European Challenge Tour

Euram Bank Open 2018

July 26-29

Golf Club Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria

July 26-29

Golf Club Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria

Round 4

Van Driel emerges victorious in Austria

July 29, 2018

Darius van Driel survived an epic Sunday battle at the top of the leaderboard to claim his first win on the European Challenge Tour at the inaugural Euram Bank Open.

Van Driel emerges victorious in Austria, ©European Tour

- European Tour

The Dutchman began the final round with a share of the lead alongside Scotland’s David Law — two shots clear of Road To Ras Al Khaimah leader Joachim B. Hansen and American Sean Crocker, who made the cut at last week’s 147th Open Championship.

After his second birdie of the day on the par four fifth hole, van Driel had taken sole possession of the lead but was quickly joined by Crocker after he started his final round with birdies on four of the first seven holes.

Crocker briefly held the solo-lead following a van Driel bogey on the par three eight hole, but when the American dropped a shot at the 9th, van Driel reasserted himself atop the Euram Bank Open leaderboard by birdieing the same hole.

The lead continued to change hands throughout the back-nine and by the time the penultimate pairing reached the penultimate hole, all four players in the final two groups were tied on 16 under par.

Crocker was the first of the quartet to fall off as he bogeyed the par four 17th hole and was then joined by his playing partner Hansen on 15 under par as the Dane made a four on the closing par three.

“On 17 I thought ‘well this is the one’ and luckily I made birdie there,” van Driel said. “It helped me to take a one stroke lead to the last, which is what you want on a par three.”

Law did not drop a shot the entire final day, but he could only manage to make par on the closing holes.

Van Driel barely missed the green on the 72nd hole and played a quality shot to within a few feet of the cup, but the distance left for victory felt much longer for The Hague resident who had never won on the Challenge Tour.

“It was a little bit too long,” he said. “I know I chipped it close, but it was still too far away to really be at ease about it. I felt my hands shaking, but luckily it went in.

“It feels great. At the start of the season I didn’t think it would be possible to win this year, but it all came together this week, so I’m very happy with it.”

With the win, van Driel jumps 126 places on the Road To Ras Al Khaimah and is now in a position to make a push towards finishing the season inside the top-15 as several key events on the Challenge Tour International Schedule remain.

“This changes things big time,” he said. “I was already planning on preparing for Q-School but now I move up a few spots in the rankings, so it changes a lot.

“The end of last year and the start of this year I switched between clubs a little bit and found it hard to get into the groove.

“The last few weeks there have been a lot of birdies but also a lot of bogeys. This week, apart from the first round, I kept the bogeys off my card and that was the key to winning.”

The Challenge Tour now travels to Sweden for the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson at Katrineholms Golf Club for the 17th event on the Road To Ras Al Khaimah.

