Made in Denmark Challenge R4

Hill nears Challenge Tour summit with second win

August 07-10
Silkeborg Ry Golfklub (Ry Course), Skanderborg, Denmark
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Calum Hill picked up the second win in his last three starts by sealing a one-shot victory at the Made in Denmark Challenge – Presented by FREJA.

Made in Denmark Challenge R4 - Hill nears Challenge Tour summit with second win
Credit: European Tour

The Scot began the final day in a five-way tie for the lead, but birdied his first two holes and then continued to push further under par, playing the sort of game which has characterised the last month of his career.

In a run of form beginning at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, where the 24-year-old finished as the joint low-Scot, he has played four tournaments in a combined 67 under par, winning the Euram Bank Open and finishing tied-third at the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge in the process, before triumphing this week in Skanderborg.

“I had a fantastic week up in Scotland with it being my first taste of a Rolex Series event,” he said. “Having a nice finish there just put a little cherry on top and gave me a little bit of confidence going forward.


“Then winning in Austria was a really big kick up and it got me feeling good. I didn’t get it done last week in Finland but I’m very happy to have another good week here in Denmark.

“If you can keep having good weeks it makes a big difference.”

Hill now finds himself second in the Challenge Tour Rankings, and in pursuit of a third win this season, which would see him immediately graduate to the European Tour under the three-win rule.

“A third win would obviously be the best outcome if that were able to happen,” he said. “If not I’ll carry on for the rest of the season and hope to stay in that top 15 and get a European Tour card for next year, but I’m very happy with how things have panned out and I can’t complain at all.”

Joel Sjöholm carded rounds of 65-69-65-68 to finish alone in second. The Swede pushed Hill right to the end, making a brilliant up and down on the final hole to secure his position on 22 under par and force Hill to make an up and down of his own for the win.

The runner-up finish is the second of the season for Sjöholm, and moves him 30 places up the Rankings into eighth.

The low-Dane honours at the Made in Denmark Challenge went to Benjamin Poke, who set the clubhouse target of 20 under par and finished in a tie for third with Dutchman Daan Huizing.

Another notable performance from the Danish contingent came from 21-year-old amateur John Axelsen, who finished tied-fifth on 19 under par.

The University of Florida student formed part of the Denmark’s first winning team at the World Amateur Team Championships last year along with rising Challenge Tour stars Rasmus and Nicolai Højgaard.

The Challenge Tour will now travel to the innovative ISPS Handa World Invitational Men I Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management.

The ground-breaking event will mark the first time that men and women compete in one tournament for equal prize funds in Europe and will take place at Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort in Northern Ireland from August 15-18.


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Made in Denmark Challenge R3

