European Challenge Tour

Swedish Challenge 2018

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

August 02-05

Katrineholms Golfklubb, Katrineholm

€200,000

Round 4

Wonderful Wilson secures play-off victory in Sweden

August 05, 2018

Oliver Wilson overcame Joachim B. Hansen in a dramatic two-hole play-off to win the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson after the pair were tied on 13 under par after 72 holes at Katrineholms Golfklubb.

Wonderful Wilson secures play-off victory in Sweden, © Getty Images

- Göran Söderqvist

Hansen looked to have secured his third win of the European Challenge Tour season as he approached the final green but three-putted for a bogey while Wilson safely converted a par to ensure the destination of the Swedish Challenge trophy would be decided by extra holes.

Playing the final round in the same group, the duo tussled throughout as they both posted closing rounds of 68. Overnight leader Max Orrin agonisingly missed out on making it a three-man play-off as his 25-foot birdie putt lipped out and he was forced to settle for par and a level par 72.

With both Wilson and Hansen recording pars on the first extra hole, Wilson held his nerve on the second as he played an intelligent approach shot from the rough to the edge of the green before successfully two-putting for par.

Wilson, part of the 2008 European Ryder Cup team, was visibly delighted to secure a first victory in four years after what he describes as a ‘hard few years’.

“I’m absolutely delighted, I really am,” he said. “It was hard. The last few years have been hard and I battled well today. I didn’t have my A game, for sure, but I got off to a good start and it was a good battle between me and JB.

“I was delighted to get a putt on the last to tie with JB because I’ve holed nothing today. Just to get the job done, it means a lot. There’s a long way to go on my journey but this is definitely a big step in the right direction.

“I hung in there over the last few days and that probably means more to me now that I feel like I’ve got it done without my A game over the weekend, so it’s all going in the right direction.”

Despite winning the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Wilson has been struggling with his game for the last six years and admits to falling out of love with golf.

However Wilson, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, credits the last four months of solid play for being able to enjoy golf again.

“The last three or four months have been crucial,” he said. “Without those three or four months, I probably wouldn’t be playing because I wasn’t in love with the game, I didn’t have the answers and I was struggling.

“I couldn’t get it on the fairways, I couldn’t even play – I couldn’t get it round the golf course. Last year was a bit better but it wasn’t good enough and it didn’t really give me any belief that I could get back to where I wanted to be.

“I haven’t played a tournament yet where I feel like I’ve put it all together but it’s certainly going in the right direction and I’m back in love with the game. It’s on an upward trend but I’m well aware that there’s still a long way to go to get to where I want to get to.”

And where does Wilson want to get to? Although he admits it’s a long way off, he has his eyes on returning to the top 100 in the world.

“I want to get even better than where I was before,” he said. “Right now, this is fantastic. It gives me a category where I can plan a bit more for the end of the season and make some decisions, but I’ve got to keep playing well.

“I want to try and put it all together, put four rounds together where I walk off the course and I’m happy every day.

“I want to get back on the European Tour, keep my card and keep building to try and get back in the top 100 in the world. That’s a long way off right now – I think these might be the first World Ranking points I’ve earned since 2014!”

Despite his play-off defeat, Road to Ras Al Khaimah Number One Hansen strengthens his grip on top spot by extending the gap to over 60,000 points from Lorenzo Gagli, while Wilson moves to 26th place in the Rankings, less than 13,000 points away from the top 15.

