European Challenge Tour

Foshan Open 2018

October 18-21

Foshan Golf Club, Foshan City, China

$500,000

October 18-21

Foshan Golf Club, Foshan City, China

$500,000

Round 4

Victor The Great reigns in Foshan

October 21, 2018

Victor Perez secured his 2019 European Tour card with a dramatic play-off victory over Robert MacIntyre at the Foshan Open.

Victor The Great reigns in Foshan, © Richard Castka/sportpixgolf.com

- Richard Castka/sportpixgolf.com

Several players jostled for the lead throughout the final day but it was Perez and MacIntyre who were tied after 72 holes, with the Frenchman posting a three under 69 and the Scot a seven under 65 to finish on 19 under par in total. They returned to the 18th hole for a play-off and it was Perez who emerged triumphant, holing a birdie after the Scot could only card a par.

With his win in Foshan, the 26 year old moves to second on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah and after securing a memorable victory, he admits to experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions during a tough final day.

“It was actually really hard to go off with the lead, on a course like this which is playable,” he said. “Everybody is going to come at you.

“Even the guys at 11 under could have shot eight under and been in the play-off today. It was a little bit windier and it made some of the holes a little bit harder.

“I think Peter, my caddy, and I did a really good job of just staying patient and waiting for holes to get looks. The stress on top of everything makes a 15-footer become a 22-footer and all of a sudden you’re thinking about two-putting.

“I was so close last year and just came up short with a little lack of experience. I feel like I played such great golf since August with all those top tens and top 15s. I couldn’t be happier.

“I’ve really been getting myself in positions without getting the results I wanted. I was hoping I’d capitalise at some point and it just happens to be in the biggest week of the year.”

MacIntyre had set the clubhouse lead at 19 under par with an incredible eagle on the 18th hole which sent the Foshan crowd into frenzy and after hearing the celebrations, Perez knew he had work to do with two holes to play before holing a phenomenal putt of his own on the final hole.

“I heard the reaction to Robert MacIntyre’s putt,” he said. “We were on the 17th fairway and we heard the biggest roar. I turned to Peter and went ‘oh no, somebody did it’.

“I was expecting something because I knew Jack Singh Brar was making a run and Max Orrin was right there making a run, Sean Crocker was making a run and it could’ve been anybody’s tournament.

“One shot could have dropped you four or five places, it was really nerve-wracking coming down the stretch.

“I got a bit of grace on 18 with that huge putt, it’s a one in a million type of putt. I haven’t dropped one all week and then I drop one and it happens to be there on 18.

“A play-off is a play-off, it can go either way and I was fortunate to come out on top today.”

Perez now heads into the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final with a chance to top the Rankings, something which the Frenchman is relishing.

“It’s a game-changer at this point,” he said. “It means I’ll be a little bit less stressed than this time last year. Thankfully it’s behind me now and I can look to the future. I can go into next week with a chance to win the Challenge Tour Rankings, depending on how JB Hansen plays.

“I’ve given myself the chance to win the Tour which would obviously be another big step which I could add to my résumé. I can start looking forward to next year with new tournaments and a different schedule.

“It’s an achievement that I can’t really put into words. Pulling in a win in the biggest week of the year is unbelievable.”

Perez and MacIntyre top a packed leaderboard at the end of the Foshan Open, with Sean Crocker and Max Orrin finishing one shot behind on 18 under par. Englishman Jack Singh Brar and Darius van Driel, of The Netherlands, were a shot further back on 17 under.

Oscar Lengden, Adrian Meronk and Jack Wilson finished on 16 under, while Ewen Ferguson and Francesco Laporta finished tied tenth on 15 under.

