European Challenge Tour

Cordon Golf Open 2018

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

August 30 - September 02

Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France

€230,000

Round 3

Singh Brar goes far on Day Three in France

September 01, 2018

Jack Singh Brar fired a 64 to equal the low-score on Moving Day and will take a three-shot lead into the Cordon Golf Open final round.

Singh Brar goes far on Day Three in France, © Getty Images

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The Englishman began Day Three in a tie for sixth place, and after a steady start of eight pars and one birdie on his opening-nine holes, he had begun to slowly work his way up the jam-packed leaderboard.

The 21 year old then took flight on the inward-half, and responded to a bogey at the short, par four tenth hole with an eagle-birdie-birdie flurry that gave him sole possession of the lead.

From there, Singh Brar never looked back and added two more gains coming in to sign for a round of six under par — matching France’s Antoine Rozner for the best 18-hole return of the day.

“I think I’ve managed myself quite well around this sort of golf course,” he said. “I’ve taken my chances quite well. I’ve played safe in places where I’ve needed to play safe and then when I’ve had a good chance, I’ve taken it.”

Scoring has proven to be quite difficult on the 6, 420-yard Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, which is providing plenty of complexity for the players as it continues to play firmer and faster each day.

“A lot of courses you can just bang driver up there and hit it as far up as possible, but I like this kind of golf,” Singh Brar said. “You have to position it off the tee and hit a good iron shot to get it close, so at the start I thought I would just play safe when you need to, and go aggressive when you have to.”

Now the, Road to Ras Al Khaimah Number 11 will attempt to finish the job as he pursues his first win on the European Challenge Tour, one which would virtually lock up his 2019 European Tour card.

“This is my first time leading going into the final round on the Challenge Tour,” he said. “But I’ve been in this position a few times in my amateur career and earlier on the Alps Tour so hopefully that’s prepared me well enough.

“My mind likes to go to the future, so obviously when it comes to my shot I’ll hopefully be in the present and then go from there.

“At the start of the year I would have dreamt to be in this position, so I’m just going to take it as it comes. If it happens it happens, and hopefully it’ll be the day for me.”

Singh Brar will have to fend off a trio of players sharing second place on nine under par — Spain’s Adri Arnaus, Welshman Stuart Manley and Steven Tiley of England.

Jérôme Lando Casanova holds low-Frenchman honours and sitting in a tie for eighth place on seven under par, he still has an outside chance of claiming victory on home soil.