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
WILSON Oliver
ENG
-13
68
70
69
68
275
€ 32,000
2
HANSEN Joachim B.
DEN
-13
69
69
69
68
275
€ 22,000
3
KARLSSON Anton
SWE
-12
70
68
74
64
276
€ 12,000
3
LEWIS Tom
ENG
-12
67
71
68
70
276
€ 12,000
3
ORRIN Max
ENG
-12
67
67
70
72
276
€ 12,000
6
LINDBERG Mikael
SWE
-11
70
69
69
69
277
€ 8,000
7
JOHANNESSEN Kristian Krogh
NOR
-10
68
70
72
68
278
€ 5,600
7
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-10
70
69
74
65
278
€ 5,600
7
SAMOOJA Kalle
FIN
-10
71
68
70
69
278
€ 5,600
10
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
-9
66
72
71
70
279
€ 4,067
10
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
POR
-9
68
72
68
71
279
€ 4,067
10
LINARD Thomas
FRA
-9
69
70
70
70
279
€ 4,067
13
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
-8
71
71
72
66
280
€ 3,200
13
ARNAUS Adri
ESP
-8
64
75
68
73
280
€ 3,200
13
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
-8
68
73
68
71
280
€ 3,200
13
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-8
67
71
72
70
280
€ 3,200
13
TADINI Alessandro
ITA
-8
69
70
71
70
280
€ 3,200
18
BEKKER Oliver
RSA
-7
70
67
74
70
281
€ 2,325
18
BESSELING Wil
NED
-7
68
70
73
70
281
€ 2,325
18
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
-7
69
72
70
70
281
€ 2,325
18
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
-7
66
72
72
71
281
€ 2,325
22
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
-6
70
71
73
68
282
€ 1,840
22
CROCKER Sean
USA
-6
72
68
69
73
282
€ 1,840
22
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-6
67
70
74
71
282
€ 1,840
22
KNAPPE Alexander
GER
-6
72
70
68
72
282
€ 1,840
22
LAMPERT Moritz
GER
-6
73
68
72
69
282
€ 1,840
22
MURRAY Tom
ENG
-6
70
68
70
74
282
€ 1,840
22
PEREZ Victor
FRA
-6
68
71
68
75
282
€ 1,840
29
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
-5
67
71
75
70
283
€ 1,600
29
KOIVU Kim
FIN
-5
71
70
76
66
283
€ 1,600
29
MACINTYRE Robert
SCO
-5
72
69
75
67
283
€ 1,600
29
MOORE Bradley
ENG
-5
71
71
69
72
283
€ 1,600
29
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-5
68
74
71
70
283
€ 1,600
34
LAW David
SCO
-4
69
71
73
71
284
€ 1,460
34
STALTER Joël
FRA
-4
69
70
75
70
284
€ 1,460
36
ELLIS Harry
ENG
-3
72
69
74
70
285
€ 1,280
36
FORD Matt
ENG
-3
69
69
78
69
285
€ 1,280
36
LANGASQUE Romain
FRA
-3
71
70
72
72
285
€ 1,280
36
PERRIER Damien
FRA
-3
67
73
74
71
285
€ 1,280
36
SALMINEN Mikael
FIN
-3
70
71
75
69
285
€ 1,280
36
SINGH BRAR Jack
ENG
-3
70
70
71
74
285
€ 1,280
36
SODERBERG Sebastian
SWE
-3
73
69
73
70
285
€ 1,280
43
HENRY Scott
SCO
-2
71
69
75
71
286
€ 1,000
43
LUNDBERG Mikael
SWE
-2
66
75
74
71
286
€ 1,000
43
MANLEY Stuart
WAL
-2
71
70
74
71
286
€ 1,000
43
MCDONALD Jack
SCO
-2
68
69
79
70
286
€ 1,000
43
OVESEN Martin
DEN
-2
69
70
78
69
286
€ 1,000
43
ROBINSON Liam
ENG
-2
70
67
72
77
286
€ 1,000
43
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
-2
75
67
75
69
286
€ 1,000
50
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
SWE
-1
71
69
74
73
287
€ 807
50
HELLGREN Björn
SWE
-1
70
69
74
74
287
€ 807
50
VIRTO Borja
ESP
-1
68
71
75
73
287
€ 807
53
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
0
71
70
76
71
288
€ 740
53
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
0
71
71
70
76
288
€ 740
53
GOYA Estanislao
ARG
0
70
70
72
76
288
€ 740
56
ITEN Marco
SUI
1
69
72
75
73
289
€ 690
56
TILEY Steven
ENG
1
73
68
77
71
289
€ 690
58
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
2
75
67
74
74
290
€ 660
59
HANSSON Jakob
SWE
3
72
70
74
75
291
€ 630
59
LOCKE Sam
SCO
3
72
68
81
70
291
€ 630
61
MERONK Adrian
