2007 Challenge Tour

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The 2007 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 France's Michael Lorenzo-Vera.

Tournament schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2007 Challenge Tour schedule.[2] The season started in November 2006 and comprised 32 tournaments played in Europe, Latin America, East Africa and Central Asia.

The numbers in brackets after winners' names indicate the player's total number of wins on the Challenge Tour including that event. No-one accumulates many wins on the Challenge Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the European Tour.

Date Tournament Host country Winner Notes
3 Dec Abierto Visa de la República Argentina Argentina Rafael Echenique (2) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
10 Dec Abierto Mexicano Corona Mexico Paraguay Fabrizio Zanotti (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
4 Feb Club Colombia Masters Colombia Italy Edoardo Molinari (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
11 Feb Kai Fieberg Costa Rica Open Costa Rica Argentina Miguel Rodríguez (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
18 Feb Abierto Telefonica de Guatemala Guatemala Wales Jamie Donaldson (3) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
11 Mar Tusker Kenya Open Kenya Italy Edoardo Molinari (2)
22 Apr Tessali-Metaponto Open di Puglia e Basilicata Italy Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (2)
13 May AGF-Allianz Golf Open de Toulouse France Netherlands Joost Luiten (1)
20 May Telenet Trophy Belgium Belgium Nicolas Vanhootegem (3)
27 May Open