European Challenge Tour

Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge

July 19-22

Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil

July 19-22

Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil

Round 4

McEvoy the magician cements wire-to-wire triumph

July 22, 2018

Richard McEvoy secured a fantastic wire-to-wire victory at the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge by posting a three under par final day 68 at Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil.

McEvoy the magician cements wire-to-wire triumph, © European Tour

The Englishman finished on 18 under par for the week, two clear of compatriot and nearest challenger Steven Tiley, whose five under 66 wasn't quite enough to displace McEvoy, who led from Day One.

Tiley posted the low round of the week on Saturday, a blemish-free 62, which was enough to make McEvoy know it wasn't going to be easy on the final day, but the 2005 Panasonic Panama Open winner showed great poise and maturity to secure a sensational victory.

McEvoy is delighted to be back in the winners' circle and insists there is no better confidence boost that winning tournaments.

“I'm delighted; really, really pleased,” he said. “Steve ran me hard today. I had a good lead going into the back nine and he made a good birdie at 12 and I made a mistake at 13 and it was then within two and then he hit some great shots coming in.

“15 was the changing point for me. I holed a fantastic putt for par to stay two clear and then we both hit it very close at the next to make birdies. I'm over the moon."

“I've got a little more belief in my game at the moment, which is great. Nothing beats winning for your confidence."

“Even if you're playing well and getting good finishes, winning a tournament and finishing it off down the stretch is always great for your confidence. To do it wire-to-wire this week, leading from Day One, has pleased me even more so I'm really chuffed.”

The 39 year old had high praise for the golf course in Le Vaudreuil, particularly after torrential rainfall on Friday and is now hoping to kick on from his victory.

“It's a great golf course," he said. "It's been set up very tough this week and very well, exactly like a European Tour event would be with the thick rough.

“The course has held up really well with the conditions we've had, especially the heavy rain on Friday. The green staff have done really a really good job there.

“Fingers crossed I can roll on now and get myself back on the European Tour full-time and try and stay there this time.”

Tiley's second place is his best result on the European Challenge Tour for two years and he was followed by two-time Challenge Tour winner Borja Virto, who came third on 12 under par.

Behind the Spaniard came Antoine Rozner, who finished as best Frenchman, Daan Huizing, Marco Iten and Christopher Mivis on 11 under.

A year on from winning the Silver Medal at The Open Championship, Alfie Plant secured his best-ever finish on Europe's top developmental tour, finishing tied eighth on ten under par alongside six players including James Erkenbeck, Ewen Ferguson and Nicolai Von Dellingshausen.