It’s all change on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah heading into the Grand Final, with Pedro Figueiredo, Oliver Wilson and Dimitrios Papadatos dropping out of the top 15, being replaced by Perez, MacIntyre and Crocker.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
PEREZ Victor
FRA
-19
68
65
67
69
269
€ 69,686
2
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-19
68
72
64
65
269
€ 47,909
3
CROCKER Sean
USA
-18
72
64
68
66
270
€ 28,310
3
ORRIN Max
ENG
-18
69
67
67
67
270
€ 28,310
5
SINGH BRAR Jack
ENG
-17
63
70
70
68
271
€ 19,599
5
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-17
68
69
67
67
271
€ 19,599
7
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-16
65
70
68
69
272
€ 12,195
7
MERONK Adrian
POL
-16
70
66
67
69
272
€ 12,195
7
WILSON Jack
AUS
-16
69
66
69
68
272
€ 12,195
10
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-15
69
64
70
70
273
€ 9,146
10
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-15
70
69
63
71
273
€ 9,146
12
ECCLES Ben
AUS
-14
69
66
71
68
274
€ 7,622
12
KARLSSON Anton
SWE
-14
70
68
70
66
274
€ 7,622
12
LAW David
SCO
-14
66
68
72
68
274
€ 7,622
12
WILSON Oliver
ENG
-14
67
71
66
70
274
€ 7,622
16
ITEN Marco
SUI
-13
68
73
67
67
275
€ 6,315
16
TARREN Callum
ENG
-13
65
68
69
73
275
€ 6,315
18
ARNAUS Adri
ESP
-12
70
70
67
69
276
€ 4,784
18
EVANS Ben
ENG
-12
75
64
69
68
276
€ 4,784
18
HOEY Michael
NIR
-12
70
69
67
70
276
€ 4,784
18
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-12
66
71
67
72
276
€ 4,784
18
SODERBERG Sebastian
SWE
-12
66
71
67
72
276
€ 4,784
18
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-12
72
67
69
68
276
€ 4,784
24
HILL Calum
SCO
-11
68
71
66
72
277
€ 4,051
24
TILEY Steven
ENG
-11
71
68
68
70
277
€ 4,051
26
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
-10
71
68
70
69
278
€ 3,571
26
FORREST Grant
SCO
-10
70
69
72
67
278
€ 3,571
26
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-10
68
66
71
73
278
€ 3,571
26
JOHANNESSEN Kristian Krogh
NOR
-10
69
72
66
71
278
€ 3,571
26
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-10
68
71
68
71
278
€ 3,571
26
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-10
70
69
66
73
278
€ 3,571
26
LUO Xuewen
CHN
-10
70
70
67
71
278
€ 3,571
26
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
-10
69
68
72
69
278
€ 3,571
26
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-10
68
71
70
69
278
€ 3,571
35
CAO Yi
CHN
-9
67
71
70
71
279
€ 2,875
35
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
-9
70
68
71
70
279
€ 2,875
35
GEYGER Nico
CHI
-9
65
70
71
73
279
€ 2,875
35
LANGASQUE Romain
FRA
-9
70
70
66
73
279
€ 2,875
35
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-9
70
71
69
69
279
€ 2,875
35
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-9
68
73
72
66
279
€ 2,875
35
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-9
70
71
66
72
279
€ 2,875
42
BESSELING Wil
NED
-8
69
71
67
73
280
€ 2,308
42
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
-8
71
70
66
73
280
€ 2,308
42
LEE Beon Yeong
CAN
-8
72
69
68
71
280
€ 2,308
42
OUYANG Zheng
CHN
-8
68
69
73
70
280
€ 2,308
42
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
AUS
-8
65
72
73
70
280
€ 2,308
42
YE Jianfeng
CHN
-8
67
69
73
71
280
€ 2,308
48
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-7
70
69
74
68
281
€ 1,916
48
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-7
67
70
71
73
281
€ 1,916
48
PHADUNGSIL Chinnarat
THA
-7
72
69
73
67
281
€ 1,916
51
BAN Shotaro
USA
-6
72
67
70
73
282
€ 1,699
51
JUNG Sunil
CAN
-6
68
71
70
73
282
€ 1,699
51
MACPHERSON Bryden
AUS
-6
73
68
71
70
282
€ 1,699
54
STOW Ben
ENG
-5
72
68
71
72
283
€ 1,612
55
CHEN Zihao
CHN
-4
67
71
71
75
284
€ 1,546
55
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-4
66
71
72
75
284
€ 1,546
57
LIANG (AM) Enqi
CHN
-3
72
69
71
73
285
€ 0
58
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-2
69
69
72
76
286
€ 1,459
58
WU Hongfu
CHN
-2
70
69
75
72
286
€ 1,459
60
CHEN Dinggen
CHN
-1
68
73
71
75
287
€ 1,394
61
SU Dong
CHN
1
70
71
76
72
289
€ 1,350
62
FAN Shiyu
CHN
3
70
70
72
79
291
€ 1,285
62
WU Tuxuan
CHN
3
68
72
77
74
291
€ 1,285
64
CHEN Xiaozhong
CHN
-2
74
68
0
0
142
€ 0
64
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
74
68
0
0
142
€ 0
64
LAWSON Deyen
AUS
-2
67
75
0
0
142
€ 0
64
LIN K.P.
TPE
-2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
64
MA Chengyao
CHN
-2