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
HILL Calum
SCO
-22
67
68
64
67
266
€ 32,000
2
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
-21
65
69
65
68
267
€ 22,000
3
HUIZING Daan
NED
-20
71
66
64
67
268
€ 13,000
3
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-20
64
70
67
67
268
€ 13,000
5
AXELSEN (AM) John
DEN
-19
68
67
67
67
269
€ 0
5
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-19
65
68
66
70
269
€ 7,500
5
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-19
70
66
67
66
269
€ 7,500
5
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-19
70
68
64
67
269
€ 7,500
5
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-19
68
68
65
68
269
€ 7,500
10
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-18
65
66
68
71
270
€ 4,800
11
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-17
67
64
70
70
271
€ 3,629
11
BESSELING Wil
NED
-17
67
68
67
69
271
€ 3,629
11
BLAND Richard
ENG
-17
66
72
61
72
271
€ 3,629
11
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-17
67
70
67
67
271
€ 3,629
11
FARR Oliver
WAL
-17
68
65
70
68
271
€ 3,629
11
FOOS Dominic
GER
-17
70
68
65
68
271
€ 3,629
11
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
-17
68
65
67
71
271
€ 3,629
18
BLOMSTRAND Christofer
SWE
-16
65
70
68
69
272
€ 2,150
18
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-16
67
67
70
68
272
€ 2,150
18
DAWSON Robin
IRL
-16
67
68
66
71
272
€ 2,150
18
EVANS Ryan
ENG
-16
70
67
67
68
272
€ 2,150
18
HANSON Chris
ENG
-16
68
65
68
71
272
€ 2,150
18
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
-16
65
69
68
70
272
€ 2,150
18
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-16
69
64
67
72
272
€ 2,150
18
LEON Hugo
CHI
-16
70
65
67
70
272
€ 2,150
18
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
-16
68
67
69
68
272
€ 2,150
18
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-16
66
71
66
69
272
€ 2,150
28
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-15
67
71
64
71
273
€ 1,680
28
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-15
69
69
64
71
273
€ 1,680
28
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-15
68
67
65
73
273
€ 1,680
28
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
-15
66
68
69
70
273
€ 1,680
28
SYME Connor
SCO
-15
70
68
66
69
273
€ 1,680
33
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-14
68
65
70
71
274
€ 1,500
33
EJLERSEN (AM) Anders Emil
DEN
-14
67
70
68
69
274
€ 0
33
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-14
69
67
67
71
274
€ 1,500
33
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-14
68
66
67
73
274
€ 1,500
33
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-14
63
73
67
71
274
€ 1,500
38
HOWIE Craig
SCO
-13
64
74
67
70
275
€ 1,340
38
LOPES Vitor
POR
-13
68
67
70
70
275
€ 1,340
38
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-13
67
67
68
73
275
€ 1,340
38
STUREHED Henric
SWE
-13
66
70
67
72
275
€ 1,340
42
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
-12
73
64
68
71
276
€ 1,180
42
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-12
68
69
69
70
276
€ 1,180
42
ROBB Chris
SCO
-12
68
68
70
70
276
€ 1,180
42
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-12
68
69
69
70
276
€ 1,180
46
VEYRET Victor
FRA
-11
70
65
70
72
277
€ 1,080
47
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-9
65
68
73
73
279
€ 1,000
47
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
-9
69
68
69
73
279
€ 1,000
47
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
-9
71
66
67
75
279
€ 1,000
50
OVESEN Martin
DEN
-8
66
69
70
75
280
€ 920
51
LAFEBER Maarten
NED
-9
71
67
69
0
207
€ 812
52
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-9
70
68
69
0
207
€ 812
53
CAREY David
IRL
-9
68
68
71
0
207
€ 812
54
GARCIA-HEREDIA Alfredo
ESP
-9
68
70
69
0
207
€ 812
55
Hundebøll JØRGENSEN Oliver
DEN
-9
67
70
70
0
207
€ 812
56
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-8
70
68
70
0
208
€ 720
57
NIENABER Wilco
RSA
-8
69
68
71
0
208
€ 720
58
BOOTE David
WAL
-8
67
67
74
0
208
€ 720
59
HOST (AM) August Thor
DEN
-8
68
69
71
0
208
€ 0
60
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-7
71
67
71
0
209
€ 680
61
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-6
70
68
72
0
210
€ 620
62
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-6
67
71
72
0
210
€ 620
63
ROSS Craig
SCO
-6
67
71
72
0
210
€ 620
64
ECCLES Ben
AUS
-6
72
65
73
0
210
€ 620
65
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-6
72
65
73
0
210
€ 620
66
DEAN Joe
ENG
-4
68
70
74
0
212
€ 560
67
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-2
69
69
76
0
214
€ 540
68
YOUNG Mark
ENG
99
64
71
71
0
206
€ 520
69
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-5
70
69
0
0
139
€ 0
70
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
-5
70
69
0
0
139
€ 0
71
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-5
68
71
0
0
139
€ 0
72
FORD Charlie
ENG
-5
71
68
0
0
139
€ 0
73
HURLEY Gary
IRL
-5
71
68
0
0
139
€ 0
74
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
-5
69
70
0
0
139
€ 0
75
KOEPKA Chase
USA
-5
68
71
0
0
139
€ 0
76
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
-5
67
72
0
0
139
€ 0
77
ITEN Marco
SUI
-4
73
67
0
0
140
€ 0
78
ERKENBECK James
USA
-4
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
79
JENSEN Lasse
DEN
-4
