Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge R2

Tiley takes command in France

July 11-14
Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France
€210,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Steven Tiley leads by three shots at the halfway stage of Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil.

Vaudreuil Golf Challenge R2 - Tiley takes command in France
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The Englishman, who finished runner-up to last year’s wire-to-wire champion Richard McEvoy, followed up his opening round of 64 with a three under par round of 68 to break away from the chasing pack at the end of day two.

Tiley has never led a European Challenge Tour event after two rounds but the 36-year-old showed why the Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil course is a favourite of his by recording a second sub-70 round for a ten under par total.

An early bogey on his second hole – the 11th – to begin the round did not phase him as he made six consecutive pars before holing a long birdie putt on the 18th. He then surged ahead after the turn, making gains on the third, fifth and seventh holes to extend his lead over the chasing pack to three strokes.

With 36 holes left to play and a debut Challenge Tour victory in sight, Tiley was pleased with his second round work at Le Vaudreuil.

“I played okay on my front nine – the back nine,” he said. “The back nine is quite tricky and it’s a lot longer than last year and the wind was swirling a little bit this morning, but I played well.

“I holed a good putt for birdie on 18 from about 30 foot to go out level par. On the first I made a really good up-and-down, then on the second I made an unbelievable par and that steadied the ship for a little bit. I made a couple of birdies coming in thanks to some good wedge shots, so overall, it’s a pleasing round.

“I think this course suits my game. I was hitting the ball relatively straight and keeping it in play, and because of that you get a lot of wedge shots, and I’m pretty useful with a wedge in my hand.

“I’ve been practising a little bit more on my strengths within my game leading up to this week and that has shown so far.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in contention going into the weekend, so I’m looking forward to it and I’ll see what I can do.”

Fellow overnight leader Robin Sciot-Siegrist dropped down the leaderboard after a round of 73, two over par, as a group of four players sit three shots behind Tiley. English pair Dave Coupland and Matt Ford, South Africa’s Bryce Easton and Santiago Tarrio Ben of Spain share second place on seven under par.

While Grégory Havret is one of four players a further stroke back as he leads the French charge at the seventh edition of Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.The third round will begin at 7:40am local time with Tiley teeing off at 12:50pm..  


