European Challenge Tour

Galgorm Resort & Spa NI Open 2018

August 16-19

Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Northern Ireland

€170,000

August 16-19

Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Northern Ireland

€170,000

Round 3

Perez and Henry on top in Galgorm

August 18, 2018

Scott Henry and Victor Perez shone brightest on a day of low scoring at Galgorm Castle and share the lead going into the final round of the Galgorm Resort and Spa NI Open, presented by Modest! Golf.

Perez and Henry on top in Galgorm

- Matt Mackey/Press Eye

Scotland’s Henry was the first to make his move during the third round in Northern Ireland, carding eight birdies and a solitary bogey to tie the low round of the week with a 64 and set the clubhouse target at 16 under par.

Following his own sublime score of 64 yesterday, France’s Perez carried on his red-hot form into today by bagging seven birdies and dropping just one shot to sign for a 65 and join Henry at the top of the leaderboard.

With both Mark Flindt Haastrup and Stuart Manley just one shot back, Henry knows the competition will be fierce tomorrow, and with his last European Challenge Tour victory coming at the 2012 Kazakhstan Open admits another triumph this week would be special.

“It would mean a lot to win here as it feels like a home event,” he said. “It has been a long time since I won and tomorrow is going to be a long day but at least knowing that I have done it before is going to stand me in good stead.

“I knew at the start of the day that there were a lot of guys playing well. Although the weather has been tough there have been a lot of good scores so far this week, and although I wasn’t expecting 64 today I was hoping for something around that.

“When you get courses in such good condition as this you see guys holing a lot of putts, me included, and it should definitely make for an exciting day tomorrow.

“One of the juniors from the course Jamie has been on the bag for me this week. He was in the Pro-Am with me and he has been keeping me right since then. He plays off of five and is an aspiring young golfer who is only 15 and has been making me feel like I need to set a good example!”

Perez, who won his first Challenge Tour title at the Challenge de España last year, believes he is in good shape to challenge for a second victory tomorrow.

“I feel like I have played well over the last couple of months,” he said. “I have been up there a couple of times and not finished how I wanted too so hopefully I can piece it together over 72 holes this week. I feel that my game is trending in the right direction and if it doesn’t happen this week then it will soon.

“Ever since the end of the first round, I shot three under on my last four holes on Thursday, it has been really, really good. I struggled a little bit with my distance control and my irons today but my driving and putting was really steady.

“You definitely have to keep up and continue to score. On this tour the guys are so good and they keep playing just as well as you are so you know that you need to keep making birdies and if you lift your foot off the pedal they will drive right past you.”

