European Challenge Tour

Monaghan Irish Challenge 2018

October 04-07

Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland

€180,000

October 04-07

Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblayney, County Monaghan, Ireland

€180,000

Round 2

Trio share lead in Ireland

October 05, 2018

Calum Hill, Niklas Lemke and Ricardo Santos share the lead at the halfway stage of the Monaghan Irish Challenge at Concra Wood Golf Club.

Trio share lead in Ireland, © Getty Images
Calum Hill

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The trio are tied on seven under par and hold a one stroke advantage over Matt Ford after the second round in Castleblayney.

Hill, who won his first European Challenge Tour title at the Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf in August, carded a round of 69, three under par, including seven birdies and four bogeys to add to his opening round of 68.

Lemke shot a five under par round of 67 to tie the low round of the day, while Santos followed his opening round of 67 with a round of 69, two under par, to join the Swede as the early leaders on Day Two.

With a win to his name already this season, Hill was pleased to card a strong back nine to join the early pacesetters on seven under par.

“It was a good round,” he said. “My short game got me through it for two thirds of the round and then I put some nice shots together at the end, which was good.

“The conditions were milder. There wasn’t any drizzle and the wind wasn’t as gusty, so the course probably played a fraction easier but this is a tough course. When we played a practice round – me and a couple of pals – we felt it was a very tough course, so I’m very happy with seven under after two rounds.

“14 under par would be a very nice target over the weekend, but I don't know where that would put me. I can't complain with how it's going so far, so another two rounds like that would be fine.”

Trio share lead in Ireland, © Getty Images
Niklas Lemke

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Lemke is targeting another good week on the Challenge Tour after a tied 28th result in France two weeks ago and a share of 33rd in Kazakhstan a week earlier. Following his opening two rounds, the 34 year old feels his game is going in the right direction.

“It was good, and my game was pretty solid from the start,” he said. “It has been pretty good lately and I made some putts today, which was nice.

“The conditions were really nice in the beginning of the round, then after ten holes the wind picked up. It was good to have control over the golf ball today. The game has been pretty good over the last few months, but I haven’t been able to make the putts, but today I found a few.”

Englishman Ford is one shot behind the trio after his two under par round of 69, while there is a chasing pack of Robert MacIntyre, Christopher Mivis and Oliver Wilson on five under par – two shots off the leaders.

