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 4

Wilson becomes a two-time winner with Irish success

October 07, 2018

Oliver Wilson claimed his second European Challenge Tour title of the season, winning the Monaghan Irish Challenge by two shots at Concra Wood Golf Club.

Wilson becomes a two-time winner with Irish success, © Getty Images

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Wilson, who triumphed at the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson in August, shot a final round of 69, three under par, to become a two-time Challenge Tour winner and move to 15th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah.

The Englishman started the final round one shot behind overnight leader Niklas Lemke but surged ahead following three birdies in his opening four holes. Wilson bogeyed the fifth hole to drop back to Lemke, but it was not for long as the former Ryder Cup player made his fourth gain of the day on the seventh.

Gusty conditions tested the players throughout the day, however, Wilson showed his experience, keeping a calm head to move to 13 under par after a birdie on the par five 15th.

A bogey on the 16th did not shake him while Lemke dropped to nine under par following a double bogey on the same hole. With two holes to play and a two-stroke advantage over clubhouse leader Marco Iten, Wilson parred his way in and was thrilled to seal his second Challenge Tour title of the year.

“I’m feeling pretty pumped after that,” he said. “It was hard work today and a proper grind. We knew it was going to be tough and there was strong cross-winds everywhere.

“I was delighted to come through it and I could’ve made it easier for myself but instead made it a little tricky when I was coming down the stretch. This course is such a good test that I had to keep hitting good shots and I managed to do that, and it wasn’t too stressful coming up the last.

“My par save on 11 was pretty big. I hit a lovely shot in, but it went through the wind and I missed it long, which was a disastrous miss, but I managed to get up and down. That felt pretty big to keep the momentum going.

“I played nice after that and had a chance on the par five, but played reasonably solid coming in, missing just a few putts on a couple of greens. Overall, in those conditions, I played really well.”

Iten carded a four under par round of 68, including a chip-in eagle on the par four eighth to finish in the runner-up spot. While Lemke ended with a round of 73, one over par, to finish three shots behind Wilson in third and two shots ahead of Simon Khan and Robert MacIntyre, who shared fourth place.

The Christy O’Connor Jnr Memorial Trophy, awarded to the lowest scoring Irishman, went to Connor O’Rourke as he claimed a share of 23rd after carding a round of 70, two under par round, claiming the trophy ahead of last year’s winner Ruaidhri McGee and Paul McBride.

