European Challenge Tour

Swedish Challenge 2018

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

Round 1

Arnaus goes low to lead in Sweden

August 02, 2018

Adri Arnaus broke free from the pack on Day One of the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson as he posted an eight under par 64 to hold the lead at Katrineholms Golfklubb.

Arnaus goes low to lead in Sweden, © Göran Söderqvist

- Göran Söderqvist

The Spaniard enjoyed a bogey-free opening round with four birdies going out and four coming in to lead in Sweden by two shots at the end of Day One, with Frenchman Ugo Coussaud and Swedish pair Mikael Lundberg and Simon Forsström his nearest challengers on six under par.

After thunderstorms descended on Katrineholm on Wednesday evening, the good weather returned on Thursday morning with a number of players making the most of the tranquil conditions to dive deep into the red.

And Arnaus was the man who accelerated beyond the rest to finish with a two-shot cushion at the end of a day during which he ‘had a lot of fun'.

“I'm really pleased,” he said. “I'm really happy with how it went. I've got my coach with me on the bag this week and we had a lot of fun out there.

“We kept everything simple, taking one shot at a time and I hit a lot of good ones.

“How I handled things was the most pleasing thing today. I was just focussing on what I have to focus on, nothing else, just what's in front of me.

“The ground was a bit softer after the rain last night but the course is still pretty dry, which I like because the ball rolls and it allows me to put it closer to the green.”

The 23 year old sits in 15 th place on the Road to Ras al Khaimah after several strong outings this season which have yielded four top ten finishes without a victory, something which he believes will come naturally if he continues to play well.

“When I finished last week, I analysed my game and I saw that I haven't been able to put four rounds in a row together yet.

“I don't have to worry about that – I'm just trying to play my best every week and see if I can repeat that.

“The goal for the year is to finish in the top 15 on the Road to Ras al Khaimah, but I just want to play well every week. Everything else should take care of itself.”

Behind the trio who share second place – Coussaud, Forsström and Lundberg all posting blemish-free rounds of 66 – is a group of six players on five under par, including English duo Tom Lewis and Max Orrin. As the leaderboard tightens up, 13 players sit a shot further back on four under par.