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
64
SAMOOJA Kalle
FIN
-2
72
70
0
0
142
€ 0
64
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-2
75
67
0
0
142
€ 0
64
WANG Dongyu
CHN
-2
68
74
0
0
142
€ 0
64
ZHANG Huilin
CHN
-2
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
73
BRANDT-RICHARDS Dale
AUS
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
73
CHAO Haimeng
CHN
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
73
CHIEN Sam
USA
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
73
COHEN Maxwell
USA
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
73
HANSEN Joachim B.
DEN
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
73
HE Shaocai
CHN
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
73
HUANG Wenyi
CHN
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
73
HUIZING Daan
NED
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
73
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
73
LEE Chieh-po
TPE
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
73
PARK Sunghyuk
KOR
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
73
PERRY Mathew
NZL
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
73
SHE Zihan
CHN
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
73
TOOMEY Luke
NZL
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
87
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
87
FORD Matt
ENG
0
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
87
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
87
IWAI Ryoma
JPN
0
68
76
0
0
144
€ 0
87
JIN Daxing
CHN
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
87
MURRAY Tom
ENG
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
87
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
87
ZHANG Zi-Hong
CHN
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
95
HAK Shun Yat
HKG
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
95
HENRY Scott
SCO
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
95
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
1
77
68
0
0
145
€ 0
95
WANG Xu
CHN
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
95
XING Yixin
CHN
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
95
ZHU Weiyu
CHN
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
101
GAGLI Lorenzo
ITA
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
101
HU Diandian
CHN
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
101
LEON Hugo
CHI
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
101
LIN (AM) Yuxin
CHN
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
101
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
101
XIAO Bowen
CHN
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
101
YANG Yinong
CHN
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
108
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
108
ZHUANG Zhu
CHN
3
69
78
0
0
147
€ 0
110
MI Yiyuan
CHN
4
77
71
0
0
148
€ 0
111
HE Zeming
CHN
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
111
JOHNSTON Liam
SCO
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
111
LEE Kevin
KOR
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
111
LIU Zehao
CHN
5
71
78
0
0
149
€ 0
111
ZHANG Changlei
CHN
5
77
72
0
0
149
€ 0
111
ZHOU Guowu
CHN
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
117
BELT Alex
ENG
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 0
117
ZEMMER Aron
ITA
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
119
ZHI Shang
CHN
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
120
PRATEEPTIENCHAI Suteepat
THA
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
121
HUANG (AM) Jia pei
CHN
20
79
85
0
0
164
€ 0
122
LIN (AM) Yuhsuan
TPE
45
92
97
0
0
189
€ 0
123
BAEK Todd
KOR
0
77
0
0
0
77
€ 0
123
KANG Jeffrey
USA
4
76
0
0
0
76
€ 0
123
WILKIN Fraser
NZL
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
123
YOON Sejun
USA
1
73
0
0
0
73
€ 0
Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R4
Total
1
PEREZ Victor
FRA
-19
69
269
2
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-19
65
269
3
CROCKER Sean
USA
-18
66
270
3
ORRIN Max
ENG
-18
67
270
5
SINGH BRAR Jack
ENG
-17
68
271
5
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-17
67
271
7
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-16
69
272
7
MERONK Adrian
POL
-16
69
272
7
WILSON Jack
AUS
-16
68
272
10
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-15
70
273
10
