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 3

Lemke leads the way in Ireland

October 06, 2018

Niklas Lemke will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Monaghan Irish Challenge after carding a bogey-free three under par round of 69.

Lemke leads the way in Ireland, © Getty Images

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Lemke, who held the overnight lead alongside Calum Hill and Ricardo Santos on seven under par, finished with back-to-back birdies to add to his gain on the first, leapfrogging Oliver Wilson to claim top spot.

The Swede followed up his opening rounds of 70 and 67 with a blemish-free round of 69 to retain the lead at Concra Wood Golf Club, increasing his chance of winning his first European Challenge Tour title.

Having birdied the first hole on the opening two days, the 34 year old continued the trend to move to eight under par with the early pacesetters.

The lead changed hands throughout the day as Robert MacIntyre, Santos and Wilson battled for pole position. However, Lemke remained calm and patient, parring the second hole through to the 16th.

With Wilson a group ahead and finishing on nine under par, Lemke made successive gains on his final two holes to move ahead and take a one stroke advantage into the final round.

“I got off to a quick start with a birdie on the first,” he said. “Then I played pretty solid and got close to the hole, but mainly had downhill putts and no great chances. I made a crucial up-and-down on 16 to save par, then I got lucky with two birdies on the last two holes.

“The wind was a little bit swirly, but I think it was a combination of the wind and the cold, which made things tricky, especially towards the end when the ball wasn’t going as far. It is a tricky course and it was tough out there.

“I’m feeling good ahead of tomorrow. There are going to be strong winds during the day, so I will make time to hit a couple of drivers on the range in the morning because I didn’t have my best game with me today, but it turned out pretty good anyway.”

Wilson, who won the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson in August, will hope to continue his good work during the final round, having signed for a bogey-free round of 68, four under par, to sit in second place.

MacIntyre and Santos lie a shot behind the Englishman to stay in contention, while Hill, who was part of the leading overnight trio, slipped back following his one over par round of 73. Irishman Kevin Phelan leads the charge for the home crowd, sitting in 12th place as he shot the low round of the day, a five under par round of 67.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
LEMKE, Niklas
-10
70
67
69
206
2
WILSON, Oliver
-9
69
70
68
207
3
SANTOS, Ricardo
-8
67
70
71
208
MACINTYRE, Robert
-8
71
68
69
208
5
HILL, Calum
-6
68
69
73
210
ITEN, Marco
-6
70
70
70
210
FORD, Matt
-6
68
70
72
210
8
LINARD, Thomas
-5
67
74
70
211
9
ENOCH, Rhys
-4
66
76
70
212
KHAN, Simon
-4
72
69
71
212
EVANS, Ben
-4
70
73
69
212
12
PHELAN, Kevin
-3
73
73
67
213
13
MIVIS, Christopher
-2
69
70
75
214
MCBRIDE, Paul
-2
70
70
74
214
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-2
70
71
73
214
TREE, Toby
-2
73
71
70
214
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
69
72
73
214
18
HELLGREN, Björn
-1
72
68
75
215
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
74
67
74
215
OVESEN, Martin
-1
72
72
71
215
PERRIER, Damien
-1
73
70
72
215
MEJOW, Philipp
-1
71
72
72
215
NEMECZ, Lukas
-1
72
73
70
215
24
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
68
72
76
216
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
Par
72
71
73
216
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
Par
74
67
75
216
HEISELE, Sebastian
Par
76
67
73
216
FRITSCH, Florian
Par
71
72
73
216
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
Par
72
71
73
216
SCHMITT, Max
Par
74
70
72
216
SENIOR, Jack
Par
76
70
70
216
RUSCH, Benjamin
Par
68
77
71
216
ROUSSEL, Robin
Par
73
73
70
216
34
MANLEY, Stuart
1
70
70
77
217
CROCKER, Sean
1
71
71
75
217
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
1
73
71
73
217
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
1
73
71
73
217
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
72
73
72
217
MERONK, Adrian
1
75
70
72
217
ARMITAGE, Marcus
1
72
74
71
217
41
O'ROURKE, Conor
2
72
70
76
218
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
72
74
72
218
STAL, Gary
2
72
71
75
218
KEARNEY, Niall
2
73
73
72
218
45
STARK, Oscar
3
72
72
75
219
FERGUSON, Ewen
3
72
73
74
219
BRUN, Julien
3
73
71
75
219
STEWART, Duncan
3
68
78
73
219
FENASSE, Mathieu
3
75
71
73
219
MADDY, Paul
3
71
75
73
219
51
RIU, Victor
4
73
73
74
220
McGOWAN, Ross
4
71
72
77
220
DEAN, Joseph
4
71
70
79
220
DI NITTO, Enrico
4
72
74
74
220
55
MOORE, Bradley
5
67
77
77
221
56
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
6
71
73
78
222
TRAPPEL, Manuel
6
71
75
76
222
ADAMS, James
6
77
68
77
222
EASTON, Bryce
6
73
72
77
222
60
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
7
73
71
79
223
VAN WEST, Robbie
7
75
71
77
223
62
PARKER, Ben
12
72
72
84
228
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
LEMKE, Niklas
-10
206
2
WILSON, Oliver
-9
207
3
SANTOS, Ricardo
-8
208
MACINTYRE, Robert
-8
208
5
HILL, Calum
-6
210
ITEN, Marco
-6
210
FORD, Matt
-6
210
8
LINARD, Thomas
-5
211
9
ENOCH, Rhys
-4
212
KHAN, Simon
-4
212
EVANS, Ben
-4
212
12
PHELAN, Kevin
-3
213
13
MIVIS, Christopher
-2
214
MCBRIDE, Paul
-2
214
CARLSSON, Magnus A
-2
214
TREE, Toby
-2
214
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
-2
214
18
HELLGREN, Björn
-1
215
LINDELL, Oliver
-1
215
OVESEN, Martin
-1
215
PERRIER, Damien
-1
215
MEJOW, Philipp
-1
215
NEMECZ, Lukas
-1
215
24
PORTEOUS, Garrick
Par
216
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
Par
216
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
Par
216
HEISELE, Sebastian
Par
216
FRITSCH, Florian
Par
216
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
Par
216
SCHMITT, Max
Par
216
SENIOR, Jack
Par
216
RUSCH, Benjamin
Par
216
ROUSSEL, Robin
Par
216
34
MANLEY, Stuart
1
217
CROCKER, Sean
1
217
RITTHAMMER, Bernd
1
217
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
1
217
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
217
MERONK, Adrian
1
217
ARMITAGE, Marcus
1
217
41
O'ROURKE, Conor
2
218
KUNZENBACHER, Julian
2
218
STAL, Gary
2
218
KEARNEY, Niall
2
218
45
STARK, Oscar
3
219
FERGUSON, Ewen
3
219
BRUN, Julien
3
219
STEWART, Duncan
3
219
FENASSE, Mathieu
3
219
MADDY, Paul
3
219
51
RIU, Victor
4
220
McGOWAN, Ross
4
220
DEAN, Joseph
4
220
DI NITTO, Enrico
4
220
55
MOORE, Bradley
5
221
56
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
6
222
TRAPPEL, Manuel
6
222
ADAMS, James
6
222
EASTON, Bryce
6
222
60
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
7
223
VAN WEST, Robbie
7
223
62
PARKER, Ben
12
228
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
-
-