European Challenge Tour

Bridgestone Challenge 2018

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

September 06-09

Luton Hoo, England

€180,000

Round 4

Lewis reigns supreme at Bridgestone

September 09, 2018

Tom Lewis won the Bridgestone Challenge by five shots to return to the winners’ circle after a seven year absence.

Lewis reigns supreme at Bridgestone, © Ed Bagnall

- Ed Bagnall

Lewis carded a seven under par round of 64 to triumph at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa ahead of Dimitrios Papadatos, becoming the first Englishman to lift the Bridgestone Challenge and winning for the first time since his 2011 Portugal Masters success on the European Tour.

The local Bedfordshire star began the final round one stroke behind overnight leaders Stanislav Matus and Papadatos but backed up his opening rounds of 63-67-67 to claim his first European Challenge Tour title.

A bogey on the first did not trouble the 27 year old as he set his sights on glory with birdies on the following three holes to join the leaders. A further three gains around the turn saw Lewis take the lead and then extend it as the sun shone on the Bedfordshire parkland.

With the chasing pack far behind, Lewis birdied the par three 13th and par five 17th to move to 23 under par, before a tap-in par on the 18th sealed a memorable victory.

“This win means a lot. It doesn’t matter whether you win a huge event or a small event, and this is a big event on the Challenge Tour, either way it means a lot,” he said.

“I’ve probably had more fun this week then I did seven years ago. I appreciate the win a lot more now. I’ve struggled over the years and when you struggle or lose something you appreciate things more. That is something that I took advantage of when I was younger, so if I can continue to play like this and get a few more wins, then I can really appreciate what I’m doing.

“It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be today. It was very windy, and the course was very bouncy. I drove it well, though, and when I was in position I was able to go at the pins and I holed the putts when I needed to.

“This win gives me a lot of confidence. I didn’t panic today, and I think that’s the big thing I can take from this week.”

Australia’s Papadatos signed for a round of 70, one under par, to claim a runner-up spot alongside Sebastian Soderberg, who recorded a round of 69, two under par. While fellow overnight leader Matus carded a disappointing two over par round of 73 to finish in eighth.

