European Challenge Tour

Hopps Open de Provence 2018

September 20-24

Golf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France

€200,000

September 20-24

Golf International de Pont Royal, Mallemort, France

€200,000

Round 4

Langasque seals home victory in France

September 23, 2018

Romain Langasque claimed his maiden European Challenge Tour title on home soil by three shots at the Hopps Open de Provence.

Langasque seals home victory in France, © European Tour

- European Tour

Langasque, who started the day two strokes behind overnight leader and fellow countryman Victor Perez, signed for a round of 67, five under par, to become the first French Challenge Tour champion of the season.

The 23 year old started on the back foot as he bogeyed the first, but bounced back with successive birdies on four and five to start his surge for the title.

With the lead exchanging hands between Joel Girrbach, Perez and Joel Sjöholm, Langasque joined the leaders after he birdied the driveable par four seventh. A further gain on the ninth saw him take control with nine holes to play, as the home crowd continued to spur their favourite on.

A dropped shot after the turn brought Girrbach into contention as Sjöholm and Perez made errors. However, Langasque was determined to claim his first title on Europe’s top developmental tour as he birdied the par five 14th and parred the following three holes.

Langasque, who was playing a group ahead of the Swiss star, kept his fate in his own hands as he sank a seven-foot birdie putt on the last, meaning Girrbach needed an eagle to win or a birdie to force a play-off.

With Girrbach unable to chip in for birdie, Langasque was thrilled to be crowned the first Hopps Open de Provence champion at Golf International de Pont Royal.

“I’m so happy,” he said. “The last few months have been tough for me as I haven’t been playing well, but recently I’ve changed my coach and a few other things.

“I knew my game was in good shape this week and my putting made the big difference today. I was really focussed, and I made a lot of putts between one and three metres and that was the key to taking my chance and winning.

“I tried not to focus on the score. I tried to stay positive all the time and took it shot-by-shot and continued to do my job. I had everything to win today and nothing to lose. On the 18th I just went for it with my approach, and then my putt was straight in the middle of the hole.

“The crowds have been amazing, especially today and yesterday. It’s been a long time since I’ve played with so many people around me. I think they helped me maintain the right attitude to win the tournament.”

Girrbach double-bogeyed the 18th to card a round of 71, one under par, and joined Sjöholm in second place, after the Swede also shot a round of 71. The pair finished three strokes adrift of the Frenchman, while overnight leader Perez carded a disappointing two over par round of 74 to finish in a share of fourth alongside Hugo Leon.

