Open de Bretagne R3

Heisele eyes maiden Challenge Tour victory

September 05-08
Golf Bluegreen de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Sebastian Heisele will take a narrow lead into the final round of the Open de Bretagne as he goes in search of his first European Challenge Tour title at Golf Blue Green Pléneuf-Val-André.

Open de Bretagne R3 - Heisele leading
Credit: Ouest-France

The German edged one step closer to his maiden victory with a flawless five under par 65, which included three birdies and an eagle, to hold a one-stroke lead over Englishman Dale Whitnell.

Heisele started the day two shots behind overnight leader Josh Geary and continued in the same form that saw him card a six under par 64 on Friday, with a birdie and an eagle on the sixth and seventh holes, as he jumped up the leaderboard on another day of tough scoring conditions at the seaside venue.

‘’To follow up a 64 with a 65 is always a good result, so I’m really pleased with that,’’ he said. ‘’The wind was blowing again today which made it challenging at times and the course is still firm, so you need to think out there.’’


‘’I’ve just come back from a foot injury. I was annoyed to miss the cut in Northern Ireland by one, but I had a good week in Belgium last week and again so far this week, so really happy with where my game is at.

‘’I haven’t been in this position too many times, but I’ve just got to keep doing what I’ve been doing and trust myself. There’s plenty of good players behind trying to catch me, so I’ve got to just play each hole at a time and avoid the big numbers.’’

After securing his first Challenge Tour victory in ten years at the KPMG Trophy in Belgium last week, Whitnell will go in search of his second title in as many tournaments when he tees it up in the final group tomorrow. Should he do so, he would become the second player this season, following Antoine Rozner at the Challenge de España and Prague Golf Challenge, to capture back-to-back Challenge Tour titles.

Home favourite Rozner produced a strong back nine, where he carded four birdies, to sign for a four under 66 for tied third at five under as he aims to secure automatic promotion to the European Tour with his third victory of the season.

He sits alongside a group of nine other players, which includes Rozner’s compatriots Damien Perrier and Robin Sciot-Siegrist, overnight leader Geary, German Marcel Schneider and Switzerland’s Raphaël de Sousa.

Englishmen Richard Mansell and Jordan Wrisdale, Scotland’s Scott Henry and Austrian Martin Wiegele also sit on five under par, just three shots off the lead.

The final round will begin at 8:10am local time, with Schneider, Whitnell and Heisele getting under way in the final group at 11:50am.


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Grade “A” Architecture

Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
-8
73
64
65
202
2
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-7
68
71
64
203
3
GEARY Josh
NZL
-5
68
67
70
205
3
HENRY Scott
SCO
-5
69
69
67
205
3
MANSELL Richard
ENG
-5
73
64
68
205
3
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-5
69
68
68
205
3
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-5
70
69
66
205
3
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-5
76
65
64
205
3
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-5
71
68
66
205
3
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-5
70
67
68
205
3
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
-5
72
67
66
205
12
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-4
70
67
69
206
12
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-4
73
67
66
206
14
DINWIDDIE Robert
ENG
-3
66
72
69
207
14
FORD Matt
ENG
-3
76
64
67
207
14
HIGGO Garrick
RSA
-3
71
68
68
207
14
LACROIX Frederic
FRA
-3
68
69
70
207
18
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-2
69
70
69
208
18
CARON Rowin
NED
-2
75
66
67
208
18
EVANS Ryan
ENG
-2
71
69
68
208
18
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
-2
67
72
69
208
18
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-2
68
68
72
208
18
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
-2
67
72
69
208
18
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
-2
72
66
70
208
18
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
-2
71
69
68
208
18
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-2
70
67
71
208
18
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-2
71
71
66
208
28
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-1
74
68
67
209
29
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
0
72
68
70
210
29
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
0
74
67
69
210
29
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
0
72
65
73
210
29
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
0
76
66
68
210
29
KAKKO Roope
FIN
0
71
70
69
210
29
KIM Minkyu
KOR
0
69
69
72
210
29
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
0
73
70
67
210
29
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
0
69
71
70
210
29
MAZZOLI Stefano
ITA
0
73
67
70
210
29
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
0
72
68
70
210
29
RUTH James
ENG
0
74
69
67
210
40
ADARRAGA GOMEZ Jose Luis
ESP
1
71
71
69
211
40
BOOTE David
WAL
1
70
71
70
211
40
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
1
72
70
69
211
40
HUIZING Daan
NED
1
74
66
71
211
40
NILEHN Fredrik
SWE
1
69
71
71
211
40
STALTER Joël
FRA
1
70
73
68
211
40
STUREHED Henric
SWE
1
69
73
69
211
47
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
2
71
70
71
212
47
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
2
70
73
69
212
47
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
2
74
69
69
212
47
ECCLES Ben
AUS
2
71
70
71
212
47
ITEN Marco
SUI
2
76
65
71
212
47
KO (AM) Jeong weon
FRA
2
74
66
72
212
47
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
2
72
71
69
212
47
MAHEUT Nicolas
FRA
2
76
67
69
212
47
ROSS Craig
SCO
2
71
71
70
212
47
TREE Toby
ENG
2
70
71
71
212
57
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
3
68
73
72
213
57
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
3
72
70
71
213
57
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
3
73
66
74
213
60
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
4
73
68
73
214
60
LLOYD Chris
ENG
4
73
69
72
214
60
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
4
74
69
71
214
63
GRANT Stephen
IRL
5
72
69
74
215
64
DE POYEN Julien
FRA
7
71
72
74
217
64
LINARD Thomas
FRA
7
72
70
75
217
66
YOUNG Mark
ENG
9
73
70
76
219