D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge R4

Rhys Enoch claims first Challenge Tour win in Slovakia

July 04-07
Penati Golf Resort, Senica, Slovakia
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Rhys Enoch ended his long wait for a European Challenge Tour title at the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge after posting a four under par round of 68 on the final day at Penati Golf Resort.

Slovakia Challenge R4 - Rhys Enoch claims first Challenge Tour win in Slovakia
Photo credit: Ota Mrákota

The Welshman carded four consecutive sub-70 rounds to post an 18 under par total and secure a one-shot victory over New Zealand’s Josh Geary, who propelled himself into contention on day four with a six under par round of 66.

The win caps an unforgettable few weeks for the 31-year-old, who showcased his potential to perform on the biggest stage with a spectacular 66 in the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach last month and comes just six weeks before the birth of his first child.

Enoch started the day two shots behind overnight leader Darius van Driel but soon took control with four birdies over the opening nine holes and despite bad weather forcing a short delay late in his round, he held on to secure his first Challenge Tour title.


‘’This has been a long time coming,’’ he said. ‘’There are so many emotions right now. I’m obviously just so happy, relieved and just excited about what this can mean going forward.

“To put yourself in these positions and not get it done, you wonder if you’re ever going to get over the finish line, but it just feels so great to have finally got the win.

‘’Everyone at home is behind me and wants me to see me do well, so it is exciting for me but also for all my family. If you’d have told me at the start of June what the next month or so would bring, I would have been absolutely over the moon with that.

“I’ve got a baby boy being born in six weeks, so life is about to change and I’m going to need to balance my golf and travel, but I’m just really excited for what the future can bring.’’

Geary, who agonisingly missed out on his European Tour card by a single shot at Qualifying School Final Stage last November, finished on 17 under par, one behind the winning total, with England’s Dale Whitnell and Dutchman Lars van Meijel two shots further back on 15 under.

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Overnight leader van Driel opened with two consecutive birdies but was unable to replicate the form that had seen him occupy top spot over each of the first three rounds. He eventually signed for a four over par round of 76 to finish in a tie for eighth.

Antoine Rozner, from France, continues to top the Challenge Tour Rankings despite missing the cut in Slovakia, with Enoch moving up 61 places into seventh position.