With his victory, Wilson moved from 38th to 15th in the Rankings to increase his chances of returning to the European Tour. While Iten jumped up to 37th from 63rd and Lemke rose to 52nd having sat in 73rd place on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
WILSON Oliver
ENG
-12
69
70
68
69
276
€ 28,800
2
ITEN Marco
SUI
-10
70
70
70
68
278
€ 19,800
3
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-9
70
67
69
73
279
€ 12,600
4
KHAN Simon
ENG
-7
72
69
71
69
281
€ 9,900
4
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-7
71
68
69
73
281
€ 9,900
6
HILL Calum
SCO
-5
68
69
73
73
283
€ 6,000
6
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-5
67
74
70
72
283
€ 6,000
6
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-5
67
70
71
75
283
€ 6,000
9
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-4
66
76
70
72
284
€ 4,140
9
FORD Matt
ENG
-4
68
70
72
74
284
€ 4,140
11
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
-3
70
71
73
71
285
€ 3,420
11
MERONK Adrian
POL
-3
75
70
72
68
285
€ 3,420
11
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
-3
69
70
75
71
285
€ 3,420
14
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
72
71
73
70
286
€ 2,880
14
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-2
73
70
72
71
286
€ 2,880
14
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-2
68
72
76
70
286
€ 2,880
17
CROCKER Sean
USA
-1
71
71
75
70
287
€ 2,109
17
FRITSCH Florian
GER
-1
71
72
73
71
287
€ 2,109
17
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
74
67
74
72
287
€ 2,109
17
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-1
71
72
72
72
287
€ 2,109
17
SCHMITT Max
GER
-1
74
70
72
71
287
€ 2,109
17
STARK Oscar
SWE
-1
72
72
75
68
287
€ 2,109
23
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
0
72
74
72
70
288
€ 1,602
23
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
0
70
70
74
74
288
€ 1,602
23
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
0
74
67
75
72
288
€ 1,602
23
O'ROURKE Conor
IRL
0
72
70
76
70
288
€ 1,602
23
OVESEN Martin
DEN
0
72
72
71
73
288
€ 1,602
23
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
0
73
73
70
72
288
€ 1,602
23
STAL Gary
FRA
0
72
71
75
70
288
€ 1,602
23
TREE Toby
ENG
0
73
71
70
74
288
€ 1,602
31
DEAN Joseph
ENG
1
71
70
79
69
289
€ 1,332
31
EVANS Ben
ENG
1
70
73
69
77
289
€ 1,332
31
MOORE Bradley
ENG
1
67
77
77
68
289
€ 1,332
31
MOYNIHAN Gavin
IRL
1
72
71
73
73
289
€ 1,332
31
PHELAN Kevin
IRL
1
73
73
67
76
289
€ 1,332
31
RIU Victor
FRA
1
73
73
74
69
289
€ 1,332
31
SENIOR Jack
ENG
1
76
70
70
73
289
€ 1,332
38
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
2
72
74
71
73
290
€ 1,062
38
BRUN Julien
FRA
2
73
71
75
71
290
€ 1,062
38
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
2
75
71
73
71
290
€ 1,062
38
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
2
72
73
74
71
290
€ 1,062
38
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
2
73
71
73
73
290
€ 1,062
38
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
2
72
68
75
75
290
€ 1,062
38
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
2
69
72
73
76
290
€ 1,062
38
STEWART Duncan
SCO
2
68
78
73
71
290
€ 1,062
46
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
3
70
70
77
74
291
€ 882
46
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
3
72
73
70
76
291
€ 882
48
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
4
71
72
77
72
292
€ 810
48
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
4
68
77
71
76
292
€ 810
50
KEARNEY Niall
IRL
5
73
73
72
75
293
€ 726
50
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
DEN
5
73
71
79
70
293
€ 726
50
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
5
73
71
73
76
293
€ 726
53
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
6
76
67
73
78
294
€ 675
53
MADDY Paul
ENG
6
71
75
73
75
294
€ 675
55
ADAMS James
ENG
7
77
68
77
73
295
€ 639
55
O'BRIAIN Neil
IRL
7
72
73
72
78
295
€ 639
57
EASTON Bryce
RSA
8
73
72
77
74
296
€ 594
57
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
8
75
71
77
73
296
€ 594
57
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
8
71
73
78
74
296
€ 594
60
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
11
72
74
74
79
299
€ 549
60
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
11
71
75
76
77
299
€ 549
62
PARKER Ben
ENG
14
72
72
84
74
302
€ 522
63
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
63
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
63
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
63
HURLEY Gary
IRL
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
63
KAKKO Roope
FIN
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
63
