Vierumäki Finnish Challenge R4

Lima captures Vierumäki Finnish Challenge crown

August 01-04
Vierumäki Resort, Vierumäki, Finland
€200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


José-Filipe Lima carded a spectacular final round of six under par 66 to secure his first win of the season at the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge.

Vierumäki Finnish Challenge R4 - Lima captures Vierumäki Finnish Challenge crown
Photo credit: Tomi Natri

The Portuguese player, who has not won on the European Challenge Tour in over three years, started the day five strokes back of leader Rikard Karlberg, but covered his opening nine holes in 31 shots to put himself in the mix for his fifth European Challenge Tour title.

Amongst a packed leaderboard, Lima played steady golf down the stretch and birdied his 72nd hole to take the lead for the first time all week—setting the clubhouse target on 14 under par.


The 37-year-old ultimately finished one shot clear of South African Bryce Easton, who narrowly missed a 40-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a play-off.

‘’I was not expecting that,’’ Lima said. ‘’I knew I was playing well, but I didn’t think too much about the lead until the final hole.

“To shoot 66 on a course like this is always a good score, and I thought that if I could make a birdie on the final hole then perhaps, I had a chance to have a good week.

‘’I hit two big shots down 18. To be honest I didn’t know it was possible to reach that green in two.

“This win is going to give me some confidence heading into the rest of the year after what has been quite a difficult start to the season. First though, I’m going to enjoy the moment.’’


The win continues a return to form for Lima, who kick-started his season with a tied-second place finish at the Euram Bank Open in Austria two weeks ago.

Victory in Finland also moves the former European Tour winner to eighth on the Challenge Tour Rankings, as he now puts one of the fifteen European Tour cards available at the end of the season in his sights.

Local star Roope Kakko, who was paired in the last grouping for the final round, drew sizable crowd support as he battled to finish in third place alongside Frenchman Joël Stalter and Euram Bank Open winner Calum Hill.

Lima, and the Challenge Tour, will now head to the Made in Denmark Challenge – Presented by FREJA, which will represent a departure from the norm, as it begins on a Wednesday, running from August 7-10.


