Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour R4

Farr seals spectacular comeback victory in Morocco

October 03-06
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour R4 - Oliver Farr carded a scintillating nine under par final round of 63 to produce a stunning comeback
Credit: European Tour

Oliver Farr carded a scintillating nine under par final round of 63 to produce a stunning comeback and win his third European Challenge Tour title at the Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour.

The Welshman started the day four shots behind overnight leaders Jack Senior and Joel Sjöholm but soon charged up the leaderboard with three consecutive birdies from the third hole, picking up two further shots on the seventh and eighth to reach the turn in just 31 strokes.

Looking to secure his first victory since the 2017 Foshan Open, the 31-year-old kept his foot firmly on the pedal, posting four further birdies over his back nine, including on the 18th, to finish on 15 under par and record a three-shot victory over Englishman Senior, who finished in second place at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.


It was an emotional win for Farr, who has played only 11 Challenge Tour events this season after a busy and difficult year away from the course.

“It’s been a hard year for me and my family, so to get this win is extra special not just for me but for everyone back home,” he said.

“If I’m honest, I didn’t really think about winning when I went to bed last night, so to come back on top today was brilliant. To shoot nine under par on any course is amazing. I left myself in some tricky places today, but my putter felt really good and I holed a couple of really nice ones along the way as well which always helps.

“It is my third victory now on the Challenge Tour and it’s always great to win no matter where you are on the Rankings. I’ve only got three events left now so I’ve still got to play great and hopefully I can continue this form until the end of the season. I always feel like I can win tournaments but as the year goes on you start to question whether you can, so to get this win just feels great.”

Senior settled for second place after a closing two under par round of 70, but cemented his place in the all-important top 15 in the Road to Mallorca Rankings, moving up seven spots into fourth position. He finished one shot clear of 20-year-old Dane Oliver Hundebøll, who finished on 11 under par after a stunning six under par 66 on Sunday to record the best result of his young career.


With his win, Farr moves from 37th to 13th on the Road to Mallorca Rankings as he eyes his third promotion onto the European Tour, following successful Challenge Tour campaigns in 2014 and 2017.