Overnight leader Rhys Enoch fell away after a disappointing round of 76, four over par. However, Irishman Paul McBride remains in contention, three shots behind the leaders, with compatriot Ruaidhri McGee a further stroke behind following his five under par round of 67.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
SANTOS, Ricardo
-7
67
70
137
LEMKE, Niklas
-7
70
67
137
HILL, Calum
-7
68
69
137
4
FORD, Matt
-6
68
70
138
5
MACINTYRE, Robert
-5
71
68
139
MIVIS, Christopher
-5
69
70
139
WILSON, Oliver
-5
69
70
139
8
ITEN, Marco
-4
70
70
140
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
70
70
140
HELLGREN, Björn
-4
72
68
140
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-4
68
72
140
MCBRIDE, Paul
-4
70
70
140
13
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-3
70
71
141
KHAN, Simon
-3
72
69
141
LINDELL, Oliver
-3
74
67
141
DEAN, Joseph
-3
71
70
141
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-3
74
67
141
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-3
69
72
141
LINARD, Thomas
-3
67
74
141
20
ENOCH, Rhys
-2
66
76
142
CROCKER, Sean
-2
71
71
142
O'ROURKE, Conor
-2
72
70
142
23
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
71
72
143
PERRIER, Damien
-1
73
70
143
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
71
72
143
STAL, Gary
-1
72
71
143
EVANS, Ben
-1
70
73
143
MEJOW, Philipp
-1
71
72
143
HEISELE, Sebastian
-1
76
67
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
72
71
143
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
72
71
143
32
SCHMITT, Max
Par
74
70
144
OVESEN, Martin
Par
72
72
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
Par
71
73
144
STARK, Oscar
Par
72
72
144
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
Par
73
71
144
PARKER, Ben
Par
72
72
144
TREE, Toby
Par
73
71
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
73
71
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
Par
73
71
144
MOORE, Bradley
Par
67
77
144
BRUN, Julien
Par
73
71
144
43
RUSCH, Benjamin
1
68
77
145
MERONK, Adrian
1
75
70
145
FERGUSON, Ewen
1
72
73
145
ADAMS, James
1
77
68
145
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
72
73
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
72
73
145
EASTON, Bryce
1
73
72
145
50
FENASSE, Mathieu
2
75
71
146
DI NITTO, Enrico
2
72
74
146
STEWART, Duncan
2
68
78
146
ROUSSEL, Robin
2
73
73
146
SENIOR, Jack
2
76
70
146
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
72
74
146
PHELAN, Kevin
2
73
73
146
MADDY, Paul
2
71
75
146
RIU, Victor
2
73
73
146
ARMITAGE, Marcus
2
72
74
146
KEARNEY, Niall
2
73
73
146
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
71
75
146
VAN WEST, Robbie
2
75
71
146
63
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
3
74
73
147
SHARVIN, Cormac
3
73
74
147
CARLSSON, Johan
3
74
73
147
HURLEY, Gary
3
76
71
147
LAMPERT, Moritz
3
69
78
147
DOHERTY, Jack
3
74
73
147
MATUS, Stanislav
3
68
79
147
KAKKO, Roope
3
76
71
147
SAMOOJA, Kalle
3
72
75
147
MICHAEL, Anthony
3
75
72
147
73
BOYD, Gary
4
74
74
148
EINHAUS, Sean
4
72
76
148
STALTER, Joël
4
74
74
148
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
4
75
73
148
MCDONALD, Jack
4
73
75
148
CALDWELL, Jonathan
4
74
74
148
GALBRAITH, JR
4
73
75
148
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
78
70
148
81
KNAPPE, Alexander
5
76
73
149
SCALISE, Lorenzo
5
75
74
149
83
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
6
76
74
150
MCLEARY, Jamie
6
79
71
150
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
6
76
74
150
CAFOUREK, Jan
6
74
76
150
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
6
76
74
150
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
6
75
75
150
89
BENSON, Seve
7
77
74
151
LAW, David
7
77
74
151
RAYMOND, Cameron
7
74
77
151
HABELER, Markus
7
76
75
151
DAVIES, Rhys
7
81
70
151
HENRY, Scott
7
79
72
151
McCARROLL, Brendan
7
75
76
151
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
7
77
74
151
CASEY, Brian
7
70
81
151
98
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
8
77
75
152
BRAEUNIG, Christian
8
80
72
