2011 Challenge Tour

The 2011 Challenge Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments collectively known as the Challenge Tour.

The Challenge Tour is Europe's official developmental tour and is organised by the PGA European Tour. It was introduced in 1986 and was originally called the Satellite Tour, before being renamed with its present title in 1990.[1]

Tournament scheduleEdit

The 2011 schedule is set out below.[2] The numbers in brackets after winners' names show the player's total number of wins on the Challenge Tour including that event. It is rare for someone to accumulate many wins on the Challenge Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the European Tour.

Date Tournament Host country Winner OWGR
Points
Notes
16 Jan Gujarat Kensville Challenge India   Gaganjeet Bhullar (1) 12 New tournament
13 Mar Abierto Internacional Copa Antioquia Colombia   Joaquín Estévez (1) 12 Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
3 Apr Barclays Kenya Open Kenya   Michiel Bothma (1) 12
8 May Allianz Challenge de France France   Nicolas Meitinger (1) 12 New tournament
15 May Mugello Tuscany Open Italy   Anthony Snobeck (2) 12 New tournament
22 May Madeira Islands Open Portugal   Michael Hoey (4) 18 Dual-ranking event with the European Tour
29 May Telenet Trophy Belgium   Andrew Tampion (2) 12
5 Jun Kärnten Golf Open Austria   Edouard Dubois (1) 12
12 Jun Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne France   Phillip Archer (2) 12
19 Jun Saint-Omer Open France   Matthew Zions (1) 18 Dual-ranking event with the European Tour
26 Jun Scottish Hydro Challenge Scotland   Édouard Dubois (2) 12
3 Jul The Princess Sweden   Ricardo Santos (1) 12
10 Jul Acaya Open Italy   Jamie Moul (1) 12 New tournament
17 Jul Credit Suisse Challenge Switzerland   Benjamin Hébert (1) 12
24 Jul English Challenge England   Benjamin Hébert (2) 12
14 Aug Norwegian Challenge Norway   Andrea Pavan (1) 12
20 Aug ECCO Tour Championship Denmark   Daniel Denison (1) 12 Tournament reduced to 54 holes due to weather
27 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland   Benjamin Hébert (3) 12 Hébert earns promotion to European Tour
11 Sep Kazakhstan Open Kazakhstan   Tommy Fleetwood (1) 12
18 Sep M2M Russian Challenge Cup Russia   Sam Little (3) 12
25 Sep Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse France   Sam Little (4) 12
2 Oct Fred Olsen Challenge de España Spain   Matthew Baldwin (1) 12
9 Oct Allianz Golf Open de Lyon France   Julien Quesne (2) 12
16 Oct Roma Golf Open Italy   Sam Little (5) 12 Little earns promotion to European Tour
5 Nov Apulia San Domenico Grand Final Italy   Andrea Pavan (2) 16

RankingsEdit

For full rankings, see 2011 Challenge Tour graduates.

Rank Player Country Prize money ()
1 Tommy Fleetwood   England 148,913
2 Andrea Pavan   Italy 133,052
3 Sam Little   England 130,798
4 Ricardo Santos   Portugal 97,516
5 Benjamin Hébert   France 91,293

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ "Challenge Tour Schedule 2011". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2010-01-31.

External linksEdit