POL
4
69
72
74
77
292
€ 600
62
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
NOR
6
69
72
81
72
294
€ 580
63
CARLSSON Johan
SWE
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
63
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
63
FRITSCH Florian
GER
-1
68
75
0
0
143
€ 0
63
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
ISL
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
63
HILL Calum
SCO
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
63
KIMSEY Nathan
ENG
-1
68
75
0
0
143
€ 0
63
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
63
LEMKE Niklas
SWE
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
63
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-1
72
71
0
0
143
€ 0
63
MIGLIOZZI Guido
ITA
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
63
MIVIS Christopher
BEL
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
63
MOYNIHAN Gavin
IRL
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
63
NILSSON Åke
SWE
-1
70
73
0
0
143
€ 0
63
RIU Victor
FRA
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
63
SARASTI Juan
ESP
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
63
SAXTON Reinier
NED
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
63
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
63
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
81
CHAPMAN Adam
ENG
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
81
CRUZ Tiago
POR
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
81
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
0
69
75
0
0
144
€ 0
81
EVANS Ben
ENG
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
81
GILLBERG (AM) Oliver
SWE
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
81
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
81
HANSSON Sebastian
SWE
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
81
JOHNSTON Liam
SCO
0
68
76
0
0
144
€ 0
81
KIM Minkyu
KOR
0
69
75
0
0
144
€ 0
81
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
0
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
81
PLANT Alfie
ENG
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
81
VAN MEIJEL Lars
NED
0
70
74
0
0
144
€ 0
81
VENTURA Kristoffer
NOR
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
94
BERNADET Adrien
FRA
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
94
BLOMME (AM) Adam
SWE
1
76
69
0
0
145
€ 0
94
BOASSON Axel
ISL
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
94
DAVIES Rhys
WAL
1
76
69
0
0
145
€ 0
94
KESKARI Martin
GER
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
94
MADDY Paul
ENG
1
69
76
0
0
145
€ 0
94
O'BRIAIN Neil
IRL
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
94
RITTHAMMER Bernd
GER
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
94
SAINZ Javier
ESP
1
75
70
0
0
145
€ 0
94
THEANDERSSON Victor
SWE
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
94
TRAPPEL Manuel
AUT
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
94
WENNSTAM Alexander
SWE
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
94
ZUCCHETTI Federico
ITA
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
107
CARLSSON Magnus A
SWE
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
107
KARLSSON Robert
SWE
2
75
71
0
0
146
€ 0
107
PARKER Ben
ENG
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
107
PETERSSON Robin
SWE
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
107
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
2
68
78
0
0
146
€ 0
107
STUREHED Henric
SWE
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
113
GRANSTAD Martin