With his victory, Langasque jumps from 55th to 17th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah with Girrbach also moving into the top 20 in the Rankings as he lies 19th, while Sjöholm moves from 104th to 56th.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
LANGASQUE, Romain
-15
66
69
71
67
273
2
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-12
68
68
69
71
276
GIRRBACH, Joel
-12
69
69
67
71
276
4
LEON, Hugo
-10
67
67
75
69
278
PEREZ, Victor
-10
72
64
68
74
278
6
ROUSSEL, Robin
-9
72
67
71
69
279
LAW, David
-9
70
66
73
70
279
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-9
77
65
67
70
279
FORD, Matt
-9
69
60
76
74
279
10
FORREST, Grant
-8
70
68
75
67
280
KAKKO, Roope
-8
66
70
74
70
280
SENIOR, Jack
-8
70
66
72
72
280
13
CARLSSON, Johan
-7
71
71
71
68
281
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-7
72
71
70
68
281
FERGUSON, Ewen
-7
66
69
76
70
281
16
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-6
70
72
71
69
282
17
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-5
71
70
74
68
283
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-5
72
70
70
71
283
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-5
68
72
71
72
283
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-5
68
74
75
66
283
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-5
68
69
73
73
283
MICHAEL, Anthony
-5
68
69
73
73
283
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-5
70
70
68
75
283
24
STARK, Oscar
-4
69
73
72
70
284
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
72
70
71
71
284
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
69
69
78
68
284
TADINI, Alessandro
-4
71
68
72
73
284
28
STOW, Ben
-3
70
71
73
71
285
PLANT, Alfie
-3
66
77
71
71
285
PERRIER, Damien
-3
66
71
79
69
285
ESPAÑA, Edouard
-3
70
68
78
69
285
LEMKE, Niklas
-3
71
71
70
73
285
MADDY, Paul
-3
71
68
77
69
285
MERONK, Adrian
-3
73
70
74
68
285
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-3
65
71
73
76
285
36
VAN WEST, Robbie
-2
74
68
73
71
286
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-2
71
72
70
73
286
GEYGER, Nico
-2
73
70
69
74
286
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
67
76
74
69
286
40
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
70
72
72
73
287
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-1
67
74
73
73
287
MARY (AM), Dimitri
-1
72
71
71
73
287
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-1
69
73
72
73
287
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-1
68
71
76
72
287
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
70
71
71
75
287
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-1
75
68
73
71
287
47
LINDELL, Oliver
Par
73
68
75
72
288
48
ARNAUS, Adri
1
69
69
75
76
289
OVESEN, Martin
1
69
66
80
74
289
BEKKER, Oliver
1
70
73
74
72
289
TRAPPEL, Manuel
1
70
73
74
72
289
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
1
74
68
76
71
289
53
ITEN, Marco
2
71
71
74
74
290
SARASTI, Juan
2
71
71
78
70
290
55
DI NITTO, Enrico
3
71
71
77
72
291
56
JOHANSSON, Niclas
5
71
69
81
72
293
57
HELLGREN, Björn
6
71
71
80
72
294
58
LIMA, José-Filipe
7
71
72
81
71
295
59
ENOCH, Rhys
9
72
69
84
72
297
60
ROZNER, Antoine
11
68
75
78
78
299
61
BORDONE (AM), Camille
14
70
73
83
76
302
62
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
Par
75
69
-
-
144
BRUN, Julien
Par
73
71
-
-
144
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
Par
72
72
-
-
144
EVANS, Ben
Par
72
72
-
-
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
73
71
-
-
144
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
Par
71
73
-
-
144
STEWART, Duncan
Par
73
71
-
-
144
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
73
71
-
-
144
VIRTO, Borja
Par
68
76
-
-
144
ORRIN, Max
Par
71
73
-
-
144
72
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
73
72
-
-
145
LAMPERT, Moritz
1
72
73
-
-
145
TILEY, Steven
1
73
72
-
-
145
ADAMS, James
1
73
72
-
-
145
FENASSE, Mathieu
1
75
70
-
-
145
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
1
76
69
-
-
145
COUSSAUD, Ugo
1
76
69
-
-
145
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
1
69
76
-
-
145
80
DOHERTY, Jack
2
73
73
-
-
146
SHARVIN, Cormac
2
77
69
-
-
146
MATUS, Stanislav
2
72
74
-
-
146
DOAK, Chris
2
73
73
-
-
146
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
2
75
71
-
-
146
BENSON, Seve
2
74
72
-
-
146
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
2
70
76
-
-
146
87
MCDONALD, Jack
3
74
73
-
-
147
JOANNES, Hugues
3
73
74
-
-
147
LAPORTA, Francesco
3
70
77
-
-
147
HENRY, Scott
3
73
74
-
-
147
91
ALTMEYER, Mickael
4
78
70
-
-
148
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
4
72
76
-
-
148
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
4
79
69
-
-
148
PARKER, Ben
4
72
76
-
-
148
CATHERINE, Edgar
4
73
75
-
-
148
RIU, Victor
4
72
76
-
-
148
KIMSEY, Nathan
4
77
71
-
-
148
SNOBECK, Anthony
4
73
75
-
-
148
99
WIEGELE, Martin
5
78
71
-
-
149
MURRAY, Tom
5
73
76
-
-
149
LENGDEN, Oscar
5
74
75
-
-
149
KARLSSON, Anton
5
70
79
-
-
149
MACINTYRE, Robert
5
78
71
-
-
149
TESTELIN, Sam
5
70
79
-
-
149
105
TISSERAND, Hubert
6
77
73
-
-
150
BESSELING, Wil
6
77
73
-
-
150
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
6