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
TILEY Steven
ENG
-10
64
68
132
2
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-7
67
68
135
2
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-7
68
67
135
2
FORD Matt
ENG
-7
69
66
135
2
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-7
68
67
135
6
BLAND Richard
ENG
-6
70
66
136
6
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-6
66
70
136
6
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
-6
69
67
136
6
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-6
68
68
136
10
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-5
64
73
137
11
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-4
65
73
138
11
EVANS Ryan
ENG
-4
68
70
138
11
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-4
68
70
138
11
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-4
72
66
138
11
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-4
69
69
138
11
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-4
69
69
138
11
SYME Connor
SCO
-4
71
67
138
11
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-4
68
70
138
19
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-3
72
67
139
19
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-3
68
71
139
19
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-3
67
72
139
19
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
-3
69
70
139
23
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
-2
69
71
140
23
DEAN Joe
ENG
-2
71
69
140
23
FOOS Dominic
GER
-2
69
71
140
23
GAVINS Daniel
ENG
-2
72
68
140
23
NIENABER Wilco
RSA
-2
67
73
140
23
RIU Victor
FRA
-2
70
70
140
23
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-2
67
73
140
30
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-1
69
72
141
30
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
-1
68
73
141
30
ORRIN Max
ENG
-1
71
70
141
30
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
-1
69
72
141
30
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-1
69
72
141
35
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
0
73
69
142
35
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
0
70
72
142
35
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
0
69
73
142
35
FARR Oliver
WAL
0
74
68
142
35
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
0
69
73
142
35
GEARY Josh
NZL
0
67
75
142
35
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
0
71
71
142
35
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
0
71
71
142
35
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
0
68
74
142
35
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
0
74
68
142
35
LLOYD Chris
ENG
0
70
72
142
35
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
0
67
75
142
35
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
0
72
70
142
35
STEWART Duncan
SCO
0
70
72
142
35
STUREHED Henric
SWE
0
74
68
142
50
BESSELING Wil
NED
1
69
74
143
50
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
1
74
69
143
50
MADDY Paul
ENG
1
72
71
143
50
POKE Benjamin
DEN
1
72
71
143
50
QUESNE Julien
FRA
1
69
74
143
50
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
1
72
71
143
50
ROBB Chris
SCO
1
70
73
143
50
SADDIER Adrien
FRA
1
73
70
143
50
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
1
72
71
143
50
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
1
71
72
143
50
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
1
72
71
143
50
VIRTO Borja
ESP
1
74
69
143
62
BEKIRIAN Jean
FRA
2
69
75
144
62
BOOTE David
WAL
2
71
73
144
62
CRUZ Tiago
POR
2
71
73
144
62
GLOET Christian
DEN
2
72
72
144
62
HØJGAARD Nicolai
DEN
2
67
77
144
62
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
2
70
74
144
62
HOWIE Craig
SCO
2
69
75
144
62
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
2
70
74
144
62
JENSEN Lasse
DEN
2
75
69
144
62
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
2
72
72
144
62
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
2
71
73
144
62
MEDALE Franck
FRA
2
71
73
144
62
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
2
73
71
144
62
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
2
74
70
144
62
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
2
71
73
144
62
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
2
71
73
144
62
STAL Gary
FRA
2
71
73
144
62
STOW Ben
ENG
2
71
73
144
62
WAITE Mitch
ENG
2
73
71
144
62
WIDEMANN Alexandre
FRA
2
71
73
144
82
ADARRAGA GOMEZ Jose Luis
ESP
3
73
72
145
82
ANGER (AM) Elliot
FRA
3
70
75
145
82
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
3
74
71
145
82
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
3
70
75
145
82
DAWSON Robin
IRL
3
71
74
145
82
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
3
72
73
145
82
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
3
74
71
145
82
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
3
73
72
145
82
GANE Chris
ENG
3
72
73
145
82
LERAY (AM) Alexis
FRA
3
72
73
145
82
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
3
73
72
145
82
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
3
77
68
145
82
WEBER Lionel
FRA
3
74
71
145
82
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
3
73
72
145
82
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
3
72
73
145
97
BERARDO Clément
FRA
4
75
71
146
97
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
4
73
73
146
97
COHEN Perry
SUI
4
75
71
146
97
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
4
72
74
146
97
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
4
72
74
146
97
LAFEBER Maarten
NED
4
70
76
146
97
PINEAU Pierre
FRA
4
71
75
146
97
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
4
71
75
146
105
BRUN Julien
FRA
5
75
72
147
105
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
5
76
71
147
105
DARNAUD Dimitri
FRA
5
76
71
147
105
KOEPKA Chase
USA
5
72
75
147
105
LACROIX Frederic
FRA
5
74
73
147
105
MAHEUT Nicolas
FRA
5
69
78
147
105
PIAGET Sandro
MON
5
78
69
147
105
RADUREAU Maxime
FRA
5
72
75
147
105
ROSS Craig
SCO
5
72
75
147
105
SPOONER Billy
ENG
5
74
73
147
115
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
6
74
74
148
115
BORDA David
ESP
6
72
76
148
115
CALDERON Matias
CHI
6
71
77
148
115
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
6
73
75
148
115
ECCLES Ben
AUS
6
76
72
148
115
IM Daniel
USA
6
76
72
148
115
PERRIER Damien
FRA
6
71
77
148
115
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
6
75
73
148
115
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
6
73
75
148
124
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
7
74
75
149
124
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON Mathieu
FRA
7
73
76
149
124
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
7
76
73
149
124
HANSON Chris
ENG
7
72
77
149
124
ITEN Marco
SUI
7
74
75
149
124
STALTER Joël
FRA
7
74
75
149
124
STARK Oscar
SWE
7
75
74
149
131
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
8
76
74
150
131
JØRGENSEN Oliver
DEN
8
72
78
150
131
KIM Minkyu
KOR
8
73
77
150
134
ALBERTUS Max
NED
9
76
75
151
134
FANONNEL (AM) Guillaume
FRA
9
77
74
151
134
VIEILLEDENT Erwan
FRA
9
76
75
151
137
ERKENBECK James
USA
10
78
74
152
137
PHILIPPE Pierre-Henri
FRA
10
73
79
152
137
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
10
77
75
152
140
CATURLA Stanislas
FRA
11
74
79
153
140
COUPADE Jules
FRA
11
79
74
153
140
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
11
83
70
153
143
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
12
75
79
154
144
BIHAN Alan
FRA
13
82
73
155
144
CEA Michele
ITA
13
83
72
155
144
DAUX Franck
FRA
13
79
76
155
144
MOHR Marcus
ENG
13
78
77
155
148
MEYSSONNIER Stephane
FRA
14
76
80
156
149
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
15
75
82
157
150
RIVIERE Valentin
FRA
17
77
82
159
151
FARFAL Martin
FRA
18
80
80
160
151
PUIG Xavi
ESP
18
80
80
160
153
PIEDELIEVRE Paul
FRA
19
84
77
161
154
AUDEBERT (AM) Arthur
FRA
30
92
80
172