The second round will begin at 7.30am local time on Friday August 3.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
ARNAUS, Adri
-8
64
2
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-6
66
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-6
66
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
66
5
PERRIER, Damien*
-5
67
JOANNES, Hugues*
-5
67
ROUSSEL, Robin*
-5
67
LEWIS, Tom*
-5
67
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage*
-5
67
ORRIN, Max*
-5
67
11
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh*
-4
68
JOHNSTON, Liam
-4
68
BESSELING, Wil*
-4
68
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-4
68
ROZNER, Antoine*
-4
68
VIRTO, Borja*
-4
68
WILSON, Oliver*
-4
68
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
68
FRITSCH, Florian
-4
68
PEREZ, Victor*
-4
68
ENOCH, Rhys*
-4
68
NEMECZ, Lukas
-4
68
MCDONALD, Jack
-4
68
24
FORD, Matt
-3
69
LINARD, Thomas
-3
69
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-3
69
HANSEN, Joachim B.*
-3
69
OVESEN, Martin
-3
69
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
69
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
69
ITEN, Marco*
-3
69
KIM, Minkyu
-3
69
STALTER, Joël
-3
69
LAW, David*
-3
69
MERONK, Adrian*
-3
69
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-3
69
TADINI, Alessandro
-3
69
MADDY, Paul*
-3
69
SARASTI, Juan*
-3
69
40
SALMINEN, Mikael*
-2
70
ROBINSON, Liam
-2
70
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
70
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-2
70
GOYA, Estanislao
-2
70
HELLGREN, Björn
-2
70
GAL, Petr
-2
70
LINDBERG, Mikael*
-2
70
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo*
-2
70
CRUZ, Tiago
-2
70
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-2
70
SANTOS, Ricardo
-2
70
BEKKER, Oliver
-2
70
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
70
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-2
70
MURRAY, Tom*
-2
70
NILSSON, Åke*
-2
70
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
-2
70
CHAPMAN, Adam
-2
70
LEMKE, Niklas*
-2
70
SINGH BRAR, Jack*
-2
70
61
HENRY, Scott
-1
71
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario*
-1
71
MRUZEK, Filip
-1
71
GIRRBACH, Joel*
-1
71
MOORE, Bradley*
-1
71
MANLEY, Stuart*
-1
71
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-1
71
KOIVU, Kim
-1
71
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
-1
71
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
-1
71
AHOKAS, Antti*
-1
71
PLANT, Alfie
-1
71
HILL, Calum
-1
71
LANGASQUE, Romain
-1
71
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
71
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
-1
71
EVANS, Ben*
-1
71
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
71
BERNADET, Adrien*
-1
71
80
HANSSON, Jakob
Par
72
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
72
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
72
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
Par
72
LINDELL, Oliver*
Par
72
GRANSTAD, Martin
Par
72
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
Par
72
CROCKER, Sean*
Par
72
MACINTYRE, Robert*
Par
72
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
72
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
72
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
Par
72
STEWART, Duncan
Par
72
KNAPPE, Alexander
Par
72
DOAK, Chris
Par
72
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
72
LOCKE, Sam
Par
72
ELLIS, Harry
Par
72
98
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
1
73
SENIOR, Jack*
1
73
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
1
73
LAMPERT, Moritz
1
73
BOASSON, Axel*
1
73
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
1
73
CARLSSON, Johan*
1
73
SODERBERG, Sebastian*
1
73
STUREHED, Henric*
1
73
SAXTON, Reinier
1
73
TILEY, Steven*
1
73
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
73
SCHMITT, Max*
1
73
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
73
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
1
73
ADAMS, James*
1
73
PARKER, Ben*
1
73
JOHANSSON, Niclas
1
73
RIU, Victor
1
73
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
1
73
SHARVIN, Cormac*
1
73
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
73
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
73
121
LAPORTA, Francesco*
2
74
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
2
74
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
2
74
PORTEOUS, Garrick
2
74
PETERSSON, Robin
2
74
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
2
74
STOW, Ben*
2
74
VAN WEST, Robbie*
2
74
KESKARI, Martin
2
74
SERNA, Óscar*
2
74
131
THOMSON, Jonathan
3
75
LENGDEN, Oscar
3
75
KARLSSON, Robert*
3
75
HJELM, Rasmus*
3
75
ARMITAGE, Marcus
3
75
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
3
75
SAINZ, Javier
3
75
138
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
4
76
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
76
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
76
FLOREN, Oscar
4
76
DAVIES, Rhys*
4
76
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
4
76
KOERBLER, Christoph*
4
76
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
4
76
WIEGELE, Martin
4
76
SJÖHOLM, Joel
4
76
148
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
5
77
RASK, Jocke*
5
77
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
5
77
SENAY, Deha
