Euram Bank Open R4

Hill returns to winner's circle in Austria

July 18-21
GC Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria
€185,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Calum Hill carded just three bogeys in 72 holes to win the Euram Bank Open, his second European Challenge Tour title, at Golf Club Adamstal and jump into the top 15 on the Order of Merit.

Euram Bank Open R4 - Hill returns to winner's circle in Austria
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The Scot added a bogey-free 66, four under par, to his opening rounds of 65-64-67 to reach 18 under par and win by four shots ahead of countryman Ewen Ferguson and Portugal’s José -Filipe Lima, who both finished on 14 under par following final rounds of 64 and 65, respectively.

Prior to this week, Hill had endured a mixed season with two top tens and three missed cuts from eight starts. However, a tie for 26th place at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open last week offered glimpses of a return to the type of form which saw him win in only his fifth Challenge Tour start last year, and with his tremendous performance in Austria, he has showed he is truly back to his best.

“I’ve been saying it my coach, management team and parents that I’ve felt like my game was in a nice position, but I haven’t been managing it particularly well,” he said.


“I wasn’t missing in the correct spot if I was missing or my short game wasn’t tight enough to get up and down all the time, so I was making quite a few errors that were a little uncharacteristic, so my scoring was quite poor.

“There were little glimpses of it coming together with a few low scores, but I’ve tightened it up in the last couple of weeks and I’m scoring a lot better.

“I’m very happy with how the day and the week has gone. It’s fantastic to get another win and not only secure next year but it will hopefully push me forward to finishing in the top 15.”

The 24-year-old, who won the Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf in 2018, entered the final round with a three-shot lead from Matt Ford in second place. However that advantage had disappeared by the time the duo reached the fifth tee box following a quick start by the Englishman, but the leaderboard getting tighter only heightened Hill’s focus.

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“In my mind, I thought if I got to 20 under, I should win on that number, but three holes in, I was tied,” he said.

“Matt had a really good start and we were all square through four holes, so it tightened it up a little and made it more interesting. I had to focus and minimise the errors and make a few birdies along the way to try and give myself a chance.

“I was hitting really nice golf shots, but my putts just weren’t dropping. They weren’t great rolls but I think I eased into my putting a little slower than I eased into my long game.

“I wasn’t worried about not keeping up with Matt because I felt like I could keep plotting away and make fewer errors. I figured that if I could get to three or four under, then he would have to get to eight under and you’ve got to play great golf to get that deep.”

Ferguson flew up the leaderboard on day four to secure his best Challenge Tour finish of tied second with Lima, both of whom kept the bogeys off the card and in doing so finished one shot clear of Ford, Grégory Havret, Rikard Karlberg and Oliver Lindell who all shared fourth place on 13 under par.

Frenchman Ugo Coussaud and Poland’s Adrian Meronk completed the top ten having finished on 12 under par, with both men carding four under par rounds of 66.


Meanwhile, two-time European Tour winner Julien Quesne set a new course record at Golf Club Adamstal after signing for a superb nine under par round of 61, beating the previous record by one.

With his win, Hill jumps to sixth place in the Challenge Tour Rankings while Ferguson’s second place moves him onto the cusp of the top 15, in 17th spot.