SWE
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
113
GUSTAVSSON Fredrik
SWE
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
113
JOHANSSON Niclas
SWE
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
113
MRUZEK Filip
CZE
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 0
113
SCHMITT Max
GER
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
113
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
113
STARK Oscar
SWE
3
79
68
0
0
147
€ 0
113
SVENSSON (AM) Marcus
SWE
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
113
VAN WEST Robbie
NED
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
122
ADAMS James
ENG
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
122
DOAK Chris
SCO
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
122
FLOREN Oscar
SWE
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
122
GAL Petr
CZE
4
70
78
0
0
148
€ 0
122
GONZALEZ Ricardo
ARG
4
72
0
0
0
72
€ 0
122
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
122
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
122
SENIOR Jack
ENG
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
122
STEWART Duncan
SCO
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 0
122
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
122
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
ITA
4
77
71
0
0
148
€ 0
122
WIDING (AM) Tim
SWE
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
134
NYFJÄLL (AM) David
SWE
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 0
134
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
5
70
79
0
0
149
€ 0
134
STOW Ben
ENG
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
137
KOERBLER Christoph
AUT
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
137
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
137
MADSEN Morten Ørum
DEN
6
72
78
0
0
150
€ 0
137
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
DEN
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
137
SVENSSON (AM) Jesper
SWE
6
73
77
0
0
150
€ 0
142
RÖNNEBLAD Hannes
SWE
7
73
78
0
0
151
€ 0
142
SERNA Óscar
MEX
7
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
144
HJELM Rasmus
DEN
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 0
144
STJARNFELDT Pontus
SWE
8
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
144
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
NED
8
74
78
0
0
152
€ 0
144
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 0
148
ALTUNTAS Ali
TUR
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
148
RASK Jocke
SWE
9
77
76
0
0
153
€ 0
150
FELDER Zeno
SUI
10
77
77
0
0
154
€ 0
150
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
10
76
78
0
0
154
€ 0
152
AMEIL-PLANCHIN Arthur
SUI
11
76
79
0
0
155
€ 0
152
TOWNDROW Sean
ENG
11
81
74
0
0
155
€ 0
154
MARSH Nick
ENG
14
83
75
0
0
158
€ 0
154
SENAY Deha
TUR
14
77
81
0
0
158
€ 0
156
GORNIK Tim
SLO
20
92
0
0
0
92
€ 0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
WILSON Oliver
-13
275
2
HANSEN Joachim B.
-13
275
3
KARLSSON Anton
-12
276
3
LEWIS Tom
-12
276
3
ORRIN Max
-12
276
6
LINDBERG Mikael
-11
277
7
JOHANNESSEN Kristian Krogh
-10
278
7
LIMA José-Filipe
-10
278
7
SAMOOJA Kalle
-10
278
10
COUSSAUD Ugo
-9
279
10
FIGUEIREDO Pedro
-9
279
10
LINARD Thomas
-9
279
13
AHOKAS Antti
-8
280
13
ARNAUS Adri
-8
280
13
ENOCH Rhys
-8
280
13
ROUSSEL Robin
-8
280
13
TADINI Alessandro
-8
280
18
BEKKER Oliver
-7
281
18
BESSELING Wil
-7
281
18
FERGUSON Ewen
-7
281
18
FORSSTRÖM Simon
-7
281
22
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
-6
282
22
CROCKER Sean
-6
282
22