5
77
FELDER, Zeno
5
77
153
STARK, Oscar
7
79
154
TOWNDROW, Sean*
9
81
155
MARSH, Nick
11
83
156
GORNIK, Tim
20
92
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
ARNAUS, Adri
-8
64
2
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-6
66
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-6
66
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
66
5
PERRIER, Damien*
-5
67
JOANNES, Hugues*
-5
67
ROUSSEL, Robin*
-5
67
LEWIS, Tom*
-5
67
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage*
-5
67
ORRIN, Max*
-5
67
11
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh*
-4
68
JOHNSTON, Liam
-4
68
BESSELING, Wil*
-4
68
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-4
68
ROZNER, Antoine*
-4
68
VIRTO, Borja*
-4
68
WILSON, Oliver*
-4
68
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-4
68
FRITSCH, Florian
-4
68
PEREZ, Victor*
-4
68
ENOCH, Rhys*
-4
68
NEMECZ, Lukas
-4
68
MCDONALD, Jack
-4
68
24
FORD, Matt
-3
69
LINARD, Thomas
-3
69
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-3
69
HANSEN, Joachim B.*
-3
69
OVESEN, Martin
-3
69
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
-3
69
FERGUSON, Ewen
-3
69
ITEN, Marco*
-3
69
KIM, Minkyu
-3
69
STALTER, Joël
-3
69
LAW, David*
-3
69
MERONK, Adrian*
-3
69
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
-3
69
TADINI, Alessandro
-3
69
MADDY, Paul*
-3
69
SARASTI, Juan*
-3
69
40
SALMINEN, Mikael*
-2
70
ROBINSON, Liam
-2
70
KARLSSON, Anton
-2
70
WENNSTAM, Alexander
-2
70
GOYA, Estanislao
-2
70
HELLGREN, Björn
-2
70
GAL, Petr
-2
70
LINDBERG, Mikael*
-2
70
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo*
-2
70
CRUZ, Tiago
-2
70
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-2
70
SANTOS, Ricardo
-2
70
BEKKER, Oliver
-2
70
LIMA, José-Filipe
-2
70
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-2
70
MURRAY, Tom*
-2
70
NILSSON, Åke*
-2
70
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
-2
70
CHAPMAN, Adam
-2
70
LEMKE, Niklas*
-2
70
SINGH BRAR, Jack*
-2
70
61
HENRY, Scott
-1
71
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario*
-1
71
MRUZEK, Filip
-1
71
GIRRBACH, Joel*
-1
71
MOORE, Bradley*
-1
71
MANLEY, Stuart*
-1
71
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-1
71
KOIVU, Kim
-1
71
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
-1
71
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher*
-1
71
AHOKAS, Antti*
-1
71
PLANT, Alfie
-1
71
HILL, Calum
-1
71
LANGASQUE, Romain
-1
71
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
71
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
-1
71
EVANS, Ben*
-1
71
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
71
BERNADET, Adrien*
-1
71
80
HANSSON, Jakob
Par
72
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
72
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
72
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
Par
72
LINDELL, Oliver*
Par
72
GRANSTAD, Martin
Par
72
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
Par
72
CROCKER, Sean*
Par
72
MACINTYRE, Robert*
Par
72
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
72
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
72
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
Par
72
STEWART, Duncan
Par
72
KNAPPE, Alexander
Par
72
DOAK, Chris
Par
72
FENASSE, Mathieu
Par
72
LOCKE, Sam
Par
72
ELLIS, Harry
Par
72
98
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
1
73
SENIOR, Jack*
1
73
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
1
73
LAMPERT, Moritz
1
73
BOASSON, Axel*
1
73
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
1
73
CARLSSON, Johan*
1
73
SODERBERG, Sebastian*
1
73
STUREHED, Henric*
1
73
SAXTON, Reinier
1
73
TILEY, Steven*
1
73
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
73
SCHMITT, Max*
1
73
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
73
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
1
73
ADAMS, James*
1
73
PARKER, Ben*
1
73
JOHANSSON, Niclas
1
73
RIU, Victor
1
73
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
1
73
SHARVIN, Cormac*
1
73
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
73
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
73
121
LAPORTA, Francesco*
2
74
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
2
74
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
2
74
PORTEOUS, Garrick
2
74
PETERSSON, Robin
2
74
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
2
74
STOW, Ben*
2
74
VAN WEST, Robbie*
2
74
KESKARI, Martin
2
74
SERNA, Óscar*
2
74
131
THOMSON, Jonathan
3
75
LENGDEN, Oscar
3
75
KARLSSON, Robert*
3
75
HJELM, Rasmus*
3
75
ARMITAGE, Marcus
3
75
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
3
75
SAINZ, Javier
3
75
138
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
4
76
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
4
76
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
76
FLOREN, Oscar
4
76
DAVIES, Rhys*
4
76
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
4
76
KOERBLER, Christoph*
4
76
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
4
76
WIEGELE, Martin
4
76
SJÖHOLM, Joel
4
76
148
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
5
77
RASK, Jocke*
5
77
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
5
77
SENAY, Deha
5
77
FELDER, Zeno
5
77
153
STARK, Oscar
7
79
154
TOWNDROW, Sean*
9
81
155
MARSH, Nick
11
83
156
GORNIK, Tim
20
92