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-15
71
273
12
ECCLES Ben
AUS
-14
68
274
12
KARLSSON Anton
SWE
-14
66
274
12
LAW David
SCO
-14
68
274
12
WILSON Oliver
ENG
-14
70
274
16
ITEN Marco
SUI
-13
67
275
16
TARREN Callum
ENG
-13
73
275
18
ARNAUS Adri
ESP
-12
69
276
18
EVANS Ben
ENG
-12
68
276
18
HOEY Michael
NIR
-12
70
276
18
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-12
72
276
18
SODERBERG Sebastian
SWE
-12
72
276
18
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-12
68
276
24
HILL Calum
SCO
-11
72
277
24
TILEY Steven
ENG
-11
70
277
26
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
-10
69
278
26
FORREST Grant
SCO
-10
67
278
26
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-10
73
278
26
JOHANNESSEN Kristian Krogh
NOR
-10
71
278
26
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-10
71
278
26
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-10
73
278
26
LUO Xuewen
CHN
-10
71
278
26
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
-10
69
278
26
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-10
69
278
35
CAO Yi
CHN
-9
71
279
35
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
-9
70
279
35
GEYGER Nico
CHI
-9
73
279
35
LANGASQUE Romain
FRA
-9
73
279
35
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-9
69
279
35
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-9
66
279
35
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-9
72
279
42
BESSELING Wil
NED
-8
73
280
42
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
-8
73
280
42
LEE Beon Yeong
CAN
-8
71
280
42
OUYANG Zheng
CHN
-8
70
280
42
PAPADATOS Dimitrios
AUS
-8
70
280
42
YE Jianfeng
CHN
-8
71
280
48
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-7
68
281
48
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-7
73
281
48
PHADUNGSIL Chinnarat
THA
-7
67
281
51
BAN Shotaro
USA
-6
73
282
51
JUNG Sunil
CAN
-6
73
282
51
MACPHERSON Bryden
AUS
-6
70
282
54
STOW Ben
ENG
-5
72
283
55
CHEN Zihao
CHN
-4
75
284
55
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-4
75
284
57
LIANG (AM) Enqi
CHN
-3
73
285
58
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-2
76
286
58
WU Hongfu
CHN
-2
72
286
60
CHEN Dinggen
CHN
-1
75
287
61
SU Dong
CHN
1
72
289
62
FAN Shiyu
CHN
3
79
291
62
WU Tuxuan
CHN
3
74
291
64
CHEN Xiaozhong
CHN
-2
0
142
64
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
0
142
64
LAWSON Deyen
AUS
-2
0
142
64
LIN K.P.
TPE
-2
0
142
64
MA Chengyao
CHN
-2
0
142
64
SAMOOJA Kalle
FIN
-2
0
142
64
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-2
0
142
64
WANG Dongyu
CHN
-2
0
142
64
ZHANG Huilin
CHN
-2
0
142
73
BRANDT-RICHARDS Dale
AUS
-1
0
143
73
CHAO Haimeng
CHN
-1
0
143
73
CHIEN Sam
USA
-1
0
143
73
COHEN Maxwell
USA
-1
0
143
73
HANSEN Joachim B.
DEN
-1
0
143
73
HE Shaocai
CHN
-1
0
143
73
HUANG Wenyi
CHN
-1
0
143
73
HUIZING Daan
NED
-1
0
143
73
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
-1
0
143
73
LEE Chieh-po
TPE
-1
0
143
73
PARK Sunghyuk
KOR
-1
0
143
73
PERRY Mathew
NZL
-1
0
143
73
SHE Zihan
CHN
-1
0
143
73
TOOMEY Luke
NZL
-1
0
143
87
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
0
0
144
87
FORD Matt
ENG
0
0
144
87
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
0
0
144
87
IWAI Ryoma
JPN
0
0
144
87
JIN Daxing
CHN
0
0
144
87
MURRAY Tom
ENG
0
0
144
87
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
0
0
144
87
ZHANG Zi-Hong
CHN
0
0
144
95
HAK Shun Yat
HKG
1
0
145
95
HENRY Scott
SCO
1
0
145
95
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
1
0
145
95
WANG Xu
CHN
1
0
145
95
XING Yixin
CHN
1
0
145
95
ZHU Weiyu
CHN
1
0
145
101
GAGLI Lorenzo
ITA
2
0
146
101
HU Diandian
CHN
2
0
146
101
LEON Hugo
CHI
2
0
146
101
LIN (AM) Yuxin
CHN
2
0
146
101
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
2
0
146
101
XIAO Bowen
CHN
2
0
146
101
YANG Yinong
CHN
2
0
146
108
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
3
0
147
108
ZHUANG Zhu
CHN
3
0
147
110
MI Yiyuan
CHN
4
0
148
111
HE Zeming
CHN
5
0
149
111
JOHNSTON Liam
SCO
5
0
149
111
LEE Kevin
KOR
5
0
149
111
LIU Zehao
CHN
5
0
149
111
ZHANG Changlei
CHN
5
0
149
111
ZHOU Guowu
CHN
5
0
149
117
BELT Alex
ENG
6
0
150
117
ZEMMER Aron
ITA
6
0
150
119
ZHI Shang
CHN
7
0
151
120
PRATEEPTIENCHAI Suteepat
THA
8
0
152
121
HUANG (AM) Jia pei
CHN
20
0
164
122
LIN (AM) Yuhsuan
TPE
45
0
189
123
BAEK Todd
KOR
0
0
77
123
KANG Jeffrey
USA
4
0
76
123
WILKIN Fraser
NZL
0
0
0
123
YOON Sejun
USA
1
0
73