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
3
69
78
0
0
147
€ 0
63
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
3
68
79
0
0
147
€ 0
63
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
63
SAMOOJA Kalle
FIN
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
63
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
73
BOYD Gary
ENG
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
73
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
73
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
4
78
70
0
0
148
€ 0
73
EINHAUS Sean
GER
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
73
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
SWE
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
73
GALBRAITH JR
NIR
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
73
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
73
STALTER Joël
FRA
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
81
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
81
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
83
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
83
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
83
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 0
83
EGGENBERGER Mathias
SUI
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
83
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
83
MCLEARY Jamie
SCO
6
79
71
0
0
150
€ 0
89
BENSON Seve
ENG
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
89
CASEY Brian
IRL
7
70
81
0
0
151
€ 0
89
DAVIES Rhys
WAL
7
81
70
0
0
151
€ 0
89
HABELER Markus
AUT
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
89
HENRY Scott
SCO
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
89
LAW David
SCO
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
89
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
89
McCARROLL Brendan
IRL
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 0
89
RAYMOND Cameron
IRL
7
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
98
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
8
80
72
0
0
152
€ 0
98
GREHAN Stuart
IRL
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
98
MCELROY Dermot
NIR
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
98
MCKIBBIN (AM) Tom
NIR
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
98
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
103
DONNELLY Luke
IRL
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
103
GASPAR Miguel
POR
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
103
STOW Ben
ENG
9
74
79
0
0
153
€ 0
106
IDSTAM Stefan
SWE
10
81
73
0
0
154
€ 0
106
RICE Tim
IRL
10
73
81
0
0
154
€ 0
108
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
NOR
11
80
75
0
0
155
€ 0
109
SPOONER Billy
ENG
13
78
79
0
0
157
€ 0
110
DALLAT Michael
NIR
14
81
77
0
0
158
€ 0
111
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
15
83
76
0
0
159
€ 0
111
MARSH Nick
ENG
15
79
80
0
0
159
€ 0
113
BESSA Tomás
POR
16
79
81
0
0
160
€ 0
114
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
17
81
80
0
0
161
€ 0
115
DEDEK Petr
CZE
28
82
90
0
0
172
€ 0
116
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
6
78
0
0
0
78
€ 0
116
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
11
83
0
0
0
83
€ 0
118
KELLETT Ross
SCO
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
118
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
118
NILSSON Åke
SWE
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
WILSON Oliver
ENG
-12
276
€ 28,800
2
ITEN Marco
SUI
-10
278
€ 19,800
3
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-9
279
€ 12,600
4
KHAN Simon
ENG
-7
281
€ 9,900
4
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-7
281
€ 9,900
6
HILL Calum
SCO
-5
283
€ 6,000
6
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-5
283
€ 6,000
6
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-5
283
€ 6,000
9
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-4
284
€ 4,140
9
FORD Matt
ENG
-4
284
€ 4,140
11
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
-3
285
€ 3,420
11
MERONK Adrian
POL
-3
285
€ 3,420
11
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
-3
285
€ 3,420
14
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-2
286
€ 2,880
14
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-2
286
€ 2,880
14
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-2
286
€ 2,880
17
CROCKER Sean
USA
-1
287
€ 2,109
17
FRITSCH Florian
GER
-1
287
€ 2,109
17
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
287
€ 2,109
17
MEJOW Philipp
GER
-1
287
€ 2,109
17
SCHMITT Max
GER
-1
287
€ 2,109
17
STARK Oscar
SWE
-1
287
€ 2,109
23
KUNZENBACHER Julian
GER
0
288
€ 1,602
23