The Challenge Tour now heads back to Europe for the Stone Irish Challenge from October 10-13, which marks the first of the final four events on the 2019 Road to Mallorca.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize money €
1
FARR, Oliver
-15
69
71
70
63
273
32,000.00
2
SENIOR, Jack
-12
65
73
68
70
276
22,000.00
3
HUNDEBØLL, Oliver
-11
69
70
72
66
277
14,000.00
4
FERGUSON, Ewen
-10
67
72
70
69
278
10,000.00
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-10
69
71
67
71
278
10,000.00
SJÖHOLM, Joel
-10
69
66
71
72
278
10,000.00
7
COCKERILL, Aaron
-9
71
74
65
69
279
6,000.00
ROSS, Craig
-9
69
72
68
70
279
6,000.00
9
GROS, Sébastien
-7
71
69
72
69
281
4,600.00
SYME, Connor
-7
71
71
67
72
281
4,600.00
11
HAVRET, Grégory
-6
70
73
68
71
282
3,600.00
KNAPPE, Alexander
-6
70
74
67
71
282
3,600.00
LENGDEN, Oscar
-6
66
73
73
70
282
3,600.00
MIVIS, Christopher
-6
70
73
69
70
282
3,600.00
ROUSSEL, Robin
-6
72
71
71
68
282
3,600.00
16
BESSELING, Wil
-5
75
70
63
75
283
2,600.00
BOOTE, David
-5
67
72
72
72
283
2,600.00
DI NITTO, Enrico
-5
72
70
72
69
283
2,600.00
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-5
71
70
68
74
283
2,600.00
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
-5
67
70
72
74
283
2,600.00
21
CLEMENTS, Todd
-4
68
71
73
72
284
1,916.67
EASTON, Bryce
-4
73
68
71
72
284
1,916.67
MANSELL, Richard
-4
68
76
72
68
284
1,916.67
NEMECZ, Lukas
-4
70
70
72
72
284
1,916.67
ROZNER, Antoine
-4
69
65
74
76
284
1,916.67
21
TILEY, Steven
-4
72
72
69
71
284
1,916.67
27
GEARY, Josh
-3
69
69
74
73
285
1,680.00
PIGEM, Carlos
-3
71
74
69
71
285
1,680.00
SCALISE, Lorenzo
-3
75
70
70
70
285
1,680.00
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-3
69
74
68
74
285
1,680.00
SIMONSEN, Martin
-3
68
73
69
75
285
1,680.00
32
BLOMSTRAND, Christofer
-2
74
71
69
72
286
1,500.00
GLENNEMO, Jacob
-2
70
71
76
69
286
1,500.00
HEISELE, Sebastian
-2
74
70
69
73
286
1,500.00
LAPORTA, Francesco
-2
74
70
73
69
286
1,500.00
36
ENOCH, Rhys
-1
71
73
72
71
287
1,360.00
MERONK, Adrian
-1
73
70
74
70
287
1,360.00
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
-1
69
74
72
72
287
1,360.00
39
BALDWIN, Matthew
PAR
70
71
78
69
288
1,240.00
FORD, Matt
PAR
71
74
70
73
288
1,240.00
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
PAR
70
72
75
71
288
1,240.00
42
BRUN, Julien
1
73
69
75
72
289
1,100.00
LINARD, Thomas
1
72
71
72
74
289
1,100.00
SANTOS, Ricardo
1
70
72
75
72
289
1,100.00
THOMSON, Jonathan
1
69
72
71
77
289
1,100.00
46
ANGLES, Pep
2
73
70
74
73
290
940.00
HUIZING, Daan
2
69
75
74
72
290
940.00
NEIL, Bradley
2
68
71
76
75
290
940.00
RIU, Victor
2
69
74
74
73
290
940.00
50
BAEK, Peter Launer
3
68
74
76
73
291
773.33
DAWSON, Robin
3
64
79
75
73
291
773.33
EVANS, Ryan
3
71
74
72
74
291
773.33
FENASSE, Mathieu
3
71
72
73
75
291
773.33
HENRY, Scott
3
74
71
76
70
291
773.33
RAOUZI, Othman (AM)
3
70
74
72
75
291
0.00
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
3
70
70
74
77
291
773.33
57
MADDY, Paul
4
70
71
74
77
292
700.00
58
OVESEN, Martin
6
73
71
76
74
294
670.00
WIEGELE, Martin
6
72
71
76
75
294
670.00
60
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
7
72
72
78
73
295
640.00
61
TRAPPEL, Manuel
8
73
72
75
76
296
620.00
62
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
9
74
71
76
76
297
590.00
MEJOW, Philipp
9
76
69
73
79
297
590.00
64
BLAND, Richard
2
76
70
146
0.00
65
STOW, Ben
2
73
73
146
0.00
66
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
2
70
76
146
0.00
67
WRISDALE, Jordan
2
72
74
146
0.00
68
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
2
75
71
146
0.00
69
JORDAN, Matthew
2
69
77
146
0.00
70
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
2
74
72
146
0.00
71
VAN DRIEL, Darius
3
73
74
147
0.00
72
QUESNE, Julien
3
72
75
147
0.00
73
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Sebastian
3
73
74
147
0.00
74
LIMA, José-Filipe
3
77
70
147
0.00
75
ITEN, Marco
3
73
74
147
0.00
76
EL HALI, Karim
3
73
74
147
0.00
77
HOWIE, Craig
3
72
75
147
0.00
78
STUREHED, Henric
4
70
78
148
0.00
79
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
4
74
74
148
0.00
80
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
79
69
148
0.00
81
KÖLBING, Jonas
4
76
72
148
0.00
82
STAL, Gary
4
74
74
148
0.00
83
DUBOIS, Edouard
4
73
75
148
0.00
84
MACCARIO, Federico
4
73
75
148
0.00
85
FORD, Charlie
4
70
78
148
0.00
86
KIM, Minkyu
4
74
74
148
0.00
87
WHITNELL, Dale
4
75
73
148
0.00
88
FOOS, Dominic
5
74
75
149
0.00
89
POKE, Benjamin
5
73
76
149
0.00
90
ESPAÑA, Edouard
5
73
76
149
0.00
91
TOUHAMI, Yassine
5
73
76
149
0.00
92
ARMITAGE, Marcus
5
69
80
149
0.00
93
BRENNAN, Daniel
6
73
77
150
0.00
94
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
6
75
75
150
0.00
95
JOANNES, Hugues
6
72
78
150
0.00
96
LGUIRATI, Ayoub
6
74
76
150
0.00
97
BESSA, Tomás
7
75
76
151
0.00
98
STEWART, Duncan
7
76
75
151
0.00
99
PERRIER, Damien
7
73
78
151
0.00
100
SCHWARTZ, Antoine
7
76
75
151
0.00
101
ROBB, Chris
7
77
74
151
0.00
102
BRAEUNIG, Christian
8
77
75
152
0.00
103
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
8
74
78
152
0.00
104
ROCHDI, Soufiane
8
75
77
152
0.00
105
BELLAROUSSIA, Mohamed
9
80
73
153
0.00
106
SERGHINI, Faycal
9
76
77
153
0.00
107
MOHR, Marcus
9
75
78
153
0.00
108
MARJAN, Ahmed
9
78
75
153
0.00
109
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
9
74
79
153
0.00
110
BERARDO, Clément
10
75
79
154
0.00
111
AL MOUSSAOUI, Mohamed Amine
10
78
76
154
0.00
112
RHAZALI, Ahmed-Reda
10
76
78
154
0.00
113
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
10
74
80
154
0.00
114
ID OMAR, Ayoub (AM)
10
73
81
154
0.00
115
GRADECKI, Mateusz
11
77
78
155
0.00
116
GASPAR, Miguel
11
81
74
155
0.00
117
ABOU EL ELA, Issa
12
83
73
156
0.00
118
DAHMANE, Soufiane (AM)
12
75
81
156
0.00
119
ALLALI, Jamal
13
81
76
157
0.00
120
COHEN, Perry
13
81
76
157
0.00
121
EL FAKORI, Mehdi (AM)
15
81
78
159
0.00
122
MEYSSONNIER, Stephane
17
84
77
161
0.00
123
DAVIES, Rhys
18
82
80
162
0.00
124
OUAHMANE, Saïd (AM)
18
78
84
162
0.00
125
EL KHARRAZ, Amine (AM)
26
86
84
170
0.00
126
EL MALKI, Amine
27
84
87
171
0.00