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
-6
282
22
KNAPPE Alexander
-6
282
22
LAMPERT Moritz
-6
282
22
MURRAY Tom
-6
282
22
PEREZ Victor
-6
282
29
JOANNES Hugues
-5
283
29
KOIVU Kim
-5
283
29
MACINTYRE Robert
-5
283
29
MOORE Bradley
-5
283
29
NEMECZ Lukas
-5
283
34
LAW David
-4
284
34
STALTER Joël
-4
284
36
ELLIS Harry
-3
285
36
FORD Matt
-3
285
36
LANGASQUE Romain
-3
285
36
PERRIER Damien
-3
285
36
SALMINEN Mikael
-3
285
36
SINGH BRAR Jack
-3
285
36
SODERBERG Sebastian
-3
285
43
HENRY Scott
-2
286
43
LUNDBERG Mikael
-2
286
43
MANLEY Stuart
-2
286
43
MCDONALD Jack
-2
286
43
OVESEN Martin
-2
286
43
ROBINSON Liam
-2
286
43
THOMSON Jonathan
-2
286
50
FELDBORG NIELSEN Christopher
-1
287
50
HELLGREN Björn
-1
287
50
VIRTO Borja
-1
287
53
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
0
288
53
GIRRBACH Joel
0
288
53
GOYA Estanislao
0
288
56
ITEN Marco
1
289
56
TILEY Steven
1
289
58
ARMITAGE Marcus
2
290
59
HANSSON Jakob
3
291
59
LOCKE Sam
3
291
61
MERONK Adrian
4
292
62
ARNOY Jarand Ekeland
6
294
63
CARLSSON Johan
-1
143
63
FENASSE Mathieu
-1
143
63
FRITSCH Florian
-1
143
63
HAFTHORSSON Birgir
-1
143
63
HILL Calum
-1
143
63
KIMSEY Nathan
-1
143
63
LAPORTA Francesco
-1
143
63
LEMKE Niklas
-1
143
63
LINDELL Oliver
-1
143
63
MIGLIOZZI Guido
-1
143
63
MIVIS Christopher
-1
143
63
MOYNIHAN Gavin
-1
143
63
NILSSON Åke
-1
143
63
RIU Victor
-1
143
63
SARASTI Juan
-1
143
63
SAXTON Reinier
-1
143
63
SCHNEIDER Marcel
-1
143
63
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
-1
143
81
CHAPMAN Adam
0
144
81
CRUZ Tiago
0
144
81
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
0
144
81
EVANS Ben
0
144
81
GILLBERG (AM) Oliver
0
144
81
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
0
144
81
HANSSON Sebastian
0
144
81
JOHNSTON Liam
0
144
81
KIM Minkyu
0
144
81
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
0
144
81
PLANT Alfie
0
144
81
VAN MEIJEL Lars
0
144
81
VENTURA Kristoffer
0
144
94
BERNADET Adrien
1
145
94
BLOMME (AM) Adam
1
145
94
BOASSON Axel
1
145
94
DAVIES Rhys
1
145
94
KESKARI Martin
1
145
94
MADDY Paul
1
145
94
O'BRIAIN Neil
1
145
94
RITTHAMMER Bernd
1
145
94
SAINZ Javier
1
145
94
THEANDERSSON Victor
1
145
94
TRAPPEL Manuel
1
145
94
WENNSTAM Alexander
1
145
94
ZUCCHETTI Federico
1
145
107
CARLSSON Magnus A
2
146
107
KARLSSON Robert
2
146
107
PARKER Ben
2
146
107
PETERSSON Robin
2
146
107
ROZNER Antoine
2
146
107
STUREHED Henric
2
146
113
GRANSTAD Martin
3
147
113
GUSTAVSSON Fredrik
3
147
113
JOHANSSON Niclas
3
147
113
MRUZEK Filip
3
147
113
SCHMITT Max
3
147
113
SHARVIN Cormac
3
147
113
STARK Oscar
3
147
113
SVENSSON (AM) Marcus
3
147
113
VAN WEST Robbie
3
147
122
ADAMS James
4
148
122
DOAK Chris
4
148
122
FLOREN Oscar
4
148
122
GAL Petr
4
148
122
GONZALEZ Ricardo
4
72
122
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
4
148
122
PORTEOUS Garrick
4
148
122
SENIOR Jack
4
148
122
STEWART Duncan
4
148
122
VAN DRIEL Darius
4
148
122
VECCHI FOSSA Jacopo
4
148
122
WIDING (AM) Tim
4
148
134
NYFJÄLL (AM) David
5
149
134
SANTOS Ricardo
5
149
134
STOW Ben
5
149
137
KOERBLER Christoph
6
150
137
LENGDEN Oscar
6
150
137
MADSEN Morten Ørum
6
150
137
ØSTERBY Victor Gebhard
6
150
137
SVENSSON (AM) Jesper
6
150
142
RÖNNEBLAD Hannes
7
151
142
SERNA Óscar
7
151
144
HJELM Rasmus
8
152
144
STJARNFELDT Pontus
8
152
144
VAN DER VAART Jurrian
8
152
144
WIEGELE Martin
8
152
148
ALTUNTAS Ali
9
153
148
RASK Jocke
9
153
150
FELDER Zeno
10
154
150
SJÖHOLM Joel
10
154
152
AMEIL-PLANCHIN Arthur
11
155
152
TOWNDROW Sean
11
155
154
MARSH Nick
14
158
154
SENAY Deha
14
158
156
GORNIK Tim
20
92