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
0
288
€ 1,602
23
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
0
288
€ 1,602
23
O'ROURKE Conor
IRL
0
288
€ 1,602
23
OVESEN Martin
DEN
0
288
€ 1,602
23
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
0
288
€ 1,602
23
STAL Gary
FRA
0
288
€ 1,602
23
TREE Toby
ENG
0
288
€ 1,602
31
DEAN Joseph
ENG
1
289
€ 1,332
31
EVANS Ben
ENG
1
289
€ 1,332
31
MOORE Bradley
ENG
1
289
€ 1,332
31
MOYNIHAN Gavin
IRL
1
289
€ 1,332
31
PHELAN Kevin
IRL
1
289
€ 1,332
31
RIU Victor
FRA
1
289
€ 1,332
31
SENIOR Jack
ENG
1
289
€ 1,332
38
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
2
290
€ 1,062
38
BRUN Julien
FRA
2
290
€ 1,062
38
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
2
290
€ 1,062
38
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
2
290
€ 1,062
38
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
2
290
€ 1,062
38
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
2
290
€ 1,062
38
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
2
290
€ 1,062
38
STEWART Duncan
SCO
2
290
€ 1,062
46
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
3
291
€ 882
46
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
3
291
€ 882
48
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
4
292
€ 810
48
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
4
292
€ 810
50
KEARNEY Niall
IRL
5
293
€ 726
50
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
DEN
5
293
€ 726
50
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
5
293
€ 726
53
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
6
294
€ 675
53
MADDY Paul
ENG
6
294
€ 675
55
ADAMS James
ENG
7
295
€ 639
55
O'BRIAIN Neil
IRL
7
295
€ 639
57
EASTON Bryce
RSA
8
296
€ 594
57
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
8
296
€ 594
57
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
8
296
€ 594
60
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
11
299
€ 549
60
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
11
299
€ 549
62
PARKER Ben
ENG
14
302
€ 522
63
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
3
147
€ 0
63
DOHERTY Jack
SCO
3
147
€ 0
63
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
3
147
€ 0
63
HURLEY Gary
IRL
3
147
€ 0
63
KAKKO Roope
FIN
3
147
€ 0
63
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
3
147
€ 0
63
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
3
147
€ 0
63
MICHAEL Anthony
RSA
3
147
€ 0
63
SAMOOJA Kalle
FIN
3
147
€ 0
63
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
3
147
€ 0
73
BOYD Gary
ENG
4
148
€ 0
73
CALDWELL Jonathan
NIR
4
148
€ 0
73
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
4
148
€ 0
73
EINHAUS Sean
GER
4
148
€ 0
73
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
SWE
4
148
€ 0
73
GALBRAITH JR
NIR
4
148
€ 0
73
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
4
148
€ 0
73
STALTER Joël
FRA
4
148
€ 0
81
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
5
149
€ 0
81
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
5
149
€ 0
83
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
6
150
€ 0
83
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
6
150
€ 0
83
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
6
150
€ 0
83
EGGENBERGER Mathias
SUI
6
150
€ 0
83
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
6
150
€ 0
83
MCLEARY Jamie
SCO
6
150
€ 0
89
BENSON Seve
ENG
7
151
€ 0
89
CASEY Brian
IRL
7
151
€ 0
89
DAVIES Rhys
WAL
7
151
€ 0
89
HABELER Markus
AUT
7
151
€ 0
89
HENRY Scott
SCO
7
151
€ 0
89
LAW David
SCO
7
151
€ 0
89
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
7
151
€ 0
89
McCARROLL Brendan
IRL
7
151
€ 0
89
RAYMOND Cameron
IRL
7
151
€ 0
98
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
8
152
€ 0
98
GREHAN Stuart
IRL
8
152
€ 0
98
MCELROY Dermot
NIR
8
152
€ 0
98
MCKIBBIN (AM) Tom
NIR
8
152
€ 0
98
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
8
152
€ 0
103
DONNELLY Luke
IRL
9
153
€ 0
103
GASPAR Miguel
POR
9
153
€ 0
103
STOW Ben
ENG
9
153
€ 0
106
IDSTAM Stefan
SWE
10
154
€ 0
106
RICE Tim
IRL
10
154
€ 0
108
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
NOR
11
155
€ 0
109
SPOONER Billy
ENG
13
157
€ 0
110
DALLAT Michael
NIR
14
158
€ 0
111
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
15
159
€ 0
111
MARSH Nick
ENG
15
159
€ 0
113
BESSA Tomás
POR
16
160
€ 0
114
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
17
161
€ 0
115
DEDEK Petr
CZE
28
172
€ 0
116
ESPAÑA Edouard
FRA
6
78
€ 0
116
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
11
83
€ 0
118
KELLETT Ross
SCO
0
0
€ 0
118
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
0
0
€ 0
118
NILSSON Åke
SWE
0
0
€ 0