After a week’s break in the International Schedule, the Challenge Tour will travel to Finland for the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge from August 1-4.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
HILL Calum
SCO
-18
65
64
67
66
262
€ 29,600
2
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-14
68
67
67
64
266
€ 16,650
2
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-14
67
69
65
65
266
€ 16,650
4
FORD Matt
ENG
-13
67
65
67
68
267
€ 8,418
4
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-13
70
64
69
64
267
€ 8,418
4
KARLBERG Rikard
SWE
-13
67
68
66
66
267
€ 8,418
4
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-13
66
66
68
67
267
€ 8,418
8
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-12
65
69
68
66
268
€ 4,810
8
MERONK Adrian
POL
-12
68
66
68
66
268
€ 4,810
10
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
-11
70
63
68
68
269
€ 3,654
10
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
-11
68
71
67
63
269
€ 3,654
10
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-11
65
69
68
67
269
€ 3,654
10
STALTER Joël
FRA
-11
68
65
68
68
269
€ 3,654
14
SALMINEN Mikael
FIN
-10
69
65
69
67
270
€ 2,960
14
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-10
62
69
70
69
270
€ 2,960
14
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
-10
69
66
66
69
270
€ 2,960
17
HOLMES Evan
CAN
-9
69
66
69
67
271
€ 2,498
17
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-9
70
68
70
63
271
€ 2,498
19
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-8
65
67
72
68
272
€ 1,921
19
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-8
69
67
66
70
272
€ 1,921
19
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-8
68
68
70
66
272
€ 1,921
19
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-8
68
71
72
61
272
€ 1,921
19
TILEY Steven
ENG
-8
67
68
71
66
272
€ 1,921
19
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-8
66
67
69
70
272
€ 1,921
25
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-7
70
65
65
73
273
€ 1,628
25
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-7
70
67
69
67
273
€ 1,628
25
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
-7
70
68
66
69
273
€ 1,628
25
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-7
70
68
68
67
273
€ 1,628
25
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
-7
67
71
62
73
273
€ 1,628
30
BRUN Julien
FRA
-6
69
70
68
67
274
€ 1,443
30
GREGORY Scott
ENG
-6
68
70
65
71
274
€ 1,443
30
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-6
68
71
67
68
274
€ 1,443
30
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-6
69
69
67
69
274
€ 1,443
30
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-6
66
70
67
71
274
€ 1,443
35
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-5
67
67
71
70
275
€ 1,295
35
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-5
68
71
69
67
275
€ 1,295
35
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-5
68
70
67
70
275
€ 1,295
38
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-4
68
69
68
71
276
€ 1,166
38
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-4
67
65
74
70
276
€ 1,166
38
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-4
67
70
69
70
276
€ 1,166
38
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-4
67
68
67
74
276
€ 1,166
42
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-3
68
70
72
67
277
€ 962
42
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
-3
65
73
65
74
277
€ 962
42
GAGNE Luis
CRC
-3
71
64
73
69
277
€ 962
42
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
-3
68
70
69
70
277
€ 962
42
HUIZING Daan
NED
-3
67
66
68
76
277
€ 962
42
RIU Victor
FRA
-3
72
66
71
68
277
€ 962
42
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
-3
71
62
77
67
277
€ 962
49
CANTER Laurie
ENG
-2
70
67
70
71
278
€ 751
49
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
-2
70
68
68
72
278
€ 751
49
ERKENBECK James
USA
-2
66
70
74
68
278
€ 751
49
HANSON Chris
ENG
-2
70
69
69
70
278
€ 751
49
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
-2
71
67
71
69
278
€ 751
54
ITEN Marco
SUI
-1
69
67
70
73
279
€ 675
54
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-1
68
70
70
71
279
€ 675
56
GASPAR Miguel
POR
0
69
70
70
71
280
€ 648
56
LIPOLD (AM) Lukas
AUT
0
67
70
72
71
280
€ 0
58
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
1
66
72
71
72
281
€ 611
58
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
1
68
70
70
73
281
€ 611
58
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
1
70
67
71
73
281
€ 611
61
KING Gary
ENG
2
70
68
73
71
282
€ 546
61
VALASEK Peter
SVK
2
72
67
74
69
282
€ 546
61
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
2
70
69
70
73
282
€ 546
61
YOUNG Mark
ENG
2
69
67
72
74
282
€ 546
65
CIANCHETTI Luca
ITA
5
74
65
74
72
285
€ 500
65
REGNER (AM) Niklas
AUT
5
70
68
71
76
285
€ 0
67
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
6
66
71
75
74
286
€ 481
68
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
11
72
67
74
78
291
€ 463
69
SCHULZ Felix
AUT
12
68
71
81
72
292
€ 444
70
ALLAN James
ENG
0
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
70
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
0
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
70
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
0
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
70
FREIBURGHAUS Jeremy
SUI
0
68
72
0
0
140
€ 0
70
FRITSCH Florian
GER
0
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
70
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
0
67
73
0
0
140
€ 0
70
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
0
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
70
MARIN Jose I
ESP
0
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
70
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
0
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
70
ROBB Chris
SCO
0
68