Pos.
Name
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Rankings Points
Official Prize Money
1
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-17
70
64
62
67
263
28,800
€ 28,800
2
LAW David
SCO
-16
66
68
62
68
264
19,800
€ 19,800
3
CROCKER Sean
USA
-15
64
65
69
67
265
11,700
€ 11,700
3
HANSEN Joachim B.
DEN
-15
65
65
68
67
265
11,700
€ 11,700
5
HENRY Scott
SCO
-13
68
68
66
65
267
7,320
€ 7,320
5
KESKARI Martin
GER
-13
69
68
62
68
267
7,320
€ 7,320
5
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-13
71
68
62
66
267
7,320
€ 7,320
8
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
-12
69
67
64
68
268
4,440
€ 4,440
8
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-12
64
70
66
68
268
4,440
€ 4,440
8
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
-12
68
69
66
65
268
4,440
€ 4,440
11
KORINEK Ales
CZE
-11
67
70
67
65
269
3,240
€ 3,240
11
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-11
65
71
65
68
269
3,240
€ 3,240
11
MURRAY Tom
ENG
-11
69
67
65
68
269
3,240
€ 3,240
11
SARASTI Juan
ESP
-11
72
64
64
69
269
3,240
€ 3,240
11
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-11
67
66
70
66
269
3,240
€ 3,240
16
BESSELING Wil
NED
-9
65
72
69
65
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
DAVIDSON Jack
WAL
-9
71
65
65
70
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
EINHAUS Sean
GER
-9
68
67
68
68
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
-9
68
67
67
69
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
-9
68
68
69
66
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-9
70
68
67
66
271
2,193
€ 2,193
16
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
-9
68
64
70
69
271
2,193
€ 2,193
23
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
-8
67
69
71
65
272
1,692
€ 1,692
23
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-8
70
68
62
72
272
1,692
€ 1,692
23
LIPPARELLI Edoardo Raffaele
ITA
-8
66
69
71
66
272
1,692
€ 1,692
26
ALLAN James
ENG
-7
68
68
70
67
273
1,548
€ 1,548
26
HILL Calum
SCO
-7
65
67
71
70
273
1,548
€ 1,548
26
HUIZING Daan
NED
-7
72
66
69
66
273
1,548
€ 1,548
26
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
-7
68
68
69
68
273
1,548
€ 1,548
26
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
NED
-7
67
68
70
68
273
1,548
€ 1,548
31
BRUN Julien
FRA
-6
69
69
66
70
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-6
65
71
66
72
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
CASEY Harry
ENG
-6
69
67
72
66
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
CRUZ Tiago
POR
-6
71
67
66
70
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
DOBIAS Marc
SUI
-6
68
65
71
70
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-6
72
67
67
68
274
1,332
€ 1,332
31
MØLLER Niklas Norgaard
DEN
-6
68
71
67
68
274
1,332
€ 1,332
38
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-5
67
72
70
66
275
1,116
€ 1,116
38
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-5
69
69
70
67
275
1,116
€ 1,116
38
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
-5
69
69
68
69
275
1,116
€ 1,116
38
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-5
70
68
69
68
275
1,116
€ 1,116
38
VENTURA Kristoffer
NOR
-5
66
70
67
72
275
1,116
€ 1,116
43
ERKENBECK James
USA
-4
67
71
72
66
276
972
€ 972
43
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
-4
68
70
66
72
276
972
€ 972
43
OVESEN Martin
DEN
-4
72
66
69
69
276
972
€ 972
46
BALTL Timon
AUT
-3
72
66
70
69
277
846
€ 846
46
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
-3
67
71
69
70
277
846
€ 846
46
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-3
70
68
73
66
277
846
€ 846
46
PLANT Alfie
ENG
-3
67
71
71
68
277
846
€ 846
50
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-2
67
68
69
74
278
726
€ 726
50
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
69
68
70
71
278
726
€ 726
50
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-2
68
65
72
73
278
726
€ 726
53
LIESER Ondrej
CZE
-1
69
70
70
70
279
675
€ 675
53
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-1
68
65
72
74
279
675
€ 675
55
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
0
69
70
70
71
280
639
€ 639
