Prague Golf Challenge - R3

Red-hot Rozner bids for back-to-back wins

May 09-12
Prague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Antoine Rozner will attempt to become the first back-to-back winner on the European Challenge Tour since 2012 when he tees it up with a one-shot lead in the final round of the Prague Golf Challenge.

Red-hot Rozner bids for back-to-back wins at Prague Golf Challenge, © RELMOST/Ota Mrákota
© RELMOST/Ota Mrákota

The Frenchman posted a four under par 68 on a weather-affected third day at Prague City Golf and was forced to wait over an hour to play the final two holes to eventually post the target at 13 under par as thunder and lightning descended on the Czech capital.

He leads by one from playing partners Mathieu Fenasse – the 36-hole leader – and Jonas Kölbing while countryman Grégory Havret and 26-year-old Cormac Sharvin are a shot further back on 11 under par.

Rozner claimed his first Challenge Tour title as he raced through the field on the final day of last week’s Challenge de España and should he win again this week, he will be the first man to triumph in successive weeks since Kristoffer Broberg’s pair of victories at the Finnish Challenge and Norwegian Challenge in August 2012.

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However, in stark contrast to last week’s final day leaderboard ascent, he will tonight sleep on the lead with 18 holes remaining, a prospect he recognises as being entirely different.

“It’s totally different to last week,” he said. “Being the leader on Saturday night is a whole different story.

“I’ll call my coach, my sports psychologist as well, and we’ll talk about it and I think I’ll be ready for it. I’ve just got to keep doing what I’ve been doing for the last few weeks and I should be fine.”

The 26-year-old had a two-shot cushion prior to the weather delay but then bogeyed the 18th hole after the hour’s break, which he believes was a momentum killer.

“The delay wasn’t easy,” he said. “I was lucky enough to play that second shot on 17 before the delay so I just had to putt on that hole and I hit a great putt but it just lipped out.


“The 18th is a tough hole and I played it a bit too safe. I was too far left from where I wanted to be and the greens were slower after the rain. I left it short and missed the second shot but that happens.

“I’m just a bit disappointed with that finish after the rain delay because I three-putted at the last but tomorrow’s a new day. I still have a one-shot lead so I’ll just do everything I can to keep that lead and we’ll see who wins.”

Rhys Enoch, who posted a five under par 67 on Day Three, and Wil Besseling share sixth place on ten under par, while French duo Sébastien Gros and Robin Roussel, along with Richard Bland and Mark Flindt Haastrup, are a shot further back on nine under par.

Havret moved into contention with the low round of the day – a seven under par 65 – which was bogey free and nine under par before two blemishes in his final three holes meant he dropped back to 11 under par.

