Prague Golf Challenge - R4

Rampant Rozner earns back-to-back wins with Prague triumph

May 09-12
Prague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Antoine Rozner became the first back-to-back winner on the European Challenge Tour for seven years as he raced to a seven-stroke victory at the Prague Golf Challenge.

Rampant Rozner earns back-to-back wins with Prague Golf Challenge triumph, © RELMOST/Ota Mrákota
(RELMOST/Ota Mrákota)

The Frenchman posted a closing four under par 68 at Prague City Golf as he reached 17 under par and duly added the Prague Golf Challenge title to his Challenge de España crown which he claimed at Izki Golf, Urturi, last week.

Rozner is the first back-to-back winner on the Challenge Tour since Kristoffer Broberg won two in a row at the Finnish Challenge and Norwegian Challenge in August 2012.

He began the final round one shot clear of playing partner Mathieu Fenasse but ended the day seven shots ahead of his compatriot, who finished on ten under par alongside Richard Bland and Danish duo Mark Flindt Haastrup and Martin Simonsen.


Rozner now needs just one more win to earn immediate graduation to the European Tour under the three-win rule and follow in the footsteps of Kim Koivu, who achieved the feat last year.

“I have no words, it’s unbelievable,” he said. “It’s been a crazy two weeks for me and it’s just been some of the best golf I’ve ever played. It’s amazing and crazy to get two wins in a row like that. It’s an amazing feeling.

“The goal is definitely to get the third win now, for sure. I’ll see what I’ll be doing in the next few weeks and hopefully I’ll get a third win as soon as possible.”

The 26-year-old believes today’s four under par 68 was his best round of the week due to the tough conditions which the players were required to battle through.

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“My performance today was ten out of ten,” he said. “I really didn’t make any mistakes; I think I made one three-putt and one bad shot but that’s it. Other than that, I played really, really well and in those conditions it was the best round of the week.

“The beginning of the round was really, really tough. I struggled a bit on the first few holes but I saved a good par on number three and the birdie on number four helped me a lot.

“It was just tough and you had to keep the ball in position. It was really complicated to get the speed right on the greens. I managed everything really well and it turned out to be a solid performance again.”


Rookie Fredrik Nilehn and Frenchman Robin Roussel shared sixth place on nine under par, while Felipe Aguilar, Sébastien Gros, Jonas Kölbing and Cormac Sharvin finished a shot further back on eight under par in tied eighth.

There is now a week’s break in the Challenge Tour International Schedule before it returns to the Czech Republic for the D+D REAL Czech Challenge in Brno from May 23-26.


Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-17
70
65
68
68
271
€ 32,000
2
BLAND Richard
ENG
-10
65
72
70
71
278
€ 14,500
2
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-10
67
66
71
74
278
€ 14,500
2
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-10
68
72
67
71
278
€ 14,500
2
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
-10
68
72
69
69
278
€ 14,500
6
NILEHN Fredrik
SWE
-9
69
71
68
71
279
€ 7,200
6
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-9
68
69
70
72
279
€ 7,200
8
AGUILAR Felipe
CHI
-8
71
71
70
68
280
€ 4,700
8
GROS Sébastien
FRA
-8
71
69
67
73
280
€ 4,700
8
KÖLBING Jonas
GER
-8
65
69
70
76
280
€ 4,700
8
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-8
69
69
67
75
280
€ 4,700
12
BESSELING Wil
NED
-7
65
70
71
75
281
€ 3,000
12
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
-7
70
74
67
70
281
€ 3,000
12
DAWSON Robin
IRL
-7
69
73
70
69
281
€ 3,000
12
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-7
70
69
67
75
281
€ 3,000
12
ERKENBECK James
USA
-7
71
69
71
70
281
€ 3,000
12
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-7
65
77
68
71
281
€ 3,000
12
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-7
69
71
65
76
281
€ 3,000
12
POKE Benjamin
DEN
-7
66
72
72
71
281
€ 3,000
12
TREE Toby
ENG
-7
68
72
71
70
281
€ 3,000
21
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
-6
69
72
67
74
282
€ 1,965
21
LLOYD Chris
ENG
-6
69
71
68
74
282
€ 1,965
21
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-6
68
72
71
71
282
€ 1,965
21
WRISDALE Jordan
ENG
-6
73
68
69
72
282
€ 1,965
25
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-5
71
73
71
68
283
€ 1,780
25
CANTER Laurie
ENG
-5
67
70
71
75
283
€ 1,780
25
ORIOL Pedro
ESP
-5
72
71
67
73
283
€ 1,780
25
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-5
70
71
68
74
283
€ 1,780
29
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
-4
73
70
68
73
284
€ 1,560
29
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
-4
70
71
75
68
284
€ 1,560
29
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-4
72
72
68
72
284
€ 1,560
29
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-4
70
74
71
69
284
€ 1,560
29
NEIL Bradley
SCO
-4
73
68
73
70
284
€ 1,560
29
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
-4
74
69
70
71
284
€ 1,560
29
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-4
73
68
74
69
284
€ 1,560
36
ERIKSSON Martin
SWE
-3
67
77
69
72
285
€ 1,280
36
GARCIA-HEREDIA Alfredo
ESP
-3
73
69
68
75
285
€ 1,280
36
HEATH James
ENG
-3
73
70
67
75
285
€ 1,280
36
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-3
68
73
69
75
285
€ 1,280
36
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-3
71
72
70
72
285
€ 1,280
36
SAXTON Reinier
NED
-3
74
70
67
74
285
€ 1,280
36
STOW Ben
ENG
-3
69
75
70
71
285
€ 1,280
43
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
-2
71
71
72
72
286
€ 1,100
43
SPOONER Billy
ENG
-2
65
72
75
74
286
€ 1,100
45
BOOTE David
WAL
-1
69
73
70
75
287
€ 920
45
EVANS Ryan
ENG
-1
69
73
73
72
287
€ 920
45
HUIZING Daan
NED
-1
72
70
74
71
287
€ 920
45
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
-1
72
72
73
70
287
€ 920
45
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-1
69
75
69
74
287
€ 920
45
MADDY Paul
ENG
-1
71
73
69
74
287
€ 920
45
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-1
68
70
73
76
287
€ 920
52
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
0
69
74
69
76
288
€ 740
52
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
0
74
68
74
72
288
€ 740
52
EASTON Bryce
RSA
0
73
71
70
74
288
€ 740
52
OLSEN Aksel
NOR
0
71
72
72
73
288
€ 740
52
ROBB Chris
SCO
0
70
73
68
77
288
€ 740
57
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
2
72
71
73
74
290
€ 640
57
FRITSCH Florian
GER
2
69
75
70
76
290
€ 640
57
HELLIGKILDE Marcus
DEN
2
72
72
69
77
290
€ 640
57
MCGEE Ruaidhri
IRL
2
70
72
71
77
290
€ 640
57
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
2
68
73
73
76
290
€ 640
62
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
3
71
71
70
79
291
€ 580
63
KEYSER Matthiam
RSA
5
73
70
73
77
293
€ 550
63
TILEY Steven
ENG
5
71
73
76
73
293
€ 550
65
DAYDOU Alexandre
FRA
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
65
DE LA RIVA Eduardo
ESP
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
65
HANSON Chris
ENG
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
65
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
65
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
65
OVESEN Martin
DEN
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
65
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
65
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
65
STEWART Duncan
SCO
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
65
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
75
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
75
ARIZABALETA Alvaro
COL
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
75
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
75
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
75
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
75
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
75
FRIESZ Jan
SVK
2
77
69
0
0
146
€ 0
75
HØJGAARD Nicolai
DEN
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
75
ITEN Marco
SUI
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 0
75
MERONK Adrian
POL
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
75
MOHR Marcus
ENG
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
75
PAUL Yannik
GER
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
75
PERRIER Damien
FRA
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
75
RIU Victor
FRA
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
75
STAL Gary
FRA
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
90
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
90
ELLIS Harry
ENG
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
90
FOOS Dominic
GER
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
90
GLOET Christian
DEN
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
90
HOWIE Craig
SCO
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
90
KIM Minkyu
KOR
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
90
LOCKE Sam
SCO
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
90
MAURER Jürgen
AUT
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
98
BERARDO Clément
FRA
4
77
71
0
0
148
€ 0
98
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
98
DEAN Joseph
ENG
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
98
DECOTTIGNIES-LAFON Mathieu
FRA
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
98
FORD Matt
ENG
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
98
HENRY Scott
SCO
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
98
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
98
LINARD Thomas
FRA
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
98
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
4
70
78
0
0
148
€ 0
98
SARACINO Andrea
ITA
4
71
77
0
0
148
€ 0
98
SUCHAN Daniel
CZE
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
98
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
110
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
110
BRIXI (AM) Gordan
CZE
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
110
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
110
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
110
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
110
KOEPKA Chase
USA
5
77
72
0
0
149
€ 0
110
QUIROS Manuel
ESP
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
110
SANTOS SILVA Tomas
POR
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
110
STALTER Joël
FRA
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
110
VALASEK Peter
SVK
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
110
VELASCO Alvaro
ESP
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
110
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
122
DOAK Chris
SCO
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
122
GRADECKI Mateusz
POL
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
122
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
6
73
77
0
0
150
€ 0
122
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
6
77
73
0
0
150
€ 0
122
REYNOLDS Lindsay
CAN
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
122
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 0
122
WAITE Mitch
ENG
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 0
122
WEJSHAG Anton
SWE
6
70
80
0
0
150
€ 0
130
HILL Calum
SCO
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 0
130
KORINEK Ales
CZE
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
132
CAFOUREK Jan
CZE
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
132
CEA Michele
ITA
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 0
132
FOO Gregory
SIN
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
132
HEISELE Sebastian
GER
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
132
MEJOW Philipp
GER
8
79
73
0
0
152
€ 0
132
YOUNG Mark
ENG
8
73
79
0
0
152
€ 0
138
ONG Marc
SIN
9
78
75
0
0
153
€ 0
138
PIAGET Sandro
MON
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
138
WIDEGREN Pontus
SWE
9
76
77
0
0
153
€ 0
141
GAL Petr
CZE
10
76
78
0
0
154
€ 0
141
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
10
78
76
0
0
154
€ 0
141
ROSS Craig
SCO
10
77
77
0
0
154
€ 0
141
STARK Oscar
SWE
10
78
76
0
0
154
€ 0
145
DI NITTO Enrico
ITA
11
73
82
0
0
155
€ 0
145
IM Daniel
USA
11
80
75
0
0
155
€ 0
145
RAZA (AM) Filip
CZE
11
81
74
0
0
155
€ 0
148
COHEN-BOYER Louis
FRA
12
78
78
0
0
156
€ 0
149
SHEPHERD Jake
ENG
13
83
74
0
0
157
€ 0
150
JANIK (AM) Petr
CZE
16
79
81
0
0
160
€ 0
150
ZAPLETAL (AM) Matyas
CZE
16
78
82
0
0
160
€ 0
152
MURRAY Michael
USA
17
83
78
0
0
161
€ 0
153
FOUBIK JNR (AM) Pavel
CZE
21
83
82
0
0
165
€ 0
154
COOKE David
USA
3
75
0
0
0
75
€ 0
154
LAFEBER Maarten
NED
2
74
0
0
0
74
€ 0
154
STUREHED Henric
SWE
3
75
0
0
0
75
€ 0