2005 Challenge Tour

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The 2005 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 Scotland's Marc Warren.

Tournament schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2005 Challenge Tour schedule.[2]

Date Tournament Host country Winner Notes
28 Nov Abierto Mexicano de Golf Mexico Argentina Rafael Gómez (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
5 Dec Panasonic Panama Open Panama England Richard McEvoy (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
12 Dec TIM Peru Open Peru United States Brad Sutterfield (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
13 Feb Costa Rica Open Costa Rica United States Kyle Dobbs (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
20 Feb Summit Panama Masters Panama United States Kevin Haefner (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
27 Feb Abierto Telefonica Moviles de Guatemala Guatemala Argentina César Monasterio (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
21 Mar Tusker Kenya Open Kenya Argentina Daniel Vancsik (3)
10 Apr Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos Portugal Netherlands Robert-Jan Derksen (1) Dual-ranking event with European Tour
1 May Peugeot Challenge R.C.G. El Prat Spain Spain Tomás Jesús Muñoz (1)
8 May FirstPlus Wales Challenge Wales France Olivier David (1)
15 May Tessali-Metaponto Open di Puglia e Basilicata Italy Argentina Rafael Gómez (2)
29 May Riu Tikida Hotels Moroccan Classic Morocco Sweden Fredrik Widmark (2)
12 Jun Thomas Bjørn Open Denmark Finland Toni Karjalainen (1)
19 Jun Aa St Omer Open France Sweden Joakim Bäckström (1) Dual-ranking event with European Tour
26 Jun Galeria Kaufhof Pokal Challenge Germany England Gareth Davies (2)
3 Jul Open Mahou de Madrid Spain England Benn Barham (2)
10 Jul Open des Volcans - Challenge de France France France Ilya Goroneskoul (1)
16 Jul Texbond Open Italy Sweden Fredrik Widmark (3)
31 Jul Ireland Ryder Cup Challenge Ireland Scotland Marc Warren (1)
14 Aug Cadillac Russian Open Russia Sweden Mikael Lundberg (2) Dual-ranking event with European Tour
21 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland Scotland Marc Warren (2)
21 Aug Skandia PGA Open Sweden Scotland David Patrick (1) Alternate to the Rolex Trophy
27 Aug Morson International Pro-Am Challenge England Argentina Andrés Romero (1)
4 Sep BA-CA Golf Open Austria Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (1)
11 Sep Telia Challenge Waxholm Sweden Norway Morten Hagen (1)
18 Sep Rotterdam International Open Netherlands Sweden Per G. Nyman (2)
25 Sep Kazakhstan Open Kazakhstan Republic of Ireland Stephen Browne (2)
2 Oct Open de Toulouse France United States Brad Sutterfield (2)
9 Oct Abama Open de Canarias Spain England John Bickerton (2) Dual-ranking event with European Tour
22 Oct Apulia San Domenico Grand Final Italy Spain Carl Suneson (5)

Rankings[edit]

The top 20 on the Challenge Tour Rankings gained membership of the European Tour for the 2006 season.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Marc Warren  Scotland 103,577
2 Carl Suneson  Spain 103,129
3 Fredrik Widmark  Sweden 99,750
4 Andrew Butterfield  England 94,335
5 Michael Kirk  South Africa 90,620
6 Steven Jeppesen  Sweden 88,517
7 Benn Barham  England 86,259
8 Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland 86,124
9 Daniel Vancsik  Argentina 81,053
10 Richard McEvoy  England 80,047
11 Rafael Gómez  Argentina 79,880
12 David Higgins  Ireland 77,259
13 Paul Dwyer  England 73,479
14 Andrés Romero  Argentina 71,221
15 Marco Ruiz  Paraguay 69,845
16 Ariel Cañete  Argentina 66,087
17 Tom Whitehouse  England 63,344
18 Ross Fisher  England 61,029
19 Stephen Browne  Ireland 59,916
20 Toni Karjalainen  Finland 58,384

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 2010-08-03. 

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