The exciting conclusion to the Cordon Golf Open will begin tomorrow at 9:10 am local time, with the final grouping of Singh Brar, Manley and Tiley set to go at 11:00 am.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-12
69
65
64
198
2
ARNAUS, Adri
-9
68
64
69
201
MANLEY, Stuart
-9
66
67
68
201
TILEY, Steven
-9
69
67
65
201
5
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-8
67
66
69
202
LEON, Hugo
-8
68
69
65
202
MCELROY, Dermot
-8
64
72
66
202
8
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-7
69
66
68
203
STARK, Oscar
-7
67
68
68
203
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-7
70
67
66
203
CASEY, Harry
-7
68
68
67
203
12
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
67
67
70
204
OVESEN, Martin
-6
68
66
70
204
PERRIER, Damien
-6
67
68
69
204
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-6
68
68
68
204
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-6
65
74
65
204
17
EVANS, Ben
-5
66
66
73
205
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-5
70
66
69
205
VIRTO, Borja
-5
66
70
69
205
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-5
68
65
72
205
LAPORTA, Francesco
-5
66
70
69
205
HOEY, Michael
-5
67
70
68
205
TADINI, Alessandro
-5
64
73
68
205
ROZNER, Antoine
-5
70
71
64
205
DUBOIS, Edouard
-5
72
67
66
205
26
LAW, David
-4
66
68
72
206
ABBOTT, Jamie
-4
64
71
71
206
EASTON, Bryce
-4
66
71
69
206
HILL, Calum
-4
70
69
67
206
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-4
68
72
66
206
31
FENASSE, Mathieu
-3
70
70
67
207
GEYGER, Nico
-3
67
70
70
207
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-3
68
69
70
207
ECCLES, Ben
-3
72
68
67
207
35
MCDONALD, Jack
-2
67
68
73
208
LINARD, Thomas
-2
68
69
71
208
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
62
75
71
208
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
68
69
71
208
HENRY, Scott
-2
75
64
69
208
SARASTI, Juan
-2
68
70
70
208
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
70
68
70
208
PEREZ, Victor
-2
70
70
68
208
VAN WEST, Robbie
-2
74
67
67
208
44
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
70
66
73
209
LANGASQUE, Romain
-1
68
68
73
209
STALTER, Joël
-1
70
66
73
209
LOUGHREY, Josh
-1
69
68
72
209
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-1
68
70
71
209
49
EINHAUS, Sean
Par
66
73
71
210
SJÖHOLM, Joel
Par
73
64
73
210
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
70
71
69
210
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
70
70
70
210
FINCH, Richard
Par
73
66
71
210
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
Par
68
73
69
210
55
JOANNES, Hugues
1
68
73
70
211
56
KELLETT, Ross
2
68
71
73
212
SHARVIN, Cormac
2
70
71
71
212
LEMKE, Niklas
2
71
69
72
212
59
McGOWAN, Ross
3
65
74
74
213
DEL MORAL, Carlos
3
69
71
73
213
CARLSSON, Johan
3
73
68
72
213
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
3
68
72
73
213
63
ENOCH, Rhys
4
66
73
75
214
SAMOOJA, Kalle
4
67
74
73
214
BEKKER, Oliver
4
72
68
74
214
66
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
72
70
-
142
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
73
69
-
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
69
73
-
142
ORRIN, Max
2
73
69
-
142
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
2
68
74
-
142
MADDY, Paul
2
71
71
-
142
MOORE, Bradley
2
72
70
-
142
MACCARIO, Federico
2
73
69
-
142
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
2
74
68
-
142
FORD, Matt
2
71
71
-
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
2
70
72
-
142
HUIZING, Daan
2
70
72
-
142
BENSON, Seve
2
71
71
-
142
PARKER, Ben
2
72
70
-
142
BOYD, Gary
2
76
66
-
142
TACHER, Nicolas
2
72
70
-
142
82
WHITE, Joshua
3
73
70
-
143
PORTEOUS, Garrick
3
70
73
-
143
DOHERTY, Jack
3
70
73
-
143
LOCKE, Sam
3
69
74
-
143
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
3
69
74
-
143
ROUSSEL, Robin
3
71
72
-
143
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
71
72
-
143
KIM, Minkyu
3
72
71
-
143
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
69
74
-
143
NILSSON, Åke
3
74
69
-
143
92
PANSART, Mathis
4
72
72
-
144
NEMECZ, Lukas
4
71
73
-
144
RIU, Victor
4
71
73
-
144
GRANT, Stephen
4
76
68
-
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
74
70
-
144
MRUZEK, Filip
4
74
70
-
144
MURRAY, Tom
4
71
73
-
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
4
70
74
-
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
71
73
-
144
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
4
72
72
-
144
TREE, Toby
4
71
73
-
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
71
73
-
144
104
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
74
71
-
145
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
74
71
-
145
HESBOIS, Kevin
5
71
74
-
145
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
75
70
-
145
108
LINDELL, Oliver
6
72
74
-
146
O'BRIAIN, Neil
6
75
71
-
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
76
70
-
146
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
6
72
74
-
146
MERONK, Adrian
6
73
73
-
146
HELLGREN, Björn
6
66
80
-
146
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
6
72
74
-
146
FORREST, Grant
6
70
76
-
146
116
STEWART, Duncan
7
76
71
-
147
BRUN, Julien
7
72
75
-
147
SCHMITT, Max
7
75
72
-
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
7
74
73
-
147
TARVER-JONES, Peter
7
76
71
-
147
121
BOASSON, Axel
8
72
76
-
148
ROSAYE, Amaury
8
80
68
-
148
CAPON, Louis
8
74
74
-
148
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
8
75
73
-
148
GRESSIER, Julien
8
74
74
-
148
MARGUERY, Raphael
8
76
72
-
148
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
8
75
73
-
148
128
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
9
70
79
-
149
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
9
71
78
-
149
ESPAÑA, Edouard
9
75
74
-
149
MORY (AM), Felix
9
75
74
-
149