Pos,
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
HENRY, Scott
-16
67
66
64
197
PEREZ, Victor
-16
68
64
65
197
3
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-15
66
66
66
198
MANLEY, Stuart
-15
64
68
66
198
5
KIM, Minkyu
-13
64
67
69
200
6
HILL, Calum
-12
66
67
68
201
KELLETT, Ross
-12
67
66
68
201
8
SAXTON, Reinier
-10
69
68
66
203
SHARVIN, Cormac
-10
67
65
71
203
ENOCH, Rhys
-10
70
67
66
203
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-10
70
68
65
203
12
FERGUSON, Ewen
-9
69
66
69
204
EASTON, Bryce
-9
70
69
65
204
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-9
69
71
64
204
15
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-8
68
66
71
205
STEWART, Duncan
-8
68
68
69
205
MCELROY, Dermot
-8
71
67
67
205
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-8
68
66
71
205
PERRIER, Damien
-8
69
71
65
205
20
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
-7
65
71
70
206
FINCH, Richard
-7
65
73
68
206
McGEADY, Michael
-7
71
68
67
206
23
LAPORTA, Francesco
-6
70
66
71
207
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-6
65
72
70
207
ESPAÑA, Edouard
-6
67
70
70
207
BESSELING, Wil
-6
69
71
67
207
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-6
73
68
66
207
28
GASPAR, Miguel
-5
68
69
71
208
STOW, Ben
-5
67
70
71
208
MCDONALD, Jack
-5
70
67
71
208
McGOWAN, Ross
-5
68
71
69
208
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-5
69
71
68
208
WHITE, Joshua
-5
69
70
69
208
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-5
67
75
66
208
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
-5
74
67
67
208
GIRRBACH, Joel
-5
72
70
66
208
37
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-4
68
72
69
209
MURRAY, Tom
-4
72
68
69
209
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-4
68
73
68
209
KNAPPE, Alexander
-4
69
72
68
209
SELFRIDGE, Chris
-4
72
69
68
209
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan
-4
70
71
68
209
VAN WEST, Robbie
-4
71
70
68
209
JOANNES, Hugues
-4
70
71
68
209
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
-4
69
73
67
209
46
HUTSBY, Sam
-3
68
72
70
210
MCLEARY, Jamie
-3
70
69
71
210
DYSON, Simon
-3
72
69
69
210
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
70
70
70
210
VELASCO, Alvaro
-3
73
68
69
210
51
SENIOR, Jack
-2
66
75
70
211
LOCKE, Sam
-2
68
71
72
211
HUIZING, Daan
-2
68
74
69
211
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-2
70
71
70
211
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-2
71
71
69
211
EINHAUS, Sean
-2
71
71
69
211
DOHERTY, Jack
-2
71
71
69
211
PALSON, Felix
-2
73
69
69
211
ORRIN, Max
-2
68
74
69
211
60
PARKER, Ben
-1
71
67
74
212
SCHMITT, Max
-1
71
71
70
212
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-1
71
70
71
212
KEARNEY, Niall
-1
72
70
70
212
ROUSSEL, Robin
-1
71
71
70
212
65
RUUSKA, Lauri
Par
71
69
73
213
66
PHELAN, Kevin
1
72
68
74
214
HELLGREN, Björn
1
73
69
72
214
68
BRUN, Julien
2
68
73
74
215
O'BRIAIN, Neil
2
71
70
74
215
TARREN, Callum
2
69
72
74
215
71
LANGASQUE, Romain
3
69
73
74
216
O'ROURKE, Conor
3
71
71
74
216
73
OVESEN, Martin*
1
70
73
-
143
CARLOTA, Joao*
1
69
74
-
143
DOAK, Chris
1
74
69
-
143
MATUS, Stanislav
1
73
70
-
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
1
72
71
-
143
SANTOS, Ricardo*
1
70
73
-
143
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage*
1
71
72
-
143
McCARROLL, Brendan*
1
72
71
-
143
HESBOIS, Kevin
1
72
71
-
143
JOHANSSON, Niclas
1
69
74
-
143
HOEY, Michael
1
70
73
-
143
WILSON, Oliver
1
74
69
-
143
85
BROWN, Daniel
2
72
72
-
144
GREHAN, Stuart*
2
69
75
-
144
NEMECZ, Lukas*
2
71