The final round of the Prague Golf Challenge will begin at 9.00am local time on Sunday, with the final group of Rozner, Fenasse and Kölbing set to tee off at 10.40am.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
ROZNER, Antoine
-13
70
65
68
203
2
FENASSE, Mathieu
-12
67
66
71
204
KÖLBING, Jonas
-12
65
69
70
204
4
HAVRET, Grégory
-11
69
71
65
205
SHARVIN, Cormac
-11
69
69
67
205
6
BESSELING, Wil
-10
65
70
71
206
ENOCH, Rhys
-10
70
69
67
206
8
BLAND, Richard
-9
65
72
70
207
ROUSSEL, Robin
-9
68
69
70
207
GROS, Sébastien
-9
71
69
67
207
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt
-9
68
72
67
207
12
NILEHN, Fredrik
-8
69
71
68
208
LLOYD, Chris
-8
69
71
68
208
CANTER, Laurie
-8
67
70
71
208
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
-8
69
72
67
208
16
SIMONSEN, Martin
-7
68
72
69
209
VIRTO, Borja
-7
70
71
68
209
18
WRISDALE, Jordan
-6
73
68
69
210
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme
-6
68
73
69
210
POKE, Benjamin
-6
66
72
72
210
GARCIA-HEREDIA, Alfredo
-6
73
69
68
210
FERGUSON, Ewen
-6
65
77
68
210
HEATH, James
-6
73
70
67
210
ORIOL, Pedro
-6
72
71
67
210
25
TREE, Toby
-5
68
72
71
211
VAN DRIEL, Darius
-5
68
70
73
211
ERKENBECK, James
-5
71
69
71
211
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-5
73
70
68
211
SANTOS, Ricardo
-5
68
72
71
211
SAXTON, Reinier
-5
74
70
67
211
COUPLAND, Dave
-5
70
74
67
211
ROBB, Chris
-5
70
73
68
211
33
AGUILAR, Felipe
-4
71
71
70
212
SPOONER, Billy
-4
65
72
75
212
BOOTE, David
-4
69
73
70
212
DAWSON, Robin
-4
69
73
70
212
TINNING, Nicolai
-4
71
71
70
212
LENGDEN, Oscar
-4
72
72
68
212
CHO, Rak hyun
-4
69
74
69
212
40
MCGEE, Ruaidhri
-3
70
72
71
213
ROBINSON, Liam
-3
74
69
70
213
MCCARTHY, Nick
-3
71
72
70
213
MADDY, Paul
-3
71
73
69
213
HELLIGKILDE, Marcus
-3
72
72
69
213
LAPORTA, Francesco
-3
69
75
69
213
ERIKSSON, Martin
-3
67
77
69
213
47
GLENNEMO, Jacob
-2
71
71
72
214
NEIL, Bradley
-2
73
68
73
214
PIGEM, Carlos
-2
68
73
73
214
STOW, Ben
-2
69
75
70
214
EASTON, Bryce
-2
73
71
70
214
FRITSCH, Florian
-2
69
75
70
214
53
EVANS, Ryan
-1
69
73
73
215
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-1
73
68
74
215
OLSEN, Aksel
-1
71
72
72
215
ANGLES, Pep
-1
71
73
71
215
MATUS, Stanislav
-1
70
74
71
215
58
JOHANSSON, Niclas
Par
70
71
75
216
CARLSSON, Magnus A
Par
72
71
73
216
COCKERILL, Aaron
Par
74
68
74
216
HUIZING, Daan
Par
72
70
74
216
KEYSER, Matthiam
Par
73
70
73
216
63
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
1
72
72
73
217
64
TILEY, Steven
4
71
73
76
220
65
SCIOT-SIEGRIST, Robin
1
72
73
145
DE LA RIVA, Eduardo
1
73
72
145
MIVIS, Christopher
1
71
74
145
OVESEN, Martin
1
72
73
145
McGOWAN, Ross
1
73
72
145
HANSON, Chris
1
70
75
145
SJÖHOLM, Joel
1
74
71
145
STEWART, Duncan
1
73
72
145
DAYDOU, Alexandre
1
70
75
145
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
1
71
74
145
75
MOHR, Marcus
2
73
73
146
PAUL, Yannik
2
71
75
146
DE SOUSA, Raphaël
2
70
76
146
ITEN, Marco
2
70
76
146
ARIZABALETA, Alvaro
2
73
73
146
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
2
70
76
146
FERNANDEZ, Scott
2
75
71
146
FRIESZ, Jan
2
77
69
146
STAL, Gary
2
72
74
146
RIU, Victor
2
73
73
146
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
2
71
75
146
COUSSAUD, Ugo
2
72
74
146
MERONK, Adrian
2
74
72
146
PERRIER, Damien
2
71
75
146
ABBOTT, Jamie
2
71
75
146
90
ELLIS, Harry
3
72
75
147
KIM, Minkyu
3
74
73
147
FOOS, Dominic
3
71
76
147
MAURER, Jürgen
3
74
73
147
GLOET, Christian
3
76
71
147
BRAEUNIG, Christian
3
71
76
147
LOCKE, Sam
3
74
73
147
HOWIE, Craig
3
75
72
147
98
JOANNES, Hugues
4
72
76
148
MRUZEK, Filip
4
70
78
148
LINARD, Thomas
4
75
73
148
FORD, Matt
4
76
72
148
SUCHAN, Daniel
4
72
76
148
DEAN, Joseph
4
72
76
148
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON, Mathieu
4
71
77
148
HENRY, Scott
4
72
76
148
SARACINO, Andrea
4
71
77
148
CARLSSON, Johan
4
73
75
148
BERARDO, Clément
4
77
71
148
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai
4
72
76
148
110
VELASCO, Alvaro
5
75
74
149
QUIROS, Manuel
5
76
73
149
BRIXI (AM), Gordan
5
76
73
149
GALLIANO, Luca
5
74
75
149
KOEPKA, Chase
5
77
72
149
KNAPPE, Alexander
5
73
76
149
AHOKAS, Antti
5
72
77
149
VALASEK, Peter
5
72
77
149
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
5
74
75
149
SANTOS SILVA, Tomas
5
72
77
149
STALTER, Joël
5
73
76
149
WIEGELE, Martin
5
73
76
149
122
TARRIO BEN, Santiago
6
74
76
150
WEJSHAG, Anton
6
70
80
150
WAITE, Mitch
6
74
76
150
DOAK, Chris
6
72
78
150
LIMA, José-Filipe
6
77
73
150
REYNOLDS, Lindsay
6
75
75
150
GRADECKI, Mateusz
6
76
74
150
LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron
6
73
77
150
130
KORINEK, Ales
7
77
74
151
HILL, Calum
7
75
76
151
132
FOO, Gregory
8
75
77
152
MEJOW, Philipp
8
79
73
152
CAFOUREK, Jan
8
75
77
152
CEA, Michele
8
76
76
152
HEISELE, Sebastian
8
78
74
152
YOUNG, Mark
8
73
79
152
138
ONG, Marc
9
78
75
153
PIAGET, Sandro
9
77
76
153
WIDEGREN, Pontus
9
76
77
153
141
STARK, Oscar
10
78
76
154
ROSS, Craig
10
77
77
154
GAL, Petr
10
76
78
154
PORTEOUS, Garrick
10
78
76
154
145
RAZA (AM), Filip
11
81
74
155
IM, Daniel
11
80
75
155
DI NITTO, Enrico
11
73
82
155
148
COHEN-BOYER, Louis
12
78
78
156
149
SHEPHERD, Jake
13
83
74
157
150
JANIK (AM), Petr
16
79
81
160
ZAPLETAL (AM), Matyas
16
78
82
160
152
MURRAY, Michael
17
83
78
161
153
FOUBIK JNR (AM), Pavel
21
83
82
165
RETD
LAFEBER, Maarten
6
74
4
RETD
STUREHED, Henric
3
75
W/D
COOKE, David
3
75