European Challenge Tour

Swedish Challenge 2018

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

Round 3

Orrin puts up a fight to retain Swedish lead

August 04, 2018

A battling performance from England’s Max Orrin means he will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson after shooting a two-under par 70 on Day Three.

Orrin puts up a fight to retain Swedish lead, © Getty Images

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The 24 year old leads at Katrineholms Golfklubb on 12 under par, two shots ahead of countryman Tom Lewis who carded a four under par 68 to take sole second place ahead of the final round.

It wasn’t all plain sailing for Orrin, who had a three-shot lead at the beginning of the day, as he needed to bounce back from two early bogeys before steadying the ship to finish on two under par for the day courtesy of an eagle at the penultimate hole.

And that eagle, the Englishman believes, was his reward for remaining patient on a testing day in Sweden.

“It was steady, very steady,” he said. “On Moving Day you expect the pack to make some birdies and chase you up so I just tried to stay patient and not get too high or too low with birdies and bogeys. If someone had said I’d shoot 70 with the wind, which was up, I probably would’ve taken it.

“I just did everything I did in the first two days. Even late in the round, on 15 for example, I’ve hit driver every day.

“Today, I knew I was two ahead at that point and I just hit driver again and tried to stay aggressive. It was a fairly decent finish; obviously bogeying the last isn’t ideal but getting an eagle on 17 was a bonus and probably a reward for my patience.

“It was difficult to get close to the flags early and that showed from the scoring. The greens were firming up and it was all about where you put your ball on the fairway and around the greens. It was a patient performance and I’m happy with it, really happy.”

Having previously won twice on the European Challenge Tour – at the 2015 Made in Denmark Challenge and the 2014 National Bank of Oman Golf Classic – Orrin will draw on past experience as he bids to secure another victory on Europe’s top developmental tour.

“Every week you go out trying to have good weeks and you don’t get that many positions like this," he said. "I’m playing with Tom Lewis tomorrow, he’s a good lad, so I’ll just go out, enjoy myself and see what happens.

“I’ll take a lot from past experiences. I’ve converted leads and I’ve come from behind so I’m confident I can do it both ways.

“If I play my best golf and shoot a low number then it will be definitely be very difficult for someone to beat me and if they do then fair play. I’ve just got to focus on myself and keep doing what I’m doing.”

Orrin, part of the Great Britain and Ireland team at the 2013 Walker Cup, is in pole position heading into the final day in Sweden but a number of players on a congested leaderboard will feel like they have a chance of success tomorrow.

Road to Ras al Khaimah Number One Joachim B. Hansen leads a quartet of players in tied third on nine under par, three off the lead, after finishing with an eagle and a birdie in his final two holes to move right into contention. Hansen, who would secure automatic qualification to the European Tour with victory this week, is joined by Adri Arnaus, Victor Perez and Oliver Wilson on nine under.