55
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
0
69
70
69
72
280
639
€ 639
57
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
1
67
72
74
68
281
594
€ 594
57
GASPAR Miguel
POR
1
69
68
67
77
281
594
€ 594
57
GOYA Estanislao
ARG
1
70
68
70
73
281
594
€ 594
60
PASTOR Marcos
ESP
3
66
65
75
77
283
558
€ 558
61
MCELROY Dermot
NIR
4
70
68
69
77
284
540
€ 540
62
KAKKO Roope
FIN
5
69
69
67
80
285
513
€ 513
62
REITER Berni
AUT
5
68
67
77
73
285
513
€ 513
64
BOYD Gary
ENG
0
72
68
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
FINCH Richard
ENG
0
71
69
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
0
68
72
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
HABELER Markus
AUT
0
68
72
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
HURLEY Gary
IRL
0
71
69
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
0
70
70
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
MCCLAIN Wes
USA
0
75
65
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
REGNER (AM) Niklas
AUT
0
67
73
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
ROBERTSHAWE Samuel
ENG
0
68
72
0
0
140
0
€ 0
64
STARK Oscar
SWE
0
72
68
0
0
140
0
€ 0
74
ADAMS James
ENG
1
74
67
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
ASTL Leonhard
AUT
1
72
69
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
BAEK Peter L
DEN
1
70
71
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
BONNING Otto
SWE
1
71
70
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
BOOTE David
WAL
1
69
72
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
1
72
69
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
1
73
68
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
HODKINSON Adam
ENG
1
72
69
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
1
71
70
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
KOERBLER Christoph
AUT
1
70
71
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
MADDY Paul
ENG
1
72
69
0
0
141
0
€ 0
74
ZUCCHETTI Federico
ITA
1
73
68
0
0
141
0
€ 0
86
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
2
70
72
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
CASEY Brian
IRL
2
73
69
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
SWE
2
73
69
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
FORD Matt
ENG
2
71
71
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
2
77
65
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
GOGER Robin
AUT
2
73
69
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
HOEY Michael
NIR
2
70
72
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
2
72
70
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
LEON Hugo
CHI
2
69
73
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
MARIN Jose I
ESP
2
72
70
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
NEUMAYER Bernard
AUT
2
69
73
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
ROEBUCK Will
ENG
2
70
72
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
SAINZ Javier
ESP
2
71
71
0
0
142
0
€ 0
86
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
2
69
73
0
0
142
0
€ 0
100
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
3
74
69
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
3
72
71
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
DYSON Simon
ENG
3
76
67
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
FORREST Grant
SCO
3
74
69
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
HJELM Rasmus
DEN
3
72
71
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
MEYER Chris
USA
3
72
71
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
RIU Victor
FRA
3
73
70
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
RUUSKA Lauri
FIN
3
69
74
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
SHIELDS Paul
SCO
3
71
72
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
VAISANEN Linus
FIN
3
73
70
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
3
72
71
0
0
143
0
€ 0
100
YAMAC (AM) Taner
TUR
3
70
73
0
0
143
0
€ 0
112
BROWN Daniel
ENG
4
71
73
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
4
76
68
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
COCHA Tommy
ARG
4
72
72
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