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
71
78
-
149
MATUS, Stanislav
9
74
75
-
149
134
BERARDO, Clément
10
74
76
-
150
COUPADE, Jules
10
77
73
-
150
HUTSBY, Sam
10
78
72
-
150
DAVIES, Rhys
10
75
75
-
150
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
10
77
73
-
150
SAINZ, Javier
10
75
75
-
150
140
DOAK, Chris
11
74
77
-
151
ELLIS, Harry
11
77
74
-
151
142
MARSH, Nick
13
76
77
-
153
143
WENNSTAM, Alexander
16
76
80
-
156
144
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
17
77
80
-
157
COMBER, Thomas
17
73
84
-
157
146
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
18
83
75
-
158
HEBERT, Charles
18
84
74
-
158
148
ATTARD, Florian
20
79
81
-
160
149
CATHERINE, Edgar
21
85
76
-
161
150
COURTACHON, Baptiste
24
81
83
-
164
151
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
27
84
83
-
167
RETD
DYSON, Simon
8
75
3
-
-
RETD
BERNADET, Adrien
15
77
8
-
-
W/D
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
79
-
-
-
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
13
-
-
-
RETD
ADAMS, James
8
78
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-12
198
2
ARNAUS, Adri
-9
201
MANLEY, Stuart
-9
201
TILEY, Steven
-9
201
5
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
-8
202
LEON, Hugo
-8
202
MCELROY, Dermot
-8
202
8
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-7
203
STARK, Oscar
-7
203
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-7
203
CASEY, Harry
-7
203
12
HJELM, Rasmus
-6
204
OVESEN, Martin
-6
204
PERRIER, Damien
-6
204
RUTHERFORD, Jamie
-6
204
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-6
204
17
EVANS, Ben
-5
205
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-5
205
VIRTO, Borja
-5
205
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-5
205
LAPORTA, Francesco
-5
205
HOEY, Michael
-5
205
TADINI, Alessandro
-5
205
ROZNER, Antoine
-5
205
DUBOIS, Edouard
-5
205
26
LAW, David
-4
206
ABBOTT, Jamie
-4
206
EASTON, Bryce
-4
206
HILL, Calum
-4
206
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
-4
206
31
FENASSE, Mathieu
-3
207
GEYGER, Nico
-3
207
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-3
207
ECCLES, Ben
-3
207
35
MCDONALD, Jack
-2
208
LINARD, Thomas
-2
208
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
208
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
208
HENRY, Scott
-2
208
SARASTI, Juan
-2
208
JOHANSSON, Niclas
-2
208
PEREZ, Victor
-2
208
VAN WEST, Robbie
-2
208
44
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
209
LANGASQUE, Romain
-1
209
STALTER, Joël
-1
209
LOUGHREY, Josh
-1
209
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-1
209
49
EINHAUS, Sean
Par
210
SJÖHOLM, Joel
Par
210
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
210
CIANCHETTI, Luca
Par
210
FINCH, Richard
Par
210
SEGUROLA, Jose Pablo
Par
210
55
JOANNES, Hugues
1
211
56
KELLETT, Ross
2
212
SHARVIN, Cormac
2
212
LEMKE, Niklas
2
212
59
McGOWAN, Ross
3
213
DEL MORAL, Carlos
3
213
CARLSSON, Johan
3
213
RUSSO, Charles-Edouard
3
213
63
ENOCH, Rhys
4
214
SAMOOJA, Kalle
4
214
BEKKER, Oliver
4
214
66
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
2
142
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
142
WIEGELE, Martin
2
142
ORRIN, Max
2
142
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
2
142
MADDY, Paul
2
142
MOORE, Bradley
2
142
MACCARIO, Federico
2
142
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
2
142
FORD, Matt
2
142
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
2
142
HUIZING, Daan
2
142
BENSON, Seve
2
142
PARKER, Ben
2
142
BOYD, Gary
2
142
TACHER, Nicolas
2
142
82
WHITE, Joshua
3
143
PORTEOUS, Garrick
3
143
DOHERTY, Jack
3
143
LOCKE, Sam
3
143
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
3
143
ROUSSEL, Robin
3
143
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur
3
143
KIM, Minkyu
3
143
KNAPPE, Alexander
3
143
NILSSON, Åke
3
143
92
PANSART, Mathis
4
144
NEMECZ, Lukas
4
144
RIU, Victor
4
144
GRANT, Stephen
4
144
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
144
MRUZEK, Filip
4
144
MURRAY, Tom
4
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
4
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
144
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
4
144
TREE, Toby
4
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
144
104
MCBRIDE, Paul
5
145
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
145
HESBOIS, Kevin
5
145
DI NITTO, Enrico
5
145
108
LINDELL, Oliver
6
146
O'BRIAIN, Neil
6
146
CHAPMAN, Adam
6
146
TISSERAND (AM), Hubert
6
146
MERONK, Adrian
6
146
HELLGREN, Björn
6
146
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
6
146
FORREST, Grant
6
146
116
STEWART, Duncan
7
147
BRUN, Julien
7
147
SCHMITT, Max
7
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
7
147
TARVER-JONES, Peter
7
147
121
BOASSON, Axel
8
148
ROSAYE, Amaury
8
148
CAPON, Louis
8
148
MARGOLIS (AM), Paul
8
148
GRESSIER, Julien
8
148
MARGUERY, Raphael
8
148
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
8
148
128
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
9
149
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
9
149
ESPAÑA, Edouard
9
149
MORY (AM), Felix
9
149
WITTMANN, Sebastian
9
149
MATUS, Stanislav
9
149
134
BERARDO, Clément
10
150
COUPADE, Jules
10
150
HUTSBY, Sam
10
150
DAVIES, Rhys
10
150
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
10
150
SAINZ, Javier
10
150
140
DOAK, Chris
11
151
ELLIS, Harry
11
151
142
MARSH, Nick
13
153
143
WENNSTAM, Alexander
16
156
144
BEAUVY (AM), Paul
17
157
COMBER, Thomas
17
157
146
PEYRICHOU, Nicolas
18
158
HEBERT, Charles
18
158
148
ATTARD, Florian
20
160
149
CATHERINE, Edgar
21
161
150
COURTACHON, Baptiste
24
164
151
LE BEAUDOUR (AM), Stanislas
27
167
RETD
DYSON, Simon
8
-
RETD
BERNADET, Adrien
15
-
W/D
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
9
-
RETD
FRIESZ, Jan
13
-
RETD
ADAMS, James
8
-