With his victory, Lewis leaps from 56th to 18th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah. Papadatos moves to 12th, while Soderberg jumps into second place in the Rankings with six events to play.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
LEWIS Tom
ENG
-23
63
67
67
64
261
€ 28,800
2
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
AUS
-18
63
63
70
70
266
€ 16,200
2
SODERBERG Sebastian
SWE
-18
63
69
65
69
266
€ 16,200
4
FORD Matt
ENG
-16
70
68
62
68
268
€ 8,190
4
MURRAY Tom
ENG
-16
68
69
66
65
268
€ 8,190
4
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-16
71
66
66
65
268
€ 8,190
4
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-16
66
68
65
69
268
€ 8,190
8
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-15
61
69
66
73
269
€ 5,040
9
DOBSON Hugo
ENG
-14
69
67
66
68
270
€ 4,140
9
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-14
67
70
65
68
270
€ 4,140
9
SLOMAN (AM) Thomas
ENG
-14
63
73
65
69
270
€ 0
12
CULLEN Nick
AUS
-13
66
66
68
71
271
€ 3,240
12
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
-13
70
69
68
64
271
€ 3,240
12
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-13
66
69
68
68
271
€ 3,240
12
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-13
69
67
68
67
271
€ 3,240
12
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-13
67
69
64
71
271
€ 3,240
17
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-12
70
66
69
67
272
€ 2,520
17
ITEN Marco
SUI
-12
65
71
65
71
272
€ 2,520
17
STOW Ben
ENG
-12
64
68
71
69
272
€ 2,520
20
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-11
70
65
66
72
273
€ 1,949
20
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-11
68
67
71
67
273
€ 1,949
20
LANGASQUE Romain
FRA
-11
67
67
68
71
273
€ 1,949
20
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-11
67
68
69
69
273
€ 1,949
24
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
-10
72
67
68
67
274
€ 1,692
24
SCHMITT Max
GER
-10
70
69
68
67
274
€ 1,692
24
WILSON (AM) Andrew
ENG
-10
67
71
68
68
274
€ 0
24
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
-10
68
69
69
68
274
€ 1,692
28
BRUN Julien
FRA
-9
64
69
70
72
275
€ 1,584
28
HILL Calum
SCO
-9
71
66
69
69
275
€ 1,584
28
HJELM Rasmus
DEN
-9
67
67
73
68
275
€ 1,584
31
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
-8
68
69
69
70
276
€ 1,368
31
ARNAUS Adri
ESP
-8
72
67
67
70
276
€ 1,368
31
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
-8
69
65
70
72
276
€ 1,368
31
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
-8
69
70
67
70
276
€ 1,368
31
FOOS Dominic
GER
-8
72
66
69
69
276
€ 1,368
31
HENRY Scott
SCO
-8
69
70
69
68
276
€ 1,368
31
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
-8
66
70
65
75
276
€ 1,368
31
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-8
65
72
70
69
276
€ 1,368
31
ORRIN Max
ENG
-8
66
73
69
68
276
€ 1,368
40
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-7
65
74
67
71
277
€ 1,026
40
EVANS Ben
ENG
-7
69
69
68
71
277
€ 1,026
40
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-7
65
67
70
75
277
€ 1,026
40
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-7
67
67
70
73
277
€ 1,026
40
LOCKE Sam
SCO
-7
66
68
73
70
277
€ 1,026
40
MADDY Paul
ENG
-7
70
69
69
69
277
€ 1,026
40
MAW James
ENG
-7
71
65
73
68
277
€ 1,026
40
STARK Oscar
SWE
-7
68
68
70
71
277
€ 1,026
40
TREE Toby
ENG
-7
68
70
69
70
277
€ 1,026
40
WENNSTAM Alexander
SWE
-7
65
71
70
71
277
€ 1,026
50
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-6
70
69
73
66
278
€ 792
50
LUNDBERG Mikael
SWE
-6
68
71
66
73
278
€ 792
50
SAXTON Reinier
NED
-6
66
72
69
71
278
€ 792
53
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-5
72
67
68
72
279
€ 684
53
KELLETT Ross
SCO
-5
69
69
72
69
279
€ 684
53
OVESEN Martin
DEN
-5
67
71
68
73
279
€ 684
53
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-5
65
73
73
68
279
€ 684
53
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-5
70
67
69
73
279
€ 684
58
GALBRAITH JR
NIR
-4
69
70
69
72
280
€ 603
58
GEYGER Nico
CHI
-4
68
69
68
75
280
€ 603
58
MULLEN Jimmy
ENG
-4
69
68
69
74
280
€ 603
58
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
NED
-4
68
71
71
70
280
€ 603
62
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-3
71
67
70
73
281
€ 558
63
LEON Hugo
CHI
-2
72
67
70
73
282
€ 540
64
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
-1
67
70
73
73
283
€ 522
65
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
0
70
69
72
73
284
€ 504
66
MARIN Jose I
ESP
2
69
70
72
75
286
€ 486
67
ROBINSON Ben
ENG
3
71
67
70
79
287
€ 468
68
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-4
66
72
0
0
138
€ 0
69
BOASSON Axel
ISL
-2
68
72
0
0
140
€ 0
69
BOOTE David
WAL
-2
67
73
0
0
140
€ 0
69
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
-2
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
69
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
-2
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
69
DIXON David
ENG
-2
72
68
0
0
140
€ 0
69
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
-2
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
69
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-2
72
68
0
0
140
€ 0
69
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-2
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
69
NILSSON Åke
SWE
-2
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
69
RIU Victor
FRA
-2
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
69
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-2
75
65
0
0
140
€ 0
69
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-2
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
69
SELFRIDGE Chris
NIR
-2
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
69
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-2
72
68
0
0
140
€ 0
69
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-2
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
69
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
-2
74
66
0
0
140
€ 0
85
BURNAGE (AM) Jake
ENG
-1
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
85
DYSON Simon
ENG
-1
72
69
0
0
141
€ 0
85
EINHAUS Sean
GER
-1
68
73
0
0
141
€ 0
85
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
-1
68
73
0
0
141
€ 0
85
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
-1
72
69
0
0
141
€ 0
85
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-1
68
73
0
0
141
€ 0
85
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
75
66
0
0
141
€ 0
85
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
-1
74
67
0
0
141
€ 0
85
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
-1
71
70
0
0
141
€ 0
85
SARASTI Juan
ESP
-1
69
72
0
0
141
€ 0
95
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
NOR
0
68
74
0
0
142
€ 0
95
CALDERON Matias
CHI
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
0
71
71
0
0
142
€ 0
95
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
0
73
69
0
0
142
€ 0
95
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