The victory moves McEvoy up to 20th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah from his previous position of 117th , while Tiley jumps 59 places to 29th.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
MCEVOY Richard
ENG
-18
64
66
68
68
266
33,600
2
TILEY Steven
ENG
-16
69
71
62
66
268
23,100
3
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-12
69
69
66
68
272
14,700
4
HUIZING Daan
NED
-11
73
66
67
67
273
9,555
4
ITEN Marco
SUI
-11
72
67
66
68
273
9,555
4
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
-11
65
71
69
68
273
9,555
4
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-11
69
69
69
66
273
9,555
8
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
-10
67
68
68
71
274
4,440
8
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-10
70
65
70
69
274
4,440
8
ERKENBECK James
USA
-10
75
65
67
67
274
4,440
8
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-10
72
67
68
67
274
4,440
8
PLANT Alfie
ENG
-10
70
69
67
68
274
4,440
8
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-10
69
69
69
67
274
4,440
8
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-10
71
68
67
68
274
4,440
15
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-9
69
69
70
67
275
3,255
15
LANGASQUE Romain
FRA
-9
69
72
66
68
275
3,255
17
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-8
70
71
68
67
276
2,541
17
KELLETT Ross
SCO
-8
66
69
67
74
276
2,541
17
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
-8
69
70
68
69
276
2,541
17
MERONK Adrian
POL
-8
70
70
65
71
276
2,541
17
RUTHERFORD Jamie
ENG
-8
67
69
68
72
276
2,541
22
GRENIER Anthony
FRA
-7
71
69
69
68
277
1,995
22
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-7
70
71
67
69
277
1,995
22
ORRIN Max
ENG
-7
69
71
68
69
277
1,995
22
SERNA Óscar
MEX
-7
72
66
70
69
277
1,995
26
HOEY Michael
NIR
-6
69
72
68
69
278
1,869
26
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-6
71
67
69
71
278
1,869
28
CIANCHETTI Luca
ITA
-5
68
68
72
71
279
1,659
28
FORD Matt
ENG
-5
68
70
69
72
279
1,659
28
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-5
68
69
67
75
279
1,659
28
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-5
71
70
69
69
279
1,659
28
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-5
73
66
68
72
279
1,659
28
MOYNIHAN Gavin
IRL
-5
68
67
69
75
279
1,659
28
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
-5
72
68
73
66
279
1,659
28
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-5
71
69
69
70
279
1,659
36
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-4
73
68
68
71
280
1,386
36
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-4
72
66
72
70
280
1,386
36
PEREZ Victor
FRA
-4
68
73
69
70
280
1,386
36
RIU Victor
FRA
-4
68
69
73
70
280
1,386
36
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-4
70
71
70
69
280
1,386
41
BERARDO Clément
FRA
-3
69
72
69
71
281
1,218
41
GONNET Jean-Baptiste
FRA
-3
70
70
73
68
281
1,218
41
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-3
71
70
70
70
281
1,218
44
CASEY Harry
ENG
-2
72
69
71
70
282
1,092
44
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-2
71
68
72
71
282
1,092
44
ROZNER Oliv
FRA
-2
69
72
74
67
282
1,092
47
HILL Calum
SCO
-1
70
70
70
73
283
924
47
MADDY Paul
ENG
-1
65
70
75
73
283
924
47
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
-1
69
71
73
70
283
924
47
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
-1
72
68
71