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By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
LIMA José-Filipe
POR
-14
68
70
70
66
274
€ 32,000
2
EASTON Bryce
RSA
-13
66
72
66
71
275
€ 22,000
3
HILL Calum
SCO
-12
69
71
66
70
276
€ 12,000
3
KAKKO Roope
FIN
-12
71
68
66
71
276
€ 12,000
3
STALTER Joël
FRA
-12
69
67
71
69
276
€ 12,000
6
BALDWIN Matthew
ENG
-11
68
71
68
70
277
€ 5,840
6
BERARDO Clément
FRA
-11
67
69
72
69
277
€ 5,840
6
BRAEUNIG Christian
GER
-11
70
70
67
70
277
€ 5,840
6
KARLBERG Rikard
SWE
-11
66
69
68
74
277
€ 5,840
6
SHARVIN Cormac
NIR
-11
70
69
71
67
277
€ 5,840
11
DAWSON Robin
IRL
-10
70
72
66
70
278
€ 3,600
11
LINDELL Oliver
FIN
-10
70
69
70
69
278
€ 3,600
11
MACCARIO Federico
ITA
-10
69
71
68
70
278
€ 3,600
11
MOYNIHAN Gavin
IRL
-10
68
70
71
69
278
€ 3,600
11
SENIOR Jack
ENG
-10
69
68
69
72
278
€ 3,600
16
BLAND Richard
ENG
-9
69
70
69
71
279
€ 2,437
16
FOOS Dominic
GER
-9
67
72
70
70
279
€ 2,437
16
HUIZING Daan
NED
-9
70
69
70
70
279
€ 2,437
16
LANDO CASANOVA Jérôme
FRA
-9
69
69
72
69
279
€ 2,437
16
ROZNER Antoine
FRA
-9
68
71
70
70
279
€ 2,437
16
SCHMITT Max
GER
-9
74
66
71
68
279
€ 2,437
16
YOUNG Mark
ENG
-9
71
65
69
74
279
€ 2,437
23
SANTOS Ricardo
POR
-8
71
67
68
74
280
€ 1,900
23
VAN DRIEL Darius
NED
-8
63
73
73
71
280
€ 1,900
25
GLENNEMO Jacob
SWE
-7
71
69
69
72
281
€ 1,800
25
HØJGAARD Rasmus
DEN
-7
70
70
68
73
281
€ 1,800
25
PORTEOUS Garrick
ENG
-7
70
71
71
69
281
€ 1,800
28
ITEN Marco
SUI
-6
70
69
71
72
282
€ 1,700
28
LENGDEN Oscar
SWE
-6
68
68
74
72
282
€ 1,700
30
ABBOTT Jamie
ENG
-5
68
70
72
73
283
€ 1,540
30
BLOMSTRAND Christofer
SWE
-5
67
72
72
72
283
€ 1,540
30
HAVRET Grégory
FRA
-5
70
68
74
71
283
€ 1,540
30
LAPORTA Francesco
ITA
-5
74
68
72
69
283
€ 1,540
30
MURRAY Tom
ENG
-5
73
69
75
66
283
€ 1,540
30
ROUSSEL Robin
FRA
-5
72
65
76
70
283
€ 1,540
36
ANGLES Pep
ESP
-4
70
71
70
73
284
€ 1,320
36
DE SOUSA Raphaël
SUI
-4
70
71
69
74
284
€ 1,320
36
GIRRBACH Joel
SUI
-4
68
70
74
72
284
€ 1,320
36
MATUS Stanislav
CZE
-4
71
69
70
74
284
€ 1,320
36
SNECK Kalle
FIN
-4
74
68
73
69
284
€ 1,320
41
COCKERILL Aaron
CAN
-3
70
71
75
69
285
€ 1,100
41
HIDALGO Angel
ESP
-3
73
68
70
74
285
€ 1,100
41
JORDAN Matthew
ENG
-3
70
68
73
74
285
€ 1,100
41
MCCARTHY Nick
ENG
-3
70
71
76
68
285
€ 1,100
41
SCIOT-SIEGRIST Robin
FRA
-3
68
69
72
76
285
€ 1,100
41
TINNING Nicolai
DEN
-3
68
69
75
73
285
€ 1,100
47
BENSON Seve
ENG
-2
73
68
72
73
286
€ 863
47
DUBOIS Edouard
FRA
-2
67
71
76
72
286
€ 863
47
HAASTRUP Mark Flindt
DEN
-2
68
68
77
73
286
€ 863
47
JOANNES Hugues
BEL
-2
69
71
72
74
286
€ 863
47
JOHANSEN Eirik Tage
NOR
-2
67
74
74
71
286
€ 863
47
TILEY Steven
ENG
-2
69
72
71
74
286
€ 863
53
GALIANO AGUILAR Mario
ESP
-1
70
71
72
74
287
€ 720
53
MADDY Paul
ENG
-1
70
70
74
73
287
€ 720
53
NEMECZ Lukas
AUT
-1
68
74
73
72
287
€ 720
53
SCALISE Lorenzo
ITA
-1
72
69
70
76
287
€ 720
53
SIMONSEN Martin
DEN
-1
69
73
74
71
287
€ 720
58
GARCIA-HEREDIA Alfredo
ESP
0
73
68
74
73
288
€ 650
58
SALMINEN Mikael
FIN
0
68
74
70
76
288
€ 650
60
JENSEN Lasse
DEN
1
71
69
72
77
289
€ 620
61
RUSCH Benjamin
SUI
2
71
71
72
76
290
€ 600
62
FERGUSON Ewen
SCO
3
71
69
77
74
291
€ 580
63
STEWART Duncan
SCO
7
73
68
81
73
295
€ 560
64
ECKHARDT Albert
FIN
9
74
68
78
77
297
€ 540
65
GRANBERG Joonas
FIN
10
72
70
78
78
298
€ 510
65
PETROZZI Gian-Marco
ENG
10
68
73
82
75
298
€ 510
67
FORD Matt
ENG
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
67
GREHAN Stuart
IRL
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
67
HENRY Scott
SCO
-1
75
68
0
0
143
€ 0
67
PIGEM Carlos
ESP
-1
73
70
0
0
143
€ 0
67
QUESNE Julien
FRA
-1
69
74
0
0
143
€ 0
67
VON DELLINGSHAUSEN Nicolai
GER
-1
71
72
0
0
143
€ 0
67
WIEGELE Martin
AUT
-1
74
69
0
0
143
€ 0
74
BERGAMASCHI Filippo
ITA
0
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
74
BOOTE David
WAL
0
75
69
0
0
144
€ 0
74
CHO Rak hyun
KOR
0
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
74
EDBERG Pelle
SWE
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
74
ENOCH Rhys
WAL
0
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
74
FORSSTRÖM Simon
SWE
0
76
68
0
0
144
€ 0
74
GARCIA RODRIGUEZ Sebastian
ESP
0
72
72
0
0
144
€ 0
74
PERRIER Damien
FRA
0
73
71
0
0
144
€ 0
74
SAXTON Reinier
NED
0
71
73
0
0
144
€ 0
74
THOMSON Jonathan
ENG
0
74
70
0
0
144
€ 0
84
ARMITAGE Marcus
ENG
1
75
70
0
0
145
€ 0
84
COUSSAUD Ugo
FRA
1
73
72
0
0
145
€ 0
84
ECCLES Ben
AUS
1
74
71
0
0
145
€ 0
84
ELVIRA Manuel
ESP