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
80
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
-4
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
81
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
-4
68
72
0
0
140
€ 0
82
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
-4
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
83
GEYGER Nico
CHI
-4
66
74
0
0
140
€ 0
84
MERONK Adrian
POL
-4
68
72
0
0
140
€ 0
85
GLOET Christian
DEN
-4
71
69
0
0
140
€ 0
86
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-4
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
87
HENRY Scott
SCO
-4
69
71
0
0
140
€ 0
88
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
-4
70
70
0
0
140
€ 0
89
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
-3
71
70
0
0
141
€ 0
90
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-3
69
72
0
0
141
€ 0
91
GREGORY Scott
ENG
-3
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
92
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
-3
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
93
KORINEK Ales
CZE
-3
68
73
0
0
141
€ 0
94
MANASSERO Matteo
ITA
-3
73
68
0
0
141
€ 0
95
EDBERG Pelle
SWE
-3
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
96
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
-3
70
71
0
0
141
€ 0
97
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-2
66
76
0
0
142
€ 0
98
HIGGO Garrick
RSA
-2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
99
HIDALGO Angel
ESP
-2
74
68
0
0
142
€ 0
100
FORD Matt
ENG
-2
68
74
0
0
142
€ 0
101
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
-2
71
71
0
0
142
€ 0
102
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
73
69
0
0
142
€ 0
103
STEWART Duncan
SCO
-2
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
104
CRUZ Tiago
POR
-2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
105
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-2
70
72
0
0
142
€ 0
106
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-2
69
73
0
0
142
€ 0
107
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
108
HJORTH Mikkel
DEN
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
109
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
110
CLEMENTS Todd
ENG
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
111
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
112
DEL VAL Samuel
ESP
-1
68
75
0
0
143
€ 0
113
LACROIX Frederic
FRA
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
114
GEARY Josh
NZL
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
115
HØJGAARD Nicolai
DEN
-1
76
67
0
0
143
€ 0
116
SAXTON Reinier
NED
-1
68
75
0
0
143
€ 0
117
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
118
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
119
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
120
ELVIRA Manuel
ESP
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
121
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
122
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
123
BERARDO Clément
FRA
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
124
DAVID Ben
ENG
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
125
VALASEK Peter
SVK
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
126
BALTL Timon
AUT
0
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
127
BAEK Peter Launer
DEN
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
128
DE BONDT Alan
BEL
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
129
GROS Sébastien
FRA
1
75
70
0
0
145
€ 0
130
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
131
MEJOW Philipp
GER
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
132
SADDIER Adrien
FRA
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
133
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
1
69
76
0
0
145
€ 0
134
EGGENBERGER Mathias
SUI
2
68
78
0
0
146
€ 0
135
SATAMA Henri
FIN
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
136
GAGNE Luis
CRC
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
137
VAN DOREN Yente
BEL
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
138
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
139
O’ROURKE Conor
IRL
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
140
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
141
LGUIRATI Ayoub
MAR
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
142
YAMAC (AM) Taner
TUR
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
143
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
144
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
145
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
146
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
147
FRIEDRICHSEN (AM) Sebastian
DEN
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
148
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
149
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
6
78
72
0
0
150
€ 0
150
NEUMAYER Bernard
AUT
13
75
82
0
0
157
€ 0
151
KAPLAN (AM) Orkunhan
TUR
15
83
76
0
0
159
€ 0
152
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
0
72
0
0
0
72
€ 0
153
MYLLYMAKI Aleksi
FIN
-1
71
0
0
0
71
€ 0
154
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
1
73
0
0
0
73
€ 0
155
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-1
71
0
0
0
71
€ 0
156
MADDY Paul
ENG
-2
70
0
0
0
70
€ 0