Open de Bretagne R4

Heisele storms to maiden win at Open de Bretagne

September 05-08
Golf Bluegreen de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Sebastian Heisele claimed his maiden European Challenge Tour title in style, producing a closing round of five under par 65 to win the Open de Bretagne at Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val-André.

Open de Bretagne R4 - Heisele storms to maiden win
Credit: Ouest-France

The German started the day with a one-shot lead and played nerveless golf throughout, carding six birdies, including five over his closing nine holes, to finish the week on 13 under par, two shots clear of his nearest challenger Josh Geary.

New Zealander Geary, playing two groups ahead of Heisele, briefly took the lead with an eagle on the 11th hole but the 31-year-old duly responded with birdies on the 10th, 11th and 13th and despite a dropped shot on the 14th hole he would stand on the 18th tee needing just a par to secure his first Challenge Tour victory.

He made no mistake, hitting his approach to within a foot of the cup to ensure a tap in was all that was required to be crowned the 2019 Open de Bretagne champion.


‘’It’s feels fantastic to win,’’ Heisele said. ‘’Hitting it to a foot on the final hole may well be the easiest way to close out a tournament. It’s a tricky pin there and to have a footer to close it all out was a good way to finish.

‘’I just tried to keep my composure and plod along. I didn’t have too many birdie opportunities on the front nine, other than at the first, but then had a really strong back nine to close it out and get the win.’’

‘’This is a big confidence boost for me. I’m not exactly sure what this will mean for the rankings but will certainly make things a lot easier going forwards and should now mean that China and the Grand Final are now in the books, so I’m looking forward to what the rest of the season will bring.’’

Josh Geary finished alone in second place on 11 under after closing his week with a six under par round of 64, with Englishman Jonathan Thomson posting a spectacular five under par 65 on Sunday to sit two shots further back.

Local hopeful Damien Perrier, who drew big crowds throughout the week, would finish in a tie for fourth, alongside compatriot Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Spain’s Santiago Tarrio Ben and Austrian Martin Wiegele.

The win moves Heisele up 54 places in the Road to Mallorca Rankings into 32nd, with Josh Geary jumping into 12th as he eyes one of the 15 coveted European Tour cards up for grabs following the season-ending Challenge Tour Grand Final.

The Challenge Tour will now head to Portugal for the Open de Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort which gets under way from September 12-15. 