72
283
924
47
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-1
70
70
74
69
283
924
52
SEGUROLA Jose Pablo
ESP
0
71
70
70
73
284
809
52
WIDEMANN Alexandre
FRA
0
71
69
74
70
284
809
54
CAPON Louis
FRA
1
68
71
74
72
285
777
55
ADAMS James
ENG
2
70
71
71
74
286
693
55
O'BRIAIN Neil
IRL
2
70
71
72
73
286
693
55
ROBERTSHAWE Samuel
ENG
2
72
64
76
74
286
693
55
TACHER Nicolas
FRA
2
72
69
72
73
286
693
55
TARVER-JONES Peter
ENG
2
67
72
71
76
286
693
55
TREE Toby
ENG
2
72
69
70
75
286
693
55
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
NED
2
71
70
73
72
286
693
62
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
4
68
73
73
74
288
609
63
BRUN Julien
FRA
11
70
71
79
75
295
588
64
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-3
70
69
0
0
139
0
65
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
0
71
71
0
0
142
0
65
COCHA Tommy
ARG
0
76
66
0
0
142
0
65
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
0
69
73
0
0
142
0
65
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
0
72
70
0
0
142
0
65
LLOYD Chris
ENG
0
72
70
0
0
142
0
65
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
0
72
70
0
0
142
0
65
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
0
76
66
0
0
142
0
65
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
0
72
70
0
0
142
0
73
EASTON Bryce
RSA
1
73
70
0
0
143
0
73
EINHAUS Sean
GER
1
76
67
0
0
143
0
73
GRESSIER Julien
FRA
1
71
72
0
0
143
0
73
PENDARIES (AM) Adrien
FRA
1
73
70
0
0
143
0
73
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
1
72
71
0
0
143
0
73
SINGH BRAR Jack
ENG
1
75
68
0
0
143
0
73
STAL Gary
FRA
1
73
70
0
0
143
0
73
STOW Ben
ENG
1
70
73
0
0
143
0
73
VENTURA Kristoffer
NOR
1
73
70
0
0
143
0
82
BOYD Gary
ENG
2
72
72
0
0
144
0
82
BUIJS Lars
BEL
2
70
74
0
0
144
0
82
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
2
74
70
0
0
144
0
82
CULLEN Nick
AUS
2
74
70
0
0
144
0
82
GANDON (AM) Jeremy
FRA
2
75
69
0
0
144
0
82
HJELM Rasmus
DEN
2
75
69
0
0
144
0
82
LACROIX (AM) Frederic
FRA
2
75
69
0
0
144
0
82
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
2
75
69
0
0
144
0
82
MØLLER Niklas Norgaard
DEN
2
77
67
0
0
144
0
82
PERRIER Damien
FRA
2
74
70
0
0
144
0
92
AMEIL-PLANCHIN Arthur
SUI
3
73
72
0
0
145
0
92
ARNAUS Adri
ESP
3
71
74
0
0
145
0
92
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
3
74
71
0
0
145
0
92
FINCH Richard
ENG
3
71
74
0
0
145
0
92
FRITSCH Florian
GER
3
71
74
0
0
145
0
92
GEYGER Nico
CHI
3
73
72
0
0
145
0
92
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
3
73
72
0
0
145
0
92
PIAGET Sandro
MON
3
69
76
0
0
145
0
92
RUSSO Charles-Edouard
FRA
3
72
73
0
0
145
0
92
VAISANEN Linus
FIN
3
76
69
0
0
145
0
102
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
NOR
4
72
74
0
0
146
0
102
CHAPELLAN Baptiste
FRA
4
75
71
0
0
146
0
102
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
4
71
75
0
0
146
0
102
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
4
74
72
0
0
146
0
102
EVANS Ben
ENG
4
71
75
0
0
146
0
102
SAINZ Javier
ESP
4
74
72
0
0
146
0
102
VELASCO Alvaro
ESP
4
74
72
0
0
146
0
102
VIEILLEDENT Erwan
FRA
4
72
74
0
0
146
0
110
ADARRAGA GOMEZ Jose Luis
ESP
5
71
76
0
0
147
0
110
ALTMEYER Mickael
FRA
5
76
71
0
0
147
0
110
COUPADE Jules
FRA
5
76
71
0
0
147
0
110
DEBOVE (AM) Quentin
FRA
5
79
68
0
0
147
0
110
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
5
77
70
0
0
147
0
110
LAW David
SCO
5
78
69
0
0
147
0
110