72
0
0
140
€ 0
70
ROSS James
SCO
0
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
70
STAL Gary
FRA
0
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
70
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
0
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
83
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
1
71
70
0
0
141
€ 0
83
HENRY Scott
SCO
1
67
74
0
0
141
€ 0
83
LASKEY Mark
WAL
1
74
67
0
0
141
€ 0
83
MADDY Paul
ENG
1
72
69
0
0
141
€ 0
83
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
1
69
72
0
0
141
€ 0
83
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
1
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
89
ENEFER Will
ENG
2
73
69
0
0
142
€ 0
89
EVANS Ryan
ENG
2
72
70
0
0
142
€ 0
89
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
2
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
89
HOEY Michael
NIR
2
72
70
0
0
142
€ 0
89
HOWIE Craig
SCO
2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
89
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
2
71
71
0
0
142
€ 0
89
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
89
SATAMA Henri
FIN
2
74
68
0
0
142
€ 0
97
BOOTE David
WAL
3
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
97
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
3
75
68
0
0
143
€ 0
97
NEUMAYER Bernard
AUT
3
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
97
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
3
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
97
VAN DOREN Yente
BEL
3
75
68
0
0
143
€ 0
97
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
3
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
103
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
4
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
103
ARIZABALETA Alvaro
COL
4
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
103
BALTL Timon
AUT
4
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
103
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
4
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
103
DAUX Franck
FRA
4
69
75
0
0
144
€ 0
103
DEL MORAL Carlos
ESP
4
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
103
GLOET Christian
DEN
4
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
103
HUNT Toby
WAL
4
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
103
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
4
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
103
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
4
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
113
BAEK Peter L
DEN
5
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
113
CRUZ Tiago
POR
5
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
113
DAWSON Robin
IRL
5
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
113
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
5
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
113
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
5
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
113
JOHN Allen
GER
5
68
77
0
0
145
€ 0
113
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
5
68
77
0
0
145
€ 0
113
SHIM Jaewoo
KOR
5
76
69
0
0
145
€ 0
113
STEWART Duncan
SCO
5
69
76
0
0
145
€ 0
113
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
5
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
113
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
5
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
124
ECHENIQUE Rafa
ARG
6
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
124
GRENVILLE-WOOD Joshua
ENG
6
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
126
BESSA Tomás
POR
7
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
126
BREZOVSKY Michal
SVK
7
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
126
DEAN Joe
ENG
7
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
126
FOLK (AM) Gerold
AUT
7
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
126
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
7
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
126
JACKLIN Sean
SCO
7
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
126
MAURER Jürgen
AUT
7
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
133
BERARDO Clément
FRA
8
68
80
0
0
148
€ 0
133
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
8
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
133
MIKKOLA Ossi
FIN
8
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
133
MOHR Marcus
ENG
8
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
133
O’ROURKE Conor
IRL
8
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
133
PEACOCK Daniel
NIR
8
77
71
0
0
148
€ 0
139
CASALEGNO Carlo
ITA
9
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
139
KORINEK Ales
CZE
9
71
78
0
0
149
€ 0
139
MURRAY Tom
ENG
9
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
139
PERRIER Damien
FRA
9
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
139
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
9
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
144
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
11
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
145
COHEN Perry
SUI
12
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
145
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
12
69
83
0
0
152
€ 0
147
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
13
71
82
0
0
153
€ 0
147
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
13
79
74
0
0
153
€ 0
149
ALBERTUS Max
NED
16
75
81
0
0
156
€ 0
150
STEAD Brady
CAN
19
84
75
0
0
159
€ 0
151
KEMALOGLU Ediz
TUR
21
80
81
0
0
161
€ 0
152
Hundebøll JØRGENSEN Oliver
DEN
9
79
0
0
0
79
€ 0
153
ECCLES Ben
AUS
8
78
0
0
0
78
€ 0
154
MURRAY Michael
USA
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
154
STARK Oscar
SWE
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
154
TREE Toby
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0