Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge R3

Tiley on course for debut win in France

July 11-14
Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France
€210,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Steven Tiley will take a three-shot lead into the final round of Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge as he goes in search of his first European Challenge Tour title.

Vaudreuil Golf Challenge R3 - Tiley on course for debut win in France
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The Englishman, who is playing in his 11th season on the Challenge Tour, leads after 54-holes for the first time, and is in pole position to clinch his first title on tour after recording a round of 69, two under par, to stay in front in France.

Tiley began the third day with a three-shot advantage after opening rounds of 64-68 and continued his impressive form at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil, where he finished runner-up to last year’s wire-to-wire champion Richard McEvoy.

A bogey on the third hole was his only blemish on the front nine as he made back-to-back birdies from the seventh hole to reach the turn at one under par. A birdie on the par five 12th preserved his lead before he followed that up with three successive pars.


After a bogey on the 16th Tiley’s lead dropped to two strokes, however, he bounced back with his third birdie of the week on the 18th hole to sign for a round of 69 and maintain his three-shot advantage over the field.  

With 18 holes left to play and a debut Challenge Tour win within touching distance, Tiley is trying to remain calm and concentrate on his game.

“The birdie on 18 could be crucial,” he said. “I’ve got to go out tomorrow and take care of my own business and not worry about anyone else and see if it’s good enough at the end.

“I’m excited for tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it.

“It was tough out there today. It was pretty windy, and it was tough playing with a lead. I held it together and got up-and-down when I needed to, so overall, pretty happy.

“I hit some loose shots at start but hit good shots on seven and eight to make birdies and made a good save on nine. I got a little bit nervous towards the end but managed to birdie the last after a good wedge shot.”

England’s Dave Coupland and Dutchman Darius van Driel, who clinched his first Challenge Tour win at the 2018 Euram Bank Open, sit in a share of second place, hoping to chase down Tiley, after recording rounds of 69 and 68, respectively.

Grégory Havret, a three-time European Tour winner, leads the charge on home soil following his two under par round of 69, including a birdie-birdie finish to join Englishman Matt Ford in a tie for fourth place on an eight under par total.  

The final round will start at 7:20am local time with Tiley going in search of victory from 12:30pm. 


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
TILEY Steven
ENG
-12
64
68
69
201
2
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-9
67
68
69
204
2
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-9
68
68
68
204
4
FORD Matt
ENG
-8
69
66
70
205
4
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-8
66
70
69
205
6
BLAND Richard
ENG
-7
70
66
70
206
6
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-7
68
67
71
206
6
GAVINS Daniel
ENG
-7
72
68
66
206
6
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-7
72
66
68
206
10
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-6
65
73
69
207
10
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
-6
69
73
65
207
10
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-6
64
73
70
207
10
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-6
70
72
65
207
14
BESSELING Wil
NED
-5
69
74
65
208
14
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
-5
69
71
68
208
14
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-5
68
71
69
208
14
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-5
72
71
65
208
18
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
-4
69
67
73
209
18
ORRIN Max
ENG
-4
71
70
68
209
18
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-4
69
69
71
209
18
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
-4
69
70
70
209
22
FARR Oliver
WAL
-3
74
68
68
210
22
FOOS Dominic
GER
-3
69
71
70
210
22
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-3
71
71
68
210
22
NIENABER Wilco
RSA
-3
67
73
70
210
22
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
-3
69
72
69
210
22
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-3
69
72
69
210
28
RIU Victor
FRA
-2
70
70
71
211
28
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-2
68
67
76
211
28
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-2
67
72
72
211
31
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-1
70
72
70
212
31
GEARY Josh
NZL
-1
67
75
70
212
31
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
-1
67
75
70
212
31
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-1
72
71
69
212
31
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-1
69
74
69
212
31
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-1
72
70
70
212
31
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-1
72
71
69
212
31
SYME Connor
SCO
-1
71
67
74
212
31
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-1
67
73
72
212
40
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
0
69
73
71
213
40
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
0
71
71
71
213
40
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
0
74
68
71
213
40
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
0
68
70
75
213
40
NEIL Bradley
SCO
0
69
69
75
213
40
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
0
68
70
75
213
46
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
1
74
69
71
214
46
EVANS Ryan
ENG
1
68
70
76
214
48
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
2
73
69
73
215
48
ANGLES Pep
ESP
2
72
67
76
215
48
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
2
68
73
74
215
48
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
2
68
74
73
215
48
LLOYD Chris
ENG
2
70
72
73
215
48
STUREHED Henric
SWE
2
74
68
73
215
54
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
3
69
72
75
216
54
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
3
72
71
73
216
54
VIRTO Borja
ESP
3
74
69
73
216
57
MADDY Paul
ENG
4
72
71
74
217
57
ROBB Chris
SCO
4
70
73
74
217
57
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
4
71
72
74
217
60
SADDIER Adrien
FRA
5
73
70
75
218
61
DEAN Joe
ENG
8
71
69
81
221