LEON Hugo
CHI
5
75
72
0
0
147
0
110
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
5
77
70
0
0
147
0
110
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
DEN
5
72
75
0
0
147
0
110
SHIELDS Paul
SCO
5
74
73
0
0
147
0
110
SNOBECK Anthony
FRA
5
73
74
0
0
147
0
121
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
6
76
72
0
0
148
0
121
HUTSBY Sam
ENG
6
80
68
0
0
148
0
121
KHAN Simon
ENG
6
77
71
0
0
148
0
121
KING Gary
ENG
6
74
74
0
0
148
0
121
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
6
73
75
0
0
148
0
126
CALDERON Matias
CHI
8
75
75
0
0
150
0
126
CALMELS François
FRA
8
78
72
0
0
150
0
126
SARASTI Juan
ESP
8
72
78
0
0
150
0
129
ARONSEN Christian
NOR
9
81
70
0
0
151
0
129
ROSAYE Amaury
FRA
9
74
77
0
0
151
0
131
CATHERINE (AM) Edgar
FRA
11
76
77
0
0
153
0
131
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
11
73
80
0
0
153
0
133
FOOS Dominic
GER
12
75
79
0
0
154
0
133
MARSH Nick
ENG
12
79
75
0
0
154
0
135
AUBOIN (AM) Antoine
FRA
13
82
73
0
0
155
0
135
JOHNSTON Liam
SCO
13
82
73
0
0
155
0
137
BOASSON Axel
ISL
14
83
73
0
0
156
0
138
VOISARD Jeremy
FRA
18
83
77
0
0
160
0
139
TESTELIN Sam
FRA
21
82
81
0
0
163
0
140
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
0
71
0
0
0
71
0
140
BENSON Seve
ENG
4
75
0
0
0
75
0
140
BIHAN Alan
FRA
2
73
0
0
0
73
0
140
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
5
76
0
0
0
76
0
140
DAVIES Rhys
WAL
12
83
0
0
0
83
0
140
DOAK Chris
SCO
3
74
0
0
0
74
0
140
HOWARD Paul
ENG
8
79
0
0
0
79
0
140
MARGUERY Raphael
FRA
9
80
0
0
0
80
0
140
MAW James
ENG
2
73
0
0
0
73
0
140
MCELROY Dermot
NIR
2
73
0
0
0
73
0
140
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-1
70
0
0
0
70
0
140
RENARD Anthony
FRA
-1
70
0
0
0
70
0
140
SAXTON Reinier
NED
6
77
0
0
0
77
0
140
STALTER Joël
FRA
6
77
0
0
0
77
0
155
BROWN Daniel
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
155
LAFEBER Maarten
NED
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
155
PARRY John
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Prize Money
1
MCEVOY Richard
-18
33,600
2
TILEY Steven
-16
23,100
3
VIRTO Borja
-12
14,700
4
HUIZING Daan
-11
9,555
4
ITEN Marco
-11
9,555
4
MIVIS Christopher
-11
9,555
4
ROZNER Antoine
-11
9,555
8
BEKKER Oliver
-10
4,440
8
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
-10
4,440
8
ERKENBECK James
-10
4,440
8
FERGUSON Ewen
-10
4,440
8
PLANT Alfie
-10
4,440
8
STEWART Duncan
-10
4,440
8
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
-10
4,440
15
CARLSSON Johan
-9
3,255
15
LANGASQUE Romain
-9
3,255
17
KAKKO Roope
-8
2,541
17
KELLETT Ross
-8
2,541
17
KIMSEY Nathan
-8
2,541
17
MERONK Adrian
-8
2,541
17
RUTHERFORD Jamie
-8
2,541
22
GRENIER Anthony
-7
1,995
22
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
-7
1,995
22
ORRIN Max
-7
1,995
22
SERNA Óscar
-7
1,995
26
HOEY Michael
-6
1,869
26
MCDONALD Jack
-6
1,869
28
CIANCHETTI Luca
-5
1,659
28
FORD Matt
-5
1,659
28
LINARD Thomas
-5
1,659
28
MACINTYRE Robert
-5
1,659
28
MEJOW Philipp
-5
1,659
28
MOYNIHAN Gavin
-5
1,659
28
RITTHAMMER Bernd
-5
1,659
28
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
-5
1,659
36
KIM Minkyu
-4
1,386
36
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
-4
1,386
36
PEREZ Victor
-4
1,386
36
RIU Victor
-4
1,386
36
VAN MEIJEL Lars
-4
1,386
41
BERARDO Clément
-3
1,218
41
GONNET Jean-Baptiste
-3
1,218
41
JOHANSSON Niclas
-3
1,218
44
CASEY Harry
-2
1,092
44