LINDBERG Mikael
SWE
4
72
72
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
4
69
75
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
MAKITALO Jaakko
FIN
4
75
69
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
O'SULLIVAN LUKE
NZL
4
69
75
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
PETERSSON Robin
SWE
4
73
71
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
4
72
72
0
0
144
0
€ 0
112
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
4
74
70
0
0
144
0
€ 0
122
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
5
73
72
0
0
145
0
€ 0
122
DEDEK Petr
CZE
5
70
75
0
0
145
0
€ 0
122
KING Gary
ENG
5
72
73
0
0
145
0
€ 0
125
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
6
70
76
0
0
146
0
€ 0
125
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
6
72
74
0
0
146
0
€ 0
125
VALASEK Peter
SVK
6
69
77
0
0
146
0
€ 0
125
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
6
72
74
0
0
146
0
€ 0
125
VIBE-HASTRUP Mads
DEN
6
72
74
0
0
146
0
€ 0
130
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
7
75
72
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
KAHLOS Juuso
FIN
7
74
73
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
7
72
75
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
MARJAN Ahmed
MAR
7
72
75
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
MAURER Jürgen
AUT
7
77
70
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
STAL Gary
FRA
7
73
74
0
0
147
0
€ 0
130
WALZ Maximilian
GER
7
73
74
0
0
147
0
€ 0
137
AMOR Ben
ENG
8
74
74
0
0
148
0
€ 0
137
BRENNAN Daniel
IRL
8
74
74
0
0
148
0
€ 0
137
LUDWIG Michael
AUT
8
74
74
0
0
148
0
€ 0
137
SEGUROLA Jose Pablo
ESP
8
76
72
0
0
148
0
€ 0
141
EROFEJEFF Peter
FIN
10
76
74
0
0
150
0
€ 0
142
FRIESZ Jan
SVK
11
74
77
0
0
151
0
€ 0
142
GRUBER Rene
AUT
11
76
75
0
0
151
0
€ 0
144
BERTRAN Victor
ESP
13
72
81
0
0
153
0
€ 0
144
FELDER Zeno
SUI
13
77
76
0
0
153
0
€ 0
146
MOORE Fraser
SCO
16
77
79
0
0
156
0
€ 0
147
MARSH Nick
ENG
17
83
74
0
0
157
0
€ 0
147
ROBINSON Ben
ENG
17
82
75
0
0
157
0
€ 0
149
HILLEARD Josh
ENG
19
77
82
0
0
159
0
€ 0
150
GORNIK Tim
SLO
29
77
92
0
0
169
0
€ 0
151
KELLETT Ross
SCO
7
77
0
0
0
77
0
€ 0
151
LGUIRATI Ayoub
MAR
7
77
0
0
0
77
0
€ 0
153
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
Pos.
Name
To Par
Official Prize Money
1
VAN DRIEL Darius
-17
€ 28,800
2
LAW David
-16
€ 19,800
3
CROCKER Sean
-15
€ 11,700
3
HANSEN Joachim B.
-15
€ 11,700
5
HENRY Scott
-13
€ 7,320
5
KESKARI Martin
-13
€ 7,320
5
VIRTO Borja
-13
€ 7,320
8
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
-12
€ 4,440
8
MRUZEK Filip
-12
€ 4,440
8
RITTHAMMER Bernd
-12
€ 4,440
11
KORINEK Ales
-11
€ 3,240
11
LAPORTA Francesco
-11
€ 3,240
11
MURRAY Tom
-11
€ 3,240
11
SARASTI Juan
-11
€ 3,240
11
STEWART Duncan
-11
€ 3,240
16
BESSELING Wil
-9
€ 2,193
16
DAVIDSON Jack
-9
€ 2,193
16
EINHAUS Sean
-9
€ 2,193
16
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
-9
€ 2,193
16
MANLEY Stuart
-9
€ 2,193
16
MATUS Stanislav
-9
€ 2,193
16
TRAPPEL Manuel
-9
€ 2,193
23
DI NITTO Enrico
-8
€ 1,692
23
GRADECKI Mateusz
-8
€ 1,692
23
LIPPARELLI Edoardo Raffaele
-8
€ 1,692
26
ALLAN James
-7
€ 1,548
26
HILL Calum
-7
€ 1,548
26
HUIZING Daan
-7
€ 1,548
26
KUNZENBACHER Julian
-7
€ 1,548
26
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
-7
€ 1,548
31
BRUN Julien
-6
€ 1,332
31
CARLSSON Johan
-6
€ 1,332
31
CASEY Harry
-6
€ 1,332
31
CRUZ Tiago
-6
€ 1,332
31
DOBIAS Marc
-6
€ 1,332
31
EASTON Bryce
-6
€ 1,332
31
MØLLER Niklas Norgaard
-6
€ 1,332
38
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
-5
€ 1,116
38
PERRIER Damien
-5
€ 1,116
38
RUTHERFORD Jamie
-5
€ 1,116
38
VAN MEIJEL Lars
-5
€ 1,116
38
VENTURA Kristoffer
-5
€ 1,116
43
ERKENBECK James
-4
€ 972
43
JOANNES Hugues
-4
€ 972
43
OVESEN Martin
-4
€ 972
46
BALTL Timon
-3
€ 846
46
MCBRIDE Paul
-3
€ 846
46
NEMECZ Lukas
-3
€ 846
46
PLANT Alfie
-3
€ 846
50
DE SOUSA Raphaël
-2
€ 726
50
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
-2
€ 726
50
LINARD Thomas
-2
€ 726
53
LIESER Ondrej
-1
€ 675
53
SHARVIN Cormac
-1
€ 675
55
MCDONALD Jack
0
€ 639
55
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