73
-
144
FOOS, Dominic*
2
75
69
-
144
GEYGER, Nico
2
71
73
-
144
MACINTYRE, Robert*
2
76
68
-
144
GALBRAITH, JR
2
73
71
-
144
LEON, Hugo*
2
73
71
-
144
MOYNIHAN, Gavin*
2
73
71
-
144
GRANT, Stephen
2
72
72
-
144
95
JOHNSTON, Liam*
3
73
72
-
145
ITEN, Marco*
3
72
73
-
145
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian*
3
73
72
-
145
MCBRIDE, Paul
3
73
72
-
145
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
3
71
74
-
145
HURLEY, Gary*
3
77
68
-
145
MUNRO, Jack
3
72
73
-
145
SHARP, James*
3
76
69
-
145
ACIKALIN (AM), Leon
3
73
72
-
145
104
MACCARIO, Federico
4
71
75
-
146
CASEY, Harry*
4
75
71
-
146
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
4
75
71
-
146
LAW, David
4
72
74
-
146
SINGH BRAR (AM), Arrun*
4
77
69
-
146
KILPATRICK, Richard
4
73
73
-
146
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel*
4
71
75
-
146
EVANS, Ben
4
71
75
-
146
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
4
75
71
-
146
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
4
68
78
-
146
ECCLES, Ben
4
76
70
-
146
BROOKS, Joe*
4
73
73
-
146
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
4
71
75
-
146
117
DI NITTO, Enrico*
5
67
80
-
147
WRIGHT, Gareth*
5
74
73
-
147
119
ERKENBECK, James
6
74
74
-
148
RUTHERFORD, Jamie*
6
72
76
-
148
LØKKE, Daniel*
6
73
75
-
148
SAHLSTROM, Christopher*
6
77
71
-
148
SAINZ, Javier
6
73
75
-
148
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
6
75
73
-
148
ALLAN, James
6
71
77
-
148
COUSSAUD, Ugo
6
77
71
-
148
FITZGERALD, Ryan
6
72
76
-
148
128
MEJOW, Philipp*
7
73
76
-
149
MADDY, Paul*
7
73
76
-
149
TADINI, Alessandro*
7
72
77
-
149
MARSH, Nick*
7
75
74
-
149
BUIJS, Lars
7
75
74
-
149
GRAU TOMAS, Noel
7
75
74
-
149
BERNADET, Adrien*
7
75
74
-
149
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
7
75
74
-
149
MULLARNEY (AM), Ronan*
7
73
76
-
149
HODKINSON, Adam*
7
76
73
-
149
138
ADAMS, James*
8
73
77
-
150
139
GREGORY, Scott
9
71
80
-
151
140
CAREY, David
10
75
77
-
152
BOASSON, Axel
10
78
74
-
152
FENASSE, Mathieu
10
74
78
-
152
TOWNDROW, Sean*
10
76
76
-
152
CASEY, Brian*
10
77
75
-
152
145
HOWARD, Paul*
11
79
74
-
153
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo*
11
75
78
-
153
KELLY, Phillip
11
77
76
-
153
148
DALLAT, Michael
12
82
72
-
154
PUIG, Xavi*
12
75
79
-
154
150
CHAPMAN, Adam
14
75
81
-
156
FELDER, Zeno
14
81
75
-
156
VENTURA, Kristoffer
14
76
80
-
156
153
DILLON, Joe*
22
84
80
-
164
W/D
AHOKAS, Antti*
8
79
-
-
-
W/D
FORREST, Grant*
10
81
-
-
-
W/D
TREE, Toby
Par
71
-
-
-
Pos,
Player
To Par
Total
1
HENRY, Scott
-16
197
PEREZ, Victor
-16
197
3
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-15
198
MANLEY, Stuart
-15
198
5
KIM, Minkyu
-13
200
6
HILL, Calum
-12
201
KELLETT, Ross
-12
201
8
SAXTON, Reinier
-10
203
SHARVIN, Cormac
-10
203
ENOCH, Rhys
-10
203
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-10
203
12
FERGUSON, Ewen
-9
204
EASTON, Bryce
-9
204
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-9
204
15
CALDWELL, Jonathan
-8
205
STEWART, Duncan
-8
205
MCELROY, Dermot
-8
205
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-8
205
PERRIER, Damien
-8
205
20
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
-7
206
FINCH, Richard
-7
206
McGEADY, Michael
-7
206
23
LAPORTA, Francesco
-6
207
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-6
207
ESPAÑA, Edouard
-6
207
BESSELING, Wil
-6
207
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
-6
207
28
GASPAR, Miguel
-5
208
STOW, Ben
-5
208
MCDONALD, Jack
-5
208
McGOWAN, Ross
-5
208
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-5