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
-13
73
64
65
65
267
€ 32,000
2
GEARY Josh
NZL
-11
68
67
70
64
269
€ 22,000
3
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-9
73
67
66
65
271
€ 14,000
4
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-8
69
68
68
67
272
€ 9,100
4
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-8
71
68
66
67
272
€ 9,100
4
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
-8
70
67
71
64
272
€ 9,100
4
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-8
70
67
68
67
272
€ 9,100
8
HENRY Scott
SCO
-7
69
69
67
68
273
€ 5,200
8
WHITNELL Dale
ENG
-7
68
71
64
70
273
€ 5,200
10
CARON Rowin
NED
-6
75
66
67
66
274
€ 4,067
10
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-6
71
71
66
66
274
€ 4,067
10
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
-6
72
67
66
69
274
€ 4,067
13
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-4
70
67
69
70
276
€ 3,000
13
DINWIDDIE Robert
ENG
-4
66
72
69
69
276
€ 3,000
13
KRISTJANSSON Gudmundur
ISL
-4
67
72
69
68
276
€ 3,000
13
MANSELL Richard
ENG
-4
73
64
68
71
276
€ 3,000
13
ROSS Craig
SCO
-4
71
71
70
64
276
€ 3,000
13
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-4
70
69
66
71
276
€ 3,000
13
RUTH James
ENG
-4
74
69
67
66
276
€ 3,000
20
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-3
74
68
67
68
277
€ 2,012
20
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-3
69
70
69
69
277
€ 2,012
20
FORD Matt
ENG
-3
76
64
67
70
277
€ 2,012
20
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-3
73
70
67
67
277
€ 2,012
20
TREE Toby
ENG
-3
70
71
71
65
277
€ 2,012
25
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
-2
71
70
71
66
278
€ 1,760
25
HUIZING Daan
NED
-2
74
66
71
67
278
€ 1,760
25
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-2
72
65
73
68
278
€ 1,760
25
KIM Minkyu
KOR
-2
69
69
72
68
278
€ 1,760
25
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-2
76
65
64
73
278
€ 1,760
30
HIGGO Garrick
RSA
-1
71
68
68
72
279
€ 1,640
31
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
0
67
72
69
72
280
€ 1,580
31
KO (AM) Jeong weon
FRA
0
74
66
72
68
280
€ 0
31
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
0
74
69
71
66
280
€ 1,580
34
BOOTE David
WAL
1
70
71
70
70
281
€ 1,400
34
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
1
72
68
70
71
281
€ 1,400
34
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
1
74
67
69
71
281
€ 1,400
34
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
1
69
71
70
71
281
€ 1,400
34
MAZZOLI Stefano
ITA
1
73
67
70
71
281
€ 1,400
34
STALTER Joël
FRA
1
70
73
68
70
281
€ 1,400
34
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
1
71
69
68
73
281
€ 1,400
41
ADARRAGA GOMEZ Jose Luis
ESP
2
71
71
69
71
282
€ 1,140
41
EVANS Ryan
ENG
2
71
69
68
74
282
€ 1,140
41
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
2
68
73
72
69
282
€ 1,140
41
MCBRIDE Paul
IRL
2
72
70
71
69
282
€ 1,140
41
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
2
73
66
74
69
282
€ 1,140
41
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
2
72
66
70
74
282
€ 1,140
47
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
3
70
73
69
71
283
€ 868
47
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
3
72
70
69
72
283
€ 868
47
ITEN Marco
SUI
3
76
65
71
71
283
€ 868
47
KAKKO Roope
FIN
3
71
70
69
73
283
€ 868
47
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
3
72
71
69
71
283
€ 868
47
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
3
72
68
70
73
283
€ 868
47
NILEHN Fredrik
SWE
3
69
71
71
72
283
€ 868
47
STUREHED Henric
SWE
3
69
73
69
72
283
€ 868
55
ECCLES Ben
AUS
4
71
70
71
72
284
€ 700
55
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
4
68
68
72
76
284
€ 700
55
LACROIX Frederic
FRA
4
68
69
70
77
284
€ 700
55
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
4
73
68
73
70
284
€ 700
55
MAHEUT Nicolas
FRA
4
76
67
69
72
284
€ 700
60
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
6
74
69
69
74
286
€ 640
61
DE POYEN Julien
FRA
8
71
72
74
71
288
€ 610
61
JOUVEN Richard
FRA
8
76
66
68
78
288
€ 610
63
LINARD Thomas
FRA
10
72
70
75
73
290
€ 570
63
YOUNG Mark
ENG
10
73
70
76
71
290
€ 570
65
LLOYD Chris
ENG
12
73
69
72
78
292
€ 540
66
GRANT Stephen
IRL
18
72
69
74
83
298
€ 520
67
BRUN Julien
FRA
4
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
67
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
4
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
67
KING Gary
ENG
4
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
67
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
4
76
68
0
0
144
€ 0
67
SAINZ Javier
ESP
4
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
72
BEKIRIAN Jean
FRA
5
80
65
0
0
145
€ 0
72
BERARDO Clément
FRA
5
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
72
GANE Chris
ENG
5
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
72
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
5
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
72
LERAY (AM) Alexis
FRA
5
75
70
0
0
145
€ 0
72
QUESNE Julien
FRA
5
76
69
0
0
145
€ 0
72
RIU Victor
FRA
5
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
72
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
5
75
70
0
0
145
€ 0
80
CASEY Harry
ENG
6
77
69
0
0
146
€ 0
80
DAWSON Robin
IRL
6
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
80
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
6
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
80
FORD Charlie
ENG
6
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
80
GAUTIER Stanislas
FRA
6
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
80
HESBOIS Kevin
BEL
6
72
74
0
0
146
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80
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FRA
6
76
70
0
0
146
€ 0
80
MADDY Paul
ENG
6
72
74
0
0
146
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80
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
6
75
71
0
0
146
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80
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FRA
6
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
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FRA
7
77
70
0
0
147
€ 0
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FRA
7
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
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7
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
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FRA
7
77
70
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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POL
7
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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FRA
7
81
66
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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7
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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FRA
7
69
78
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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FRA
7
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
90
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ITA
7
75
72
0
0
147
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FRA
7
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
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TILEY Steven
ENG
7
74
73
0
0
147
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102
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RSA
8
77
71
0
0
148
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102
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GER
8
72
76
0
0
148
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102
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ENG
8
75
73
0
0
148
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102
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ENG
8
73
75
0
0
148
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106
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ITA
9
72
77
0
0
149
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106
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ENG
9
72
77
0
0
149
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106
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FRA
9
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
106
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CHI
9
77
72
0
0
149
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106
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DEN
9
74
75
0
0
149
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106
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FRA
9
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
112
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ENG
10
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
112
BEM Léonard
FRA
10
78
72
0
0
150
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112
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FRA
10
73
77
0
0
150
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112
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RSA
10
75
75
0
0
150
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FRA
10
81
69
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SCO
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74
76
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79
71
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77
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GER
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SCO
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ENG
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ITA
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GER
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SCO
11
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11
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12
74
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ENG
12
78
74
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13
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13
79
74
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13
75
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ITA
13
80
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153
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FRA
13
82
71
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13
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75
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ENG
13
77
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ESP
13
77
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14
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14
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15
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15
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15
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17
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23
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24
82
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