A shot further back are KPMG Trophy winner Pedro Figueiredo, Mikael Lindberg and Tom Murray on eight under par, while a further six players are on seven under par.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
ORRIN, Max
-12
67
67
70
204
2
LEWIS, Tom
-10
67
71
68
206
3
WILSON, Oliver
-9
68
70
69
207
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-9
69
69
69
207
PEREZ, Victor
-9
68
71
68
207
ARNAUS, Adri
-9
64
75
68
207
7
MURRAY, Tom
-8
70
68
70
208
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-8
68
72
68
208
LINDBERG, Mikael
-8
70
69
69
208
10
ROBINSON, Liam
-7
70
67
72
209
LINARD, Thomas
-7
69
70
70
209
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-7
66
72
71
209
CROCKER, Sean
-7
72
68
69
209
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-7
71
68
70
209
ENOCH, Rhys
-7
68
73
68
209
16
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-6
68
70
72
210
ROUSSEL, Robin
-6
67
71
72
210
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
66
72
72
210
TADINI, Alessandro
-6
69
70
71
210
KNAPPE, Alexander
-6
72
70
68
210
21
BEKKER, Oliver
-5
70
67
74
211
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-5
67
70
74
211
BESSELING, Wil
-5
68
70
73
211
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-5
70
70
71
211
FERGUSON, Ewen
-5
69
72
70
211
MOORE, Bradley
-5
71
71
69
211
27
KARLSSON, Anton
-4
70
68
74
212
GIRRBACH, Joel
-4
71
71
70
212
GOYA, Estanislao
-4
70
70
72
212
30
HELLGREN, Björn
-3
70
69
74
213
JOANNES, Hugues
-3
67
71
75
213
LAW, David
-3
69
71
73
213
LIMA, José-Filipe
-3
70
69
74
213
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
73
68
72
213
LANGASQUE, Romain
-3
71
70
72
213
NEMECZ, Lukas
-3
68
74
71
213
37
VIRTO, Borja
-2
68
71
75
214
STALTER, Joël
-2
69
70
75
214
PERRIER, Damien
-2
67
73
74
214
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-2
71
69
74
214
AHOKAS, Antti
-2
71
71
72
214
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
70
71
73
214
43
HENRY, Scott
-1
71
69
75
215
MANLEY, Stuart
-1
71
70
74
215
MERONK, Adrian
-1
69
72
74
215
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-1
66
75
74
215
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-1
73
69
73
215
ELLIS, Harry
-1
72
69
74
215
49
MCDONALD, Jack
Par
68
69
79
216
FORD, Matt
Par
69
69
78
216
SALMINEN, Mikael
Par
70
71
75
216
MACINTYRE, Robert
Par
72
69
75
216
ITEN, Marco
Par
69
72
75
216
ARMITAGE, Marcus
Par
75
67
74
216
HANSSON, Jakob
Par
72
70
74
216
56
OVESEN, Martin
1
69
70
78
217
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
1
71
70
76
217
KOIVU, Kim
1
71
70
76
217
THOMSON, Jonathan
1
75
67
75
217
60
TILEY, Steven
2
73
68
77
218
61
LOCKE, Sam
5
72
68
81
221
62
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
6
69
72
81
222
63
LAPORTA, Francesco*
-1
74
69
-
143
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-1
69
74
-
143
CARLSSON, Johan*
-1
73
70
-
143
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-1
74
69
-
143
SAXTON, Reinier
-1
73
70
-
143
LINDELL, Oliver*
-1
72
71
-
143
HILL, Calum
-1
71
72
-
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-1
68
75
-
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-1
70
73
-
143
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
71
72
-
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
70
73
-
143
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
68
75
-
143
RIU, Victor
-1
73
70
-
143
NILSSON, Åke*
-1
70
73
-
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
71
72
-
143
LEMKE, Niklas*
-1
70
73
-
143
SARASTI, Juan*
-1
69
74
-
143
FENASSE, Mathieu
-1
72
71
-
143
81
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
72
72
-
144