72
78
-
-
150
108
DOBSON, Hugo
7
75
76
-
-
151
MARGUERY, Raphael
7
77
74
-
-
151
VELASCO, Alvaro
7
74
77
-
-
151
BEKIRIAN (AM), Jean
7
74
77
-
-
151
MENUT, Cédric
7
75
76
-
-
151
113
HUIZING, Daan
8
78
74
-
-
152
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
8
79
73
-
-
152
VEYRET (AM), Victor
8
75
77
-
-
152
116
CALDWELL, Jonathan
9
76
77
-
-
153
BECHU, Romain
9
77
76
-
-
153
BALLESTEROS, Javier
9
80
73
-
-
153
TACHER, Nicolas
9
74
79
-
-
153
ROSAYE, Amaury
9
81
72
-
-
153
121
FRITSCH, Florian
10
76
78
-
-
154
122
STAL, Gary
12
79
77
-
-
156
BRIZARD (AM), Theo
12
81
75
-
-
156
124
COUPADE, Jules
13
76
81
-
-
157
125
VOISARD, Jeremy
21
83
82
-
-
165
RETD
HOEY, Michael
7
79
-
-
-
-
W/D
BERNADET, Adrien
10
82
-
-
-
-
RETD
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
17
84
-
-
-
-
RETD
DUBOIS, Edouard
4
69
74
-
-
-
RETD
LOPEZ LAZARO, Johann
8
80
-
-
-
-
RETD
SCHMITT, Max
10
78
-
-
-
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Adam
2
2
-
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
LANGASQUE, Romain
-15
273
2
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-12
276
GIRRBACH, Joel
-12
276
4
LEON, Hugo
-10
278
PEREZ, Victor
-10
278
6
ROUSSEL, Robin
-9
279
LAW, David
-9
279
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-9
279
FORD, Matt
-9
279
10
FORREST, Grant
-8
280
KAKKO, Roope
-8
280
SENIOR, Jack
-8
280
13
CARLSSON, Johan
-7
281
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-7
281
FERGUSON, Ewen
-7
281
16
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-6
282
17
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-5
283
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-5
283
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-5
283
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-5
283
BRAEUNIG, Christian
-5
283
MICHAEL, Anthony
-5
283
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-5
283
24
STARK, Oscar
-4
284
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
284
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
284
TADINI, Alessandro
-4
284
28
STOW, Ben
-3
285
PLANT, Alfie
-3
285
PERRIER, Damien
-3
285
ESPAÑA, Edouard
-3
285
LEMKE, Niklas
-3
285
MADDY, Paul
-3
285
MERONK, Adrian
-3
285
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-3
285
36
VAN WEST, Robbie
-2
286
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-2
286
GEYGER, Nico
-2
286
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
286
40
KNAPPE, Alexander
-1
287
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
-1
287
MARY (AM), Dimitri
-1
287
DEL MORAL, Carlos
-1
287
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-1
287
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
287
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-1
287
47
LINDELL, Oliver
Par
288
48
ARNAUS, Adri
1
289
OVESEN, Martin
1
289
BEKKER, Oliver
1
289
TRAPPEL, Manuel
1
289
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
1
289
53
ITEN, Marco
2
290
SARASTI, Juan
2
290
55
DI NITTO, Enrico
3
291
56
JOHANSSON, Niclas
5
293
57
HELLGREN, Björn
6
294
58
LIMA, José-Filipe
7
295
59
ENOCH, Rhys
9
297
60
ROZNER, Antoine
11
299
61
BORDONE (AM), Camille
14
302
62
NAVEAU (AM), Gabriel
Par
144
BRUN, Julien
Par
144
PAPADATOS, Dimitrios
Par
144
EVANS, Ben
Par
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
144
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
Par
144
STEWART, Duncan
Par
144
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
Par
144
VIRTO, Borja
Par
144
ORRIN, Max
Par
144
72
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
145
LAMPERT, Moritz
1
145
TILEY, Steven
1
145
ADAMS, James
1
145
FENASSE, Mathieu
1
145
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
1
145
COUSSAUD, Ugo
1
145
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
1
145
80
DOHERTY, Jack
2
146
SHARVIN, Cormac
2
146
MATUS, Stanislav
2
146
DOAK, Chris
2
146
ADARRAGA GOMEZ, Jose Luis
2
146
BENSON, Seve
2
146
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
2
146
87
MCDONALD, Jack
3
147
JOANNES, Hugues
3
147
LAPORTA, Francesco
3
147
HENRY, Scott
3
147
91
ALTMEYER, Mickael
4
148
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
4
148
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
4
148
PARKER, Ben
4
148
CATHERINE, Edgar
4
148
RIU, Victor
4
148
KIMSEY, Nathan
4
148
SNOBECK, Anthony
4
148
99
WIEGELE, Martin
5
149
MURRAY, Tom
5
149
LENGDEN, Oscar
5
149
KARLSSON, Anton
5
149
MACINTYRE, Robert
5
149
TESTELIN, Sam
5
149
105
TISSERAND, Hubert
6
150
BESSELING, Wil
6
150
WIDEMANN, Alexandre
6
150
108
DOBSON, Hugo
7
151
MARGUERY, Raphael
7
151
VELASCO, Alvaro
7
151
BEKIRIAN (AM), Jean
7
151
MENUT, Cédric
7
151
113
HUIZING, Daan
8
152
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
8
152
VEYRET (AM), Victor
8
152
116
CALDWELL, Jonathan
9
153
BECHU, Romain
9
153
BALLESTEROS, Javier
9
153
TACHER, Nicolas
9
153
ROSAYE, Amaury
9
153
121
FRITSCH, Florian
10
154
122
STAL, Gary
12
156
BRIZARD (AM), Theo
12
156
124
COUPADE, Jules
13
157
125
VOISARD, Jeremy
21
165
RETD
HOEY, Michael
7
-
W/D
BERNADET, Adrien
10
-
RETD
CHAPELLAN, Baptiste
17
-
RETD
DUBOIS, Edouard
4
-
RETD
LOPEZ LAZARO, Johann
8
-
RETD
SCHMITT, Max
10
-
RETD
CHAPMAN, Adam
2
-