1996 Challenge Tour

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The 1996 Challenge Tour was a series of golf tournaments known as the Challenge Tour, the official development tour run by the PGA European Tour. The tour was started as the Satellite Tour in 1986 and was renamed the Challenge Tour ready for the start of the 1990 season.[1]

The Challenge Tour Rankings was won by England's Ian Garbutt.

Tournament schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 1996 Challenge Tour schedule.[2]

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
22–25 Feb Kenya Open Kenya Scotland Mike Miller
7–10 Mar Open de Cote d'Ivoire Ivory Coast Italy Massimo Florioli
11–14 Apr Is Molas Challenge Italy England Simon Burnell
18–21 Apr Le Pavoniere Challenge Italy Finland Kalle Vainola
24–27 Apr Alianca UAP Challenger Portugal England Gary Marks
2–5 May Canarias Challenge Spain England Robert Lee
16–19 May Open de Dijon France Spain Francisco Cea
23–26 May Club Med Open Italy Spain Ignacio Feliu
30 May–2 Jun Siab Open Sweden Finland Kalle Vainola
6–9 Jun KB Golf Challenge Czech Republic Sweden Joakim Rask
7–9 Jun Himmerland Open Denmark Sweden Niklas Diethelm
14–16 Jun Västerås Open Sweden Sweden Johan Axgren
20–23 Jun Team Erhverv Danish Open Denmark Sweden Robert Jonsson
20–23 Jun Open dei Tessali Italy New Zealand Stephen Scahill
27–30 Jun Audi Quattro Trophy Germany Germany Erol Simsek
28–30 Jun Memorial Olivier Barras Switzerland Spain Juan Quirós Unofficial money
4–7 Jul Open des Volcans France England Andrew Sandywell
5–7 Jul Neuchâtel Open Golf Trophy Switzerland Italy Federico Bisazza Unofficial money
11–14 Jul Volvo Finnish Open Finland Sweden Björn Bäck
11–13 Jul Gosen Challenge England England Greg Owen
26–28 Jul Interlaken Open Switzerland England Van Phillips
1–4 Aug English Challenge Tour Championship England Sweden Dennis Edlund
7–10 Aug Rolex Pro-Am Switzerland Sweden Dennis Edlund
15–18 Aug Karsten Ping Norwegian Open Norway Spain Ignacio Feliu
22–25 Aug Dutch Challenge Netherlands Australia Mathew Goggin
23–25 Aug Toyota Danish PGA Championship Denmark Sweden Adam Mednick
30 Aug–1 Sept Kentab/RBG Open Sweden Sweden Max Anglert
5–8 Sept Russian Open Russia England Carl Watts
5–8 Sept Swedish Matchplay Sweden Sweden Adam Mednick
12–15 Sept Perrier European Pro-Am Belgium United States Kevin Carissimi
18–21 Sept Eulen Open Galea Spain Spain José Antonio Sota
25–29 Sept Telia InfoMedia Grand Prix Sweden England Scott Watson
25–28 Sept Modena Classic Open Italy England Lee S. James
3–6 Sept Bank Pekao Polish Open Poland Germany Erol Simsek
17–20 Oct UAP Grand Final Portugal England Ian Garbutt


The top 15 on the Challenge Tour Rankings gained membership of the European Tour for the 1997 season.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ian Garbutt  England 37,661
2 Dennis Edlund  Sweden 34,286
3 Robert Lee  England 33,990
4 Andrew Sandywell  England 33,098
5 Massimo Florioli  Italy 32,708
6 Van Phillips  England 32,450
7 Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden 31,297
8 Joakim Rask  Sweden 31,180
9 Ignacio Feliu  Spain 30,998
10 Adam Mednick  Sweden 29,684
11 John Mellor  England 28,330
12 Carl Watts  England 28,068
13 Stephen Scahill  New Zealand 27,454
14 Mårten Olander  Sweden 27,111
15 Kalle Vainola  Finland 26,709


  1. ^ a b "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Tournament Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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