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
84
EVANS Ryan
ENG
1
70
75
0
0
145
€ 0
84
FENASSE Mathieu
FRA
1
77
68
0
0
145
€ 0
84
GASPAR Miguel
POR
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
84
LIPPARELLI Edoardo Raffaele
ITA
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
84
PIAGET Sandro
MON
1
71
74
0
0
145
€ 0
84
RIU Victor
FRA
1
72
73
0
0
145
€ 0
84
TARRIO BEN Santiago
ESP
1
69
76
0
0
145
€ 0
95
AHOKAS Antti
FIN
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
95
CANTERO GUTIERREZ Ivan
ESP
2
66
80
0
0
146
€ 0
95
CUARTERO BLANCO Emilio
ESP
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 0
95
GROS Sébastien
FRA
2
77
69
0
0
146
€ 0
95
HANSON Chris
ENG
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
95
LINARD Thomas
FRA
2
71
75
0
0
146
€ 0
95
MYLLYMAKI Aleksi
FIN
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
95
RUUSKA Lauri
FIN
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
95
SCHNEIDER Marcel
GER
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
95
SCHWARTZ Antoine
FRA
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
95
SJÖHOLM Joel
SWE
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 0
106
BAEK Peter Launer
DEN
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
106
BESSELING Wil
NED
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
106
COOPER Joe
USA
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
106
DEAN Joe
ENG
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
106
EGGENBERGER Mathias
SUI
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
106
ERKENBECK James
USA
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 0
106
GAVINS Daniel
ENG
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
106
GLOET Christian
DEN
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 0
106
HULDAHL Jeppe Pape
DEN
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 0
106
KOEPKA Chase
USA
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
106
NEIL Bradley
SCO
3
75
72
0
0
147
€ 0
106
VIRTO Borja
ESP
3
70
77
0
0
147
€ 0
106
ZUNIC Jordan
AUS
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 0
119
BERNA MANZANARES Daniel
ESP
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
119
BOURDY Grégory
FRA
4
76
72
0
0
148
€ 0
119
COUPLAND Dave
ENG
4
78
70
0
0
148
€ 0
119
GAGNE Luis
CRC
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 0
119
MEJOW Philipp
GER
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 0
119
SAULO (AM) Ilari
FIN
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 0
125
DEL VAL Samuel
ESP
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
125
EROFEJEFF Peter
FIN
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
125
FERNANDEZ Scott
ESP
5
72
77
0
0
149
€ 0
125
KIM Minkyu
KOR
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
125
NIENABER Wilco
RSA
5
74
75
0
0
149
€ 0
125
ORRIN Max
ENG
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
125
POKE Benjamin
DEN
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 0
125
ROSS Craig
SCO
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
125
VAN DOREN Yente
BEL
5
75
74
0
0
149
€ 0
134
BESSA Tomás
POR
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
134
GEYGER Nico
CHI
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
134
GREGORY Scott
ENG
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 0
134
HIETALA (AM) Alex
FIN
6
73
77
0
0
150
€ 0
134
KARLSSON (AM) Rasmus
FIN
6
73
77
0
0
150
€ 0
134
NILEHN Fredrik
SWE
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 0
134
VALASEK Peter
SVK
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 0
134
VALIMAKI Sami
FIN
6
77
73
0
0
150
€ 0
142
GAL Petr
CZE
7
81
70
0
0
151
€ 0
142
Hundebøll JØRGENSEN Oliver
DEN
7
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
142
LANGFORS Per
SWE
7
79
72
0
0
151
€ 0
142
McGOWAN Ross
ENG
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 0
142
YAMAC (AM) Taner
TUR
7
78
73
0
0
151
€ 0
147
FORD Charlie
ENG
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
147
GALLIANO Luca
SUI
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 0
147
WITTMANN Sebastian
AUT
8
83
69
0
0
152
€ 0
150
JONASSON Erik
SWE
9
76
77
0
0
153
€ 0
151
JUSSLIN Toffe
FIN
11
78
77
0
0
155
€ 0
152
LEITMANNSTETTER Aaron
GER
12
80
76
0
0
156
€ 0
153
CELIK (AM) Berk
TUR
17
77
84
0
0
161
€ 0
154
KAPLAN (AM) Orkunhan
TUR
18
79
83
0
0
162
€ 0
155
MURRAY Michael
USA
21
85
80
0
0
165
€ 0
156
PEACOCK Daniel
NIR
0
79
0
0
0
79
€ 0