After a first round dominated by Clément Sordet, it’s Jeong Weon Ko’s turn to shine at the B-NL Challenge Trophy to take control alone after thirty-six holes… one shot ahead of his compatriot Robin Sciot-Siegrist.
B-NL Challenge Trophy, results
The French are celebrating in Belgium! Clément Sordet had atomized the course during the first round with a card of 63. After two rounds, it was his young compatriot Jeong Weon Ko who in turn took control of the Hulencourt tournament.
Placed the day before with his card of 65, the golfer from Bussy Guermantes continued with a card of 67 to take pride of place at the top of the ranking at -12. On the heels of his second place in Sweden last weekend, Robin Sciot-Siegrist moved up to second place (-11), one stroke behind the leader with his 65 clear card (the second best of the day).
They are six to -10, including the German Alexander Knappe, solidly in the top 20 of the Road to Mallorca. Twirling on Thursday, Clément Sordet fell in the standings since he was barely in the top 10 halfway through the tournament.
However, the Niçois only failed on hole number 5, with a very expensive triple-bogey. The 29-year-old Habs would be co-leader without this error and he remains a very serious candidate for the title, especially if his neck no longer bothers him…
Bad week for the experienced Blues who have already experienced the DP World Tour like Julien Quesne, Sébastien Gros, Romain Wattel, Clément Berardo, Victor Riu and Jérôme Lando-Casanova all beyond the top 100 and therefore not qualified for this weekend .
Gary Stal even had to give up due to recurring back pain. “I’ve had back problems for three weeks,” he whispered at Golf Planète’s microphone. This week, the pain was too strong. Unable to swing properly.
I am very disappointed. But I will do my best to get back in shape in Portugal in two weeks”. The Challenge Tour is a European professional men’s golf circuit which acts as the 2nd European division, behind the European PGA Tour.
This circuit was created in 1986 and was named Satellite Tour. The top fifteen in the season standings qualify for the following year’s PGA European Tour. Some tournaments are played outside of Europe. In addition, the player who wins three tournaments during the same season automatically passes to the European tour for the current season and keeps his card on this circuit for the following season.
The lower circuits are the Alps Tour, EPD Tour and PGA EuroPro Tour. Each season, the top five from each circuit qualify for the Challenge Tour.