JOHNSTON Liam
SCO
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MAGNUS Haraldur
ISL
0
73
69
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MARSH Nick
ENG
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MCLEARY Jamie
SCO
0
68
74
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MERONK Adrian
POL
0
71
71
0
0
142
€ 0
95
MOORE Bradley
ENG
0
73
69
0
0
142
€ 0
95
O'BRIAIN Neil
IRL
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
PLANT Alfie
ENG
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
0
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
95
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
0
71
71
0
0
142
€ 0
95
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
0
67
75
0
0
142
€ 0
112
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
112
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
112
KIM Minkyu
KOR
1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
112
PARKER Ben
ENG
1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
112
POPPLETON (AM) Nicholas
ENG
1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
112
YOUNG Mark
ENG
1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
118
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
SWE
2
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
118
LAW David
SCO
2
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
118
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
2
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
118
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
2
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
118
TILEY Steven
ENG
2
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
118
TOWNDROW Sean
ENG
2
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
118
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
2
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
118
WALLIS Richard
ENG
2
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
126
DEDEK Petr
CZE
3
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
126
FELDER Zeno
SUI
3
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
126
SANTOS SILVA Tomas
POR
3
68
77
0
0
145
€ 0
129
ADAMS James
ENG
4
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
129
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
4
76
70
0
0
146
€ 0
129
PARRY Steven
ENG
4
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
129
SHIM Jaewoo
KOR
4
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
129
STEWART Michael
SCO
4
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
129
WILSON Oliver
ENG
4
76
70
0
0
146
€ 0
135
ECCLES Ben
AUS
5
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
135
HOWARD Paul
ENG
5
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
135
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
5
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
138
DAVIES Rhys
WAL
6
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
139
BENSON Seve
ENG
7
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
139
HENDRY Daniel
SCO
7
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
139
HILLEARD Josh
ENG
7
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
142
SAHLSTROM Christopher
SWE
8
73
77
0
0
150
€ 0
143
BESSA Tomás
POR
9
81
70
0
0
151
€ 0
143
MAWJI Abs
ENG
9
73
78
0
0
151
€ 0
143
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
9
78
73
0
0
151
€ 0
146
BUIJS Lars
BEL
10
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
147
DANA Haiko
GER
11
80
73
0
0
153
€ 0
148
YAMAC Hakan
TUR
15
76
81
0
0
157
€ 0
149
TELLI (AM) Ahmet
TUR
19
79
82
0
0
161
€ 0
150
CORT Matthew
ENG
1
72
0
0
0
72
€ 0
150
DOAK Chris
SCO
1
72
0
0
0
72
€ 0
150
HEATH James
ENG
1
72
0
0
0
72
€ 0
150
KEOGH Adam
ENG
4
75
0
0
0
75
€ 0
150
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
2
73
0
0
0
73
€ 0
155
CASEY Harry
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
155
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
LEWIS Tom
-23
261
€ 28,800
2
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
-18
266
€ 16,200
2
SODERBERG Sebastian
-18
266
€ 16,200
4
FORD Matt
-16
268
€ 8,190
4
MURRAY Tom
-16
268
€ 8,190
4
SHARVIN Cormac
-16
268
€ 8,190
4
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
-16
268
€ 8,190
8
MATUS Stanislav
-15
269
€ 5,040
9
DOBSON Hugo
-14
270
€ 4,140
9
ROUSSEL Robin
-14
270
€ 4,140
9
SLOMAN (AM) Thomas
-14
270
€ 0
12
CULLEN Nick
-13
271
€ 3,240
12
GIRRBACH Joel
-13
271
€ 3,240
12
MCDONALD Jack
-13
271
€ 3,240
12
McGOWAN Ross
-13
271
€ 3,240
12
SENIOR Jack
-13
271
€ 3,240
17
COUPLAND Dave
-12
272
€ 2,520
17
ITEN Marco
-12
272
€ 2,520
17
STOW Ben
-12
272
€ 2,520
20
ARMITAGE Marcus
-11
273
€ 1,949
20
FENASSE Mathieu
-11
273
€ 1,949
20
LANGASQUE Romain
-11
273
€ 1,949
20
MACINTYRE Robert
-11
273
€ 1,949
24
DOHERTY Jack
-10
274
€ 1,692
24
SCHMITT Max
-10
274
€ 1,692
24
WILSON (AM) Andrew
-10
274
€ 0
24
WRISDALE Jordan
-10
274
€ 1,692
28
BRUN Julien
-9
275
€ 1,584
28
HILL Calum
-9
275
€ 1,584
28
HJELM Rasmus
-9
275
€ 1,584
31
ABBOTT Jamie
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
ARNAUS Adri
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
DI NITTO Enrico
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
FOOS Dominic
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
HENRY Scott
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
KIMSEY Nathan
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
LIMA José-Filipe
-8
276
€ 1,368
31
ORRIN Max
-8
276
€ 1,368
40
CARLSSON Johan
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
EVANS Ben
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
LINARD Thomas
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
LOCKE Sam
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
MADDY Paul
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
MAW James
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
STARK Oscar
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
TREE Toby
-7
277
€ 1,026
40
WENNSTAM Alexander
-7
277
€ 1,026
50
BRAEUNIG Christian
-6
278
€ 792
50
LUNDBERG Mikael
-6
278
€ 792
50
SAXTON Reinier
-6
278
€ 792
53
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
-5
279
€ 684
53
KELLETT Ross
-5
279
€ 684
53
OVESEN Martin
-5
279
€ 684
53
PERRIER Damien
-5
279
€ 684
53
PORTEOUS Garrick
-5
279
€ 684
58
GALBRAITH JR
-4
280
€ 603
58
GEYGER Nico
-4
280
€ 603
58
MULLEN Jimmy
-4
280
€ 603
58
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
-4
280
€ 603
62
EASTON Bryce
-3
281
€ 558
63
LEON Hugo
-2
282
€ 540
64
RUTHERFORD Jamie
-1
283
€ 522
65
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
0
284
€ 504
66
MARIN Jose I
2
286
€ 486
67
ROBINSON Ben
3
287
€ 468
68
MEJOW Philipp
-4
138
€ 0
69
BOASSON Axel
-2
140
€ 0
69
BOOTE David
-2
140
€ 0
69
CALDWELL Jonathan
-2
140
€ 0
69
CARLSSON Magnus A
-2
140
€ 0
69
DIXON David
-2
140
€ 0
69
HELLGREN Björn
-2
140
€ 0
69
JOHANSSON Niclas
-2
140
€ 0
69
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