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
72
72
-
144
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
68
76
-
144
PLANT, Alfie
Par
71
73
-
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
69
75
-
144
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
72
72
-
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
72
72
-
144
CRUZ, Tiago
Par
70
74
-
144
KIM, Minkyu
Par
69
75
-
144
EVANS, Ben*
Par
71
73
-
144
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
Par
75
69
-
144
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
Par
70
74
-
144
CHAPMAN, Adam
Par
70
74
-
144
94
WENNSTAM, Alexander
1
70
75
-
145
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
1
76
69
-
145
BOASSON, Axel*
1
73
72
-
145
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
73
72
-
145
DAVIES, Rhys*
1
76
69
-
145
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
73
72
-
145
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
1
71
74
-
145
MADDY, Paul*
1
69
76
-
145
SAINZ, Javier
1
75
70
-
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
73
72
-
145
KESKARI, Martin
1
74
71
-
145
BERNADET, Adrien*
1
71
74
-
145
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
73
72
-
145
107
STUREHED, Henric*
2
73
73
-
146
KARLSSON, Robert*
2
75
71
-
146
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
2
71
75
-
146
PETERSSON, Robin
2
74
72
-
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
2
68
78
-
146
PARKER, Ben*
2
73
73
-
146
113
MRUZEK, Filip
3
71
76
-
147
GRANSTAD, Martin
3
72
75
-
147
SCHMITT, Max*
3
73
74
-
147
STARK, Oscar
3
79
68
-
147
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
3
76
71
-
147
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
3
72
75
-
147
JOHANSSON, Niclas
3
73
74
-
147
VAN WEST, Robbie*
3
74
73
-
147
SHARVIN, Cormac*
3
73
74
-
147
122
SENIOR, Jack*
4
73
75
-
148
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
4
73
75
-
148
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
77
71
-
148
GAL, Petr
4
70
78
-
148
PORTEOUS, Garrick
4
74
74
-
148
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
76
72
-
148
FLOREN, Oscar
4
76
72
-
148
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
73
75
-
148
ADAMS, James*
4
73
75
-
148
STEWART, Duncan
4
72
76
-
148
DOAK, Chris
4
72
76
-
148
133
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
5
73
76
-
149
SANTOS, Ricardo
5
70
79
-
149
STOW, Ben*
5
74
75
-
149
136
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
6
73
77
-
150
LENGDEN, Oscar
6
75
75
-
150
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
6
76
74
-
150
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
6
72
78
-
150
KOERBLER, Christoph*
6
76
74
-
150
141
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
7
73
78
-
151
SERNA, Óscar*
7
74
77
-
151
143
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
8
74
78
-
152
HJELM, Rasmus*
8
75
77
-
152
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
8
74
78
-
152
WIEGELE, Martin
8
76
76
-
152
147
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
9
77
76
-
153
RASK, Jocke*
9
77
76
-
153
149
SJÖHOLM, Joel
10
76
78
-
154
FELDER, Zeno
10
77
77
-
154
151
TOWNDROW, Sean*
11
81
74
-
155
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
11
76
79
-
155
153
SENAY, Deha
14
77
81
-
158
MARSH, Nick
14
83
75
-
158
DISQ
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
4
72
76
-
-
W/D
GORNIK, Tim
20
92
-
-
-
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
ORRIN, Max
-12
204
2
LEWIS, Tom
-10
206
3
WILSON, Oliver
-9
207
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-9
207
PEREZ, Victor
-9
207
ARNAUS, Adri
-9
207
7
MURRAY, Tom
-8
208
FIGUEIREDO, Pedro