208
WHITE, Joshua
-5
208
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-5
208
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
-5
208
GIRRBACH, Joel
-5
208
37
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-4
209
MURRAY, Tom
-4
209
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-4
209
KNAPPE, Alexander
-4
209
SELFRIDGE, Chris
-4
209
CANTERO GUTIERREZ, Ivan
-4
209
VAN WEST, Robbie
-4
209
JOANNES, Hugues
-4
209
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
-4
209
46
HUTSBY, Sam
-3
210
MCLEARY, Jamie
-3
210
DYSON, Simon
-3
210
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
210
VELASCO, Alvaro
-3
210
51
SENIOR, Jack
-2
211
LOCKE, Sam
-2
211
HUIZING, Daan
-2
211
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
-2
211
MØLLER, Niklas Norgaard
-2
211
EINHAUS, Sean
-2
211
DOHERTY, Jack
-2
211
PALSON, Felix
-2
211
ORRIN, Max
-2
211
60
PARKER, Ben
-1
212
SCHMITT, Max
-1
212
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
-1
212
KEARNEY, Niall
-1
212
ROUSSEL, Robin
-1
212
65
RUUSKA, Lauri
Par
213
66
PHELAN, Kevin
1
214
HELLGREN, Björn
1
214
68
BRUN, Julien
2
215
O'BRIAIN, Neil
2
215
TARREN, Callum
2
215
71
LANGASQUE, Romain
3
216
O'ROURKE, Conor
3
216
73
OVESEN, Martin*
1
143
CARLOTA, Joao*
1
143
DOAK, Chris
1
143
MATUS, Stanislav
1
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
1
143
SANTOS, Ricardo*
1
143
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage*
1
143
McCARROLL, Brendan*
1
143
HESBOIS, Kevin
1
143
JOHANSSON, Niclas
1
143
HOEY, Michael
1
143
WILSON, Oliver
1
143
85
BROWN, Daniel
2
144
GREHAN, Stuart*
2
144
NEMECZ, Lukas*
2
144
FOOS, Dominic*
2
144
GEYGER, Nico
2
144
MACINTYRE, Robert*
2
144
GALBRAITH, JR
2
144
LEON, Hugo*
2
144
MOYNIHAN, Gavin*
2
144
GRANT, Stephen
2
144
95
JOHNSTON, Liam*
3
145
ITEN, Marco*
3
145
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian*
3
145
MCBRIDE, Paul
3
145
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
3
145
HURLEY, Gary*
3
145
MUNRO, Jack
3
145
SHARP, James*
3
145
ACIKALIN (AM), Leon
3
145
104
MACCARIO, Federico
4
146
CASEY, Harry*
4
146
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
4
146
LAW, David
4
146
SINGH BRAR (AM), Arrun*
4
146
KILPATRICK, Richard
4
146
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel*
4
146
EVANS, Ben
4
146
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
4
146
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
4
146
ECCLES, Ben
4
146
BROOKS, Joe*
4
146
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
4
146
117
DI NITTO, Enrico*
5
147
WRIGHT, Gareth*
5
147
119
ERKENBECK, James
6
148
RUTHERFORD, Jamie*
6
148
LØKKE, Daniel*
6
148
SAHLSTROM, Christopher*
6
148
SAINZ, Javier
6
148
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
6
148
ALLAN, James
6
148
COUSSAUD, Ugo
6
148
FITZGERALD, Ryan
6
148
128
MEJOW, Philipp*
7
149
MADDY, Paul*
7
149
TADINI, Alessandro*
7
149
MARSH, Nick*
7
149
BUIJS, Lars
7
149
GRAU TOMAS, Noel
7
149
BERNADET, Adrien*
7
149
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
7
149
MULLARNEY (AM), Ronan*
7
149
HODKINSON, Adam*
7
149
138
ADAMS, James*
8
150
139
GREGORY, Scott
9
151
140
CAREY, David
10
152
BOASSON, Axel
10
152
FENASSE, Mathieu
10
152
TOWNDROW, Sean*
10
152
CASEY, Brian*
10
152
145
HOWARD, Paul*
11
153
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo*
11
153
KELLY, Phillip
11
153
148
DALLAT, Michael
12
154
PUIG, Xavi*
12
154
150
CHAPMAN, Adam
14
156
FELDER, Zeno
14
156
VENTURA, Kristoffer
14
156
153
DILLON, Joe*
22
164
W/D
AHOKAS, Antti*
8
-
W/D
FORREST, Grant*
10
-
W/D
TREE, Toby
Par
-