The Challenge Tour now visits France for the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge from July 11-14.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-18
68
69
65
68
270
€ 32,000
2
GEARY Josh
NZL
-17
68
68
69
66
271
€ 22,000
3
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-15
68
69
66
70
273
€ 13,000
3
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-15
71
69
67
66
273
€ 13,000
5
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-13
74
65
67
69
275
€ 8,133
5
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-13
67
71
72
65
275
€ 8,133
5
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-13
68
73
66
68
275
€ 8,133
8
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
-12
67
68
74
67
276
€ 5,200
8
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-12
64
69
67
76
276
€ 5,200
10
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-11
71
65
73
68
277
€ 3,525
10
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-11
68
69
72
68
277
€ 3,525
10
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-11
69
67
68
73
277
€ 3,525
10
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
-11
70
68
67
72
277
€ 3,525
10
MERONK Adrian
POL
-11
72
68
70
67
277
€ 3,525
10
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-11
66
70
71
70
277
€ 3,525
10
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-11
73
68
68
68
277
€ 3,525
10
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-11
68
67
72
70
277
€ 3,525
18
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-10
69
70
69
70
278
€ 2,600
19
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
-9
72
70
71
66
279
€ 2,077
19
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
-9
67
68
71
73
279
€ 2,077
19
KOEPKA Chase
USA
-9
69
67
68
75
279
€ 2,077
19
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-9
71
70
68
70
279
€ 2,077
19
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-9
70
68
70
71
279
€ 2,077
19
TREE Toby
ENG
-9
71
70
68
70
279
€ 2,077
25
DEL VAL Samuel
ESP
-8
66
74
69
71
280
€ 1,780
25
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-8
69
69
69
73
280
€ 1,780
25
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-8
68
72
67
73
280
€ 1,780
25
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-8
68
74
69
69
280
€ 1,780
29
BOOTE David
WAL
-7
68
69
75
69
281
€ 1,500
29
BRUN Julien
FRA
-7
70
70
70
71
281
€ 1,500
29
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
-7
68
69
74
70
281
€ 1,500
29
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-7
70
71
69
71
281
€ 1,500
29
HUIZING Daan
NED
-7
68
71
70
72
281
€ 1,500
29
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-7
69
73
71
68
281
€ 1,500
29
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-7
67
70
70
74
281
€ 1,500
29
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-7
70
69
70
72
281
€ 1,500
29
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
-7
72
70
71
68
281
€ 1,500
29
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-7
69
71
67
74
281
€ 1,500
39
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-6
70
70
72
70
282
€ 1,160
39
BESSELING Wil
NED
-6
70
71
68
73
282
€ 1,160
39
HØJGAARD Nicolai
DEN
-6
70
67
77
68
282
€ 1,160
39
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-6
67
73
71
71
282
€ 1,160
39
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
-6
70
69
67
76
282
€ 1,160
39
RIU Victor
FRA
-6
67
75
71
69
282
€ 1,160
39
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-6
72
68
73
69
282
€ 1,160
46
ELLIS Harry
ENG
-5
69
68
75
71
283
€ 980
46
STUREHED Henric
SWE
-5
70
71
73
69
283
€ 980
48
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-4
72
69
71
72
284
€ 880
48
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-4
67
72
69
76
284
€ 880
48
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-4
69
72
71
72
284
€ 880
51
BLAND Richard
ENG
-3
70
71
73
71
285
€ 790
51
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
-3
74
67
70
74
285
€ 790
53
STARK Oscar
SWE
-2
69
70
72
75
286
€ 760
54
GAVINS Daniel
ENG
-1
70
71
69
77
287
€ 720
54
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-1
74
68
71
74
287
€ 720
54
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
-1
67
73
69
78
287
€ 720
57
FRITSCH Florian
GER
0
72
70
73
73
288
€ 670
57
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
0
71
71
73
73
288
€ 670
59
FARR Oliver
WAL
1
68
73
72
76
289
€ 640
60
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
2
69
71
77
73
290
€ 620
61
PIAGET Sandro
MON
3
69
72
73
77
291
€ 590
61
VIRTO Borja
ESP
3
69
71
74
77
291
€ 590
63
HOWIE Craig
SCO
4
68
74
76
74
292
€ 560
64
CANTER Laurie
ENG
7
71
71
79
74
295
€ 540
65
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
65
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
65
CARON Rowin
NED
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
65
CASALEGNO Carlo
ITA
-1
75
68
0
0
143
€ 0
65
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
65
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
65
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
65
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
65
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
65
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
65
GLOET Christian
DEN
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
65
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
65
GRENVILLE-WOOD Joshua
ENG
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
65
HOLMES Evan
CAN
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
65
IM Daniel
USA
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
65
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
65
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
75
68
0
0
143
€ 0
65
MACH (AM) Pavol
SVK
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
65
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
65
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
65
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
65
STOW Ben
ENG
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
65
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
88
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
88
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
88
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
88
MURRAY Tom
ENG
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
88
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
0
69
75
0
0
144
€ 0
93
GANE Chris
ENG
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
93
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
93
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
93
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
93
TILEY Steven
ENG
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
98
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
98
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
98
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
2
76
70
0
0
146
€ 0
98
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
102
ALBERTUS Max
NED
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
102
GROS Sébastien
FRA
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
102
KEYSER Mathiam
RSA
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
102
OLSEN Aksel
NOR
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
102
PUCHMELTER Adam
SVK
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
102
ROSS Craig
SCO
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
102
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
102
SIEM Marcel
GER
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
110
BREZOVSKY Michal
SVK
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
110
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
110
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
110
MADDY Paul
ENG
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
110
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
110
YOUNG Mark
ENG
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
116
CARLOTA Joao
POR
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
116
CEA Michele
ITA
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
116
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
116
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
AUS
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
120
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
120
ROBB Chris
SCO
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
122
ECCLES Ben
AUS
7
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
122
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
122
MUNRO Jack
AUS
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
125
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
8
71
81
0
0
152
€ 0
125
BECK Tomas
CZE
8
79
73
0
0
152
€ 0
125
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
8
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
125
BRIXI (AM) Gordan
CZE
8
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
125
KORINEK Ales
CZE
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
125
RENOLDS Lindsay
CAN
8
79
73
0
0
152
€ 0
125
VALASEK Peter
SVK
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
125
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 0
125
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 0
134
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
134
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
136
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
10
80
74
0
0
154
€ 0
136
YAMAC (AM) Taner
TUR
10
80
74
0
0
154
€ 0
138
ACIKALIN (AM) Leon
TUR
12
77
79
0
0
156
€ 0
138
MOHR Marcus
ENG
12
75
81
0
0
156
€ 0
138
MURRAY Michael
USA
12
80
76
0
0
156
€ 0
138
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
12
76
80
0
0
156
€ 0
138
ZACH (AM) Šimon
CZE
12
80
76
0
0
156
€ 0
143
DANEK Stepan
CZE
15
76
83
0
0
159
€ 0
143
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON Mathieu
FRA
15
80
79
0
0
159
€ 0
145
MRUZEK Peter
CZE
16
78
82
0
0
160
€ 0
145
SIWY (AM) David
CZE
16
82
78
0
0
160
€ 0
147
ZUSTAK (AM) Lukas
SVK
18
73
89
0
0
162
€ 0
148
LUCANSKY (AM) Branislav
SVK
19
83
80
0
0
163
€ 0
149
VIDA (AM) Sebastian
SVK
29
90
83
0
0
173
€ 0
150
FORD Charlie
ENG
7
79
0
0
0
79
€ 0
150
FRIESZ Jan
SVK
14
86
0
0
0
86
€ 0
150
GAL Petr
CZE
4
76
0
0
0
76
€ 0
150
GEYGER Nico
CHI
3
75
0
0
0
75
€ 0
150
MEJOW Philipp
GER
1
73
0
0
0
73
€ 0
150
SAXTON Reinier
NED
1
73
0
0
0
73
€ 0
156
BLOMSTRAND Christofer
SWE
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0