
69
68
207
SCHMITT, Max
-6
70
69
68
207
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-6
72
67
68
207
DOHERTY, Jack
-6
72
67
68
207
53
ROBINSON, Ben
-5
71
67
70
208
HENRY, Scott
-5
69
70
69
208
ORRIN, Max
-5
66
73
69
208
EASTON, Bryce
-5
71
67
70
208
MADDY, Paul
-5
70
69
69
208
GALBRAITH, JR
-5
69
70
69
208
59
LEON, Hugo
-4
72
67
70
209
MAW, James
-4
71
65
73
209
61
KELLETT, Ross
-3
69
69
72
210
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-3
68
71
71
210
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-3
67
70
73
210
64
PERRIER, Damien
-2
65
73
73
211
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-2
70
69
72
211
MARIN, Jose I
-2
69
70
72
211
67
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-1
70
69
73
212
68
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
84
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
94
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
111
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
117
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
125
FELDER, Zeno
3
72
73
-
145
DEDEK, Petr
3
72
73
-
145
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
3
68
77
-
145
128
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, Jaewoo
4
73
73
-
146
ADAMS, James
4
70
76
-
146
134
ROBINSON, Liam
5
75
72
-
147
ECCLES, Ben
5
74
73
-
147
HOWARD, Paul
5
73
74
-
147
137
DAVIES, Rhys
6
71
77
-
148
138
HENDRY, Daniel
7
76
73
-
149
HILLEARD, Josh
7
72
77
-
149
BENSON, Seve
7
72
77
-
149
141
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
8
73
77
-
150
142
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
78
73
-
151
BESSA, Tomás
9
81
70
-
151
MAWJI, Abs
9
73
78
-
151
145
BUIJS, Lars
10
78
74
-
152
146
DANA, Haiko
11
80
73
-
153
147
YAMAC, Hakan
15
76
81
-
157
148
TELLI (AM), Ahmet
19
79
82
-
161
RETD
CORT, Matthew
4
72
3
-
-
W/D
DOAK, Chris
1
72
-
-
-
W/D
HEATH, James
1
72
-
-
-
RETD
MEJOW, Philipp
-4
66
72
-
-
RETD
MACCARIO, Federico
5
73
3
-
-
RETD
CASEY, Harry
1
1
-
-
-
RETD
FERGUSON, Ewen
4
4
-
-
-
W/D
KEOGH, Adam
4
75
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
-17
196
MATUS, Stanislav
-17
196
3
LEWIS, Tom
-16
197
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-16
197
5
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
-14
199
6
CULLEN, Nick
-13
200
SENIOR, Jack
-13
200
FORD, Matt
-13
200
9
KIMSEY, Nathan
-12
201
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-12
201
SLOMAN (AM), Thomas
-12
201
ITEN, Marco
-12
201
13
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-11
202
DOBSON, Hugo
-11
202
ROUSSEL, Robin
-11
202
LANGASQUE, Romain
-11
202
17
STOW, Ben
-10
203
BRUN, Julien
-10
203
MCDONALD, Jack
-10
203
SHARVIN, Cormac
-10
203
MURRAY, Tom
-10
203
22
LINARD, Thomas
-9
204
McGOWAN, Ross
-9
204
MACINTYRE, Robert
-9
204
DI NITTO, Enrico
-9
204
26
COUPLAND, Dave
-8
205
GEYGER, Nico
-8
205
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-8
205
29
STARK, Oscar
-7
206
FENASSE, Mathieu
-7
206
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-7
206
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-7
206
HILL, Calum
-7
206
WRISDALE, Jordan
-7
206
EVANS, Ben
-7
206
ABBOTT, Jamie
-7
206
MULLEN, Jimmy
-7
206
ARNAUS, Adri
-7
206
OVESEN, Martin
-7
206
WILSON (AM), Andrew
-7
206
CARLSSON, Johan
-7
206
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-7
206
43
LOCKE, Sam
-6
207
LIMA, José-Filipe
-6
207
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
207
FOOS, Dominic
-6
207
TREE, Toby
-6
207
SAXTON, Reinier
-6
207
GIRRBACH, Joel
-6
207
SCHMITT, Max
-6
207
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-6
207
DOHERTY, Jack
-6
207
53
ROBINSON, Ben
-5
208
HENRY, Scott
-5
208
ORRIN, Max
-5
208
EASTON, Bryce
-5
208
MADDY, Paul
-5
208
GALBRAITH, JR
-5
208
59
LEON, Hugo
-4
209
MAW, James
-4
209
61
KELLETT, Ross
-3
210
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
-3
210
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-3
210
64
PERRIER, Damien
-2
211
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-2
211
MARIN, Jose I
-2
211
67
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-1
212
68
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
84
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
94
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
111
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
117
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
125
FELDER, Zeno
3
145
DEDEK, Petr
3
145
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
3
145
128
PARRY, Steven
4
146
STEWART, Michael
4
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
4
146
WILSON, Oliver
4
146
SHIM, Jaewoo
4
146
ADAMS, James
4
146
134
ROBINSON, Liam
5
147
ECCLES, Ben
5
147
HOWARD, Paul
5
147
137
DAVIES, Rhys
6
148
138
HENDRY, Daniel
7
149
HILLEARD, Josh
7
149
BENSON, Seve
7
149
141
SAHLSTROM, Christopher
8
150
142
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
151
BESSA, Tomás
9
151
MAWJI, Abs
9
151
145
BUIJS, Lars
10
152
146
DANA, Haiko
11
153
147
YAMAC, Hakan
15
157
148
TELLI (AM), Ahmet
19
161
RETD
CORT, Matthew
4
-
W/D
DOAK, Chris
1
-
W/D
HEATH, James
1
-
RETD
MEJOW, Philipp
-4
-
RETD
MACCARIO, Federico
5
-
RETD
CASEY, Harry
1
-
RETD
FERGUSON, Ewen
4
-
W/D
KEOGH, Adam
4
-