-8
208
LINDBERG, Mikael
-8
208
10
ROBINSON, Liam
-7
209
LINARD, Thomas
-7
209
COUSSAUD, Ugo
-7
209
CROCKER, Sean
-7
209
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-7
209
ENOCH, Rhys
-7
209
16
JOHANNESSEN, Kristian Krogh
-6
210
ROUSSEL, Robin
-6
210
FORSSTRÖM, Simon
-6
210
TADINI, Alessandro
-6
210
KNAPPE, Alexander
-6
210
21
BEKKER, Oliver
-5
211
JOHANSEN, Eirik Tage
-5
211
BESSELING, Wil
-5
211
SINGH BRAR, Jack
-5
211
FERGUSON, Ewen
-5
211
MOORE, Bradley
-5
211
27
KARLSSON, Anton
-4
212
GIRRBACH, Joel
-4
212
GOYA, Estanislao
-4
212
30
HELLGREN, Björn
-3
213
JOANNES, Hugues
-3
213
LAW, David
-3
213
LIMA, José-Filipe
-3
213
LAMPERT, Moritz
-3
213
LANGASQUE, Romain
-3
213
NEMECZ, Lukas
-3
213
37
VIRTO, Borja
-2
214
STALTER, Joël
-2
214
PERRIER, Damien
-2
214
FELDBORG NIELSEN, Christopher
-2
214
AHOKAS, Antti
-2
214
BERGAMASCHI, Filippo
-2
214
43
HENRY, Scott
-1
215
MANLEY, Stuart
-1
215
MERONK, Adrian
-1
215
LUNDBERG, Mikael
-1
215
SODERBERG, Sebastian
-1
215
ELLIS, Harry
-1
215
49
MCDONALD, Jack
Par
216
FORD, Matt
Par
216
SALMINEN, Mikael
Par
216
MACINTYRE, Robert
Par
216
ITEN, Marco
Par
216
ARMITAGE, Marcus
Par
216
HANSSON, Jakob
Par
216
56
OVESEN, Martin
1
217
GALIANO AGUILAR, Mario
1
217
KOIVU, Kim
1
217
THOMSON, Jonathan
1
217
60
TILEY, Steven
2
218
61
LOCKE, Sam
5
221
62
ARNOY, Jarand Ekeland
6
222
63
LAPORTA, Francesco*
-1
143
SCHNEIDER, Marcel
-1
143
CARLSSON, Johan*
-1
143
HAFTHORSSON, Birgir
-1
143
SAXTON, Reinier
-1
143
LINDELL, Oliver*
-1
143
HILL, Calum
-1
143
KIMSEY, Nathan*
-1
143
MIGLIOZZI, Guido*
-1
143
MIVIS, Christopher
-1
143
MOYNIHAN, Gavin
-1
143
FRITSCH, Florian
-1
143
RIU, Victor
-1
143
NILSSON, Åke*
-1
143
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN, Nicolai*
-1
143
LEMKE, Niklas*
-1
143
SARASTI, Juan*
-1
143
FENASSE, Mathieu
-1
143
81
VENTURA, Kristoffer
Par
144
HANSSON, Sebastian
Par
144
JOHNSTON, Liam
Par
144
PLANT, Alfie
Par
144
CUARTERO BLANCO, Emilio
Par
144
GILLBERG (AM), Oliver*
Par
144
HAASTRUP, Mark Flindt*
Par
144
CRUZ, Tiago
Par
144
KIM, Minkyu
Par
144
EVANS, Ben*
Par
144
LANDO CASANOVA, Jérôme*
Par
144
VAN MEIJEL, Lars*
Par
144
CHAPMAN, Adam
Par
144
94
WENNSTAM, Alexander
1
145
BLOMME (AM), Adam*
1
145
BOASSON, Axel*
1
145
TRAPPEL, Manuel*
1
145
DAVIES, Rhys*
1
145
THEANDERSSON, Victor
1
145
RITTHAMMER, Bernd*
1
145
MADDY, Paul*
1
145
SAINZ, Javier
1
145
O'BRIAIN, Neil
1
145
KESKARI, Martin
1
145
BERNADET, Adrien*
1
145
ZUCCHETTI, Federico*
1
145
107
STUREHED, Henric*
2
146
KARLSSON, Robert*
2
146
CARLSSON, Magnus A*
2
146
PETERSSON, Robin
2
146
ROZNER, Antoine*
2
146
PARKER, Ben*
2
146
113
MRUZEK, Filip
3
147
GRANSTAD, Martin
3
147
SCHMITT, Max*
3
147
STARK, Oscar
3
147
SVENSSON (AM), Marcus*
3
147
GUSTAVSSON, Fredrik*
3
147
JOHANSSON, Niclas
3
147
VAN WEST, Robbie*
3
147
SHARVIN, Cormac*
3
147
122
SENIOR, Jack*
4
148
VAN DRIEL, Darius*
4
148
VECCHI FOSSA, Jacopo
4
148
GAL, Petr
4
148
PORTEOUS, Garrick
4
148
WIDING (AM), Tim*
4
148
FLOREN, Oscar
4
148
HULDAHL, Jeppe Pape
4
148
ADAMS, James*
4
148
STEWART, Duncan
4
148
DOAK, Chris
4
148
133
NYFJÄLL (AM), David
5
149
SANTOS, Ricardo
5
149
STOW, Ben*
5
149
136
SVENSSON (AM), Jesper*
6
150
LENGDEN, Oscar
6
150
ØSTERBY, Victor Gebhard
6
150
MADSEN, Morten Ørum
6
150
KOERBLER, Christoph*
6
150
141
RÖNNEBLAD, Hannes*
7
151
SERNA, Óscar*
7
151
143
STJARNFELDT, Pontus
8
152
HJELM, Rasmus*
8
152
VAN DER VAART, Jurrian
8
152
WIEGELE, Martin
8
152
147
ALTUNTAS, Ali*
9
153
RASK, Jocke*
9
153
149
SJÖHOLM, Joel
10
154
FELDER, Zeno
10
154
151
TOWNDROW, Sean*
11
155
AMEIL-PLANCHIN, Arthur*
11
155
153
SENAY, Deha
14
158
MARSH, Nick
14
158
DISQ
GONZALEZ, Ricardo*
4
-
W/D
GORNIK, Tim
20
-