LIMA José-Filipe
-2
1,092
44
ROZNER Oliv
-2
1,092
47
HILL Calum
-1
924
47
MADDY Paul
-1
924
47
MANLEY Stuart
-1
924
47
MCGEE Ruaidhri
-1
924
47
VAN DRIEL Darius
-1
924
52
SEGUROLA Jose Pablo
0
809
52
WIDEMANN Alexandre
0
809
54
CAPON Louis
1
777
55
ADAMS James
2
693
55
O'BRIAIN Neil
2
693
55
ROBERTSHAWE Samuel
2
693
55
TACHER Nicolas
2
693
55
TARVER-JONES Peter
2
693
55
TREE Toby
2
693
55
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
2
693
62
DUBOIS Edouard
4
609
63
BRUN Julien
11
588
64
SCHNEIDER Marcel
-3
0
65
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
0
0
65
COCHA Tommy
0
0
65
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
0
0
65
LINDELL Oliver
0
0
65
LLOYD Chris
0
0
65
MACCARIO Federico
0
0
65
MATUS Stanislav
0
0
65
SHARVIN Cormac
0
0
73
EASTON Bryce
1
0
73
EINHAUS Sean
1
0
73
GRESSIER Julien
1
0
73
PENDARIES (AM) Adrien
1
0
73
ROUSSEL Robin
1
0
73
SINGH BRAR Jack
1
0
73
STAL Gary
1
0
73
STOW Ben
1
0
73
VENTURA Kristoffer
1
0
82
BOYD Gary
2
0
82
BUIJS Lars
2
0
82
COUSSAUD Ugo
2
0
82
CULLEN Nick
2
0
82
GANDON (AM) Jeremy
2
0
82
HJELM Rasmus
2
0
82
LACROIX (AM) Frederic
2
0
82
MCBRIDE Paul
2
0
82
MØLLER Niklas Norgaard
2
0
82
PERRIER Damien
2
0
92
AMEIL-PLANCHIN Arthur
3
0
92
ARNAUS Adri
3
0
92
CHAPMAN Adam
3
0
92
FINCH Richard
3
0
92
FRITSCH Florian
3
0
92
GEYGER Nico
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0
92
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0
92
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3
0
92
RUSSO Charles-Edouard
3
0
92
VAISANEN Linus
3
0
102
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
4
0
102
CHAPELLAN Baptiste
4
0
102
DI NITTO Enrico
4
0
102
ESPAÑA Edouard
4
0
102
EVANS Ben
4
0
102
SAINZ Javier
4
0
102
VELASCO Alvaro
4
0
102
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0
110
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5
0
110
ALTMEYER Mickael
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0
110
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5
0
110
DEBOVE (AM) Quentin
5
0
110
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5
0
110
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5
0
110
LEON Hugo
5
0
110
MADSEN Morten Ørum
5
0
110
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
5
0
110
SHIELDS Paul
5
0
110
SNOBECK Anthony
5
0
121
DOHERTY Jack
6
0
121
HUTSBY Sam
6
0
121
KHAN Simon
6
0
121
KING Gary
6
0
121
MRUZEK Filip
6
0
126
CALDERON Matias
8
0
126
CALMELS François
8
0
126
SARASTI Juan
8
0
129
ARONSEN Christian
9
0
129
ROSAYE Amaury
9
0
131
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11
0
131
WITTMANN Sebastian
11
0
133
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12
0
133
MARSH Nick
12
0
135
AUBOIN (AM) Antoine
13
0
135
JOHNSTON Liam
13
0
137
BOASSON Axel
14
0
138
VOISARD Jeremy
18
0
139
TESTELIN Sam
21
0
140
ABBOTT Jamie
0
0
140
BENSON Seve
4
0
140
BIHAN Alan
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0
140
CALDWELL Jonathan
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0
140
DAVIES Rhys
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0
140
DOAK Chris
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0
140
HOWARD Paul
8
0
140
MARGUERY Raphael
9
0
140
MAW James
2
0
140
MCELROY Dermot
2
0
140
McGOWAN Ross
-1
0
140
RENARD Anthony
-1
0
140
SAXTON Reinier
6
0
140
STALTER Joël
6
0
155
BROWN Daniel
0
0
155
LAFEBER Maarten
0
0
155
PARRY John
0
0