152
MCKIBBIN (AM), Tom
8
78
74
152
MCELROY, Dermot
8
77
75
152
GREHAN, Stuart
8
75
77
152
103
GASPAR, Miguel
9
77
76
153
STOW, Ben
9
74
79
153
DONNELLY, Luke
9
77
76
153
106
IDSTAM, Stefan
10
81
73
154
RICE, Tim
10
73
81
154
108
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
11
80
75
155
109
SPOONER, Billy
13
78
79
157
110
DALLAT, Michael
14
81
77
158
111
MARSH, Nick
15
79
80
159
CHAPMAN, Adam
15
83
76
159
113
BESSA, Tomás
16
79
81
160
114
SUCHAN, Daniel
17
81
80
161
115
DEDEK, Petr
28
82
90
172
RETD
NILSSON, Åke
10
10
-
-
W/D
SJÖHOLM, Joel
11
83
-
-
W/D
KELLETT, Ross
-
-
-
-
RETD
ESPAÑA, Edouard
6
78
-
-
W/D
KIMSEY, Nathan
-
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
SANTOS, Ricardo
-7
137
LEMKE, Niklas
-7
137
HILL, Calum
-7
137
4
FORD, Matt
-6
138
5
MACINTYRE, Robert
-5
139
MIVIS, Christopher
-5
139
WILSON, Oliver
-5
139
8
ITEN, Marco
-4
140
MANLEY, Stuart
-4
140
HELLGREN, Björn
-4
140
PORTEOUS, Garrick
-4
140
MCBRIDE, Paul
-4
140
13
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-3
141
KHAN, Simon
-3
141
LINDELL, Oliver
-3
141
DEAN, Joseph
-3
141
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-3
141
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-3
141
LINARD, Thomas
-3
141
20
ENOCH, Rhys
-2
142
CROCKER, Sean
-2
142
O'ROURKE, Conor
-2
142
23
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
143
PERRIER, Damien
-1
143
McGOWAN, Ross
-1
143
STAL, Gary
-1
143
EVANS, Ben
-1
143
MEJOW, Philipp
-1
143
HEISELE, Sebastian
-1
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
143
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-1
143
32
SCHMITT, Max
Par
144
OVESEN, Martin
Par
144
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
Par
144
STARK, Oscar
Par
144
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
Par
144
PARKER, Ben
Par
144
TREE, Toby
Par
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
Par
144
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
Par
144
MOORE, Bradley
Par
144
BRUN, Julien
Par
144
43
RUSCH, Benjamin
1
145
MERONK, Adrian
1
145
FERGUSON, Ewen
1
145
ADAMS, James
1
145
NEMECZ, Lukas
1
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
145
EASTON, Bryce
1
145
50
FENASSE, Mathieu
2
146
DI NITTO, Enrico
2
146
STEWART, Duncan
2
146
ROUSSEL, Robin
2
146
SENIOR, Jack
2
146
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
146
PHELAN, Kevin
2
146
MADDY, Paul
2
146
RIU, Victor
2
146
ARMITAGE, Marcus
2
146
KEARNEY, Niall
2
146
TRAPPEL, Manuel
2
146
VAN WEST, Robbie
2
146
63
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
3
147
SHARVIN, Cormac
3
147
CARLSSON, Johan
3
147
HURLEY, Gary
3
147
LAMPERT, Moritz
3
147
DOHERTY, Jack
3
147
MATUS, Stanislav
3
147
KAKKO, Roope
3
147
SAMOOJA, Kalle
3
147
MICHAEL, Anthony
3
147
73
BOYD, Gary
4
148
EINHAUS, Sean
4
148
STALTER, Joël
4
148
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
4
148
MCDONALD, Jack
4
148
CALDWELL, Jonathan
4
148
GALBRAITH, JR
4
148
COUSSAUD, Ugo
4
148
81
KNAPPE, Alexander
5
149
SCALISE, Lorenzo
5
149
83
BERNA MANZANARES, Daniel
6
150
MCLEARY, Jamie
6
150
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
6
150
CAFOUREK, Jan
6
150
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
6
150
EGGENBERGER, Mathias
6
150
89
BENSON, Seve
7
151
LAW, David
7
151
RAYMOND, Cameron
7
151
HABELER, Markus
7
151
DAVIES, Rhys
7
151
HENRY, Scott
7
151
McCARROLL, Brendan
7
151
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
7
151
CASEY, Brian
7
151
98
VAN MEIJEL, Lars
8
152
BRAEUNIG, Christian
8
152
MCKIBBIN (AM), Tom
8
152
MCELROY, Dermot
8
152
GREHAN, Stuart
8
152
103
GASPAR, Miguel
9
153
STOW, Ben
9
153
DONNELLY, Luke
9
153
106
IDSTAM, Stefan
10
154
RICE, Tim
10
154
108
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
11
155
109
SPOONER, Billy
13
157
110
DALLAT, Michael
14
158
111
MARSH, Nick
15
159
CHAPMAN, Adam
15
159
113
BESSA, Tomás
16
160
114
SUCHAN, Daniel
17
161
115
DEDEK, Petr
28
172
RETD
NILSSON, Åke
10
-
W/D
SJÖHOLM, Joel
11
-
W/D
KELLETT, Ross
-
-
RETD
ESPAÑA, Edouard
6
-
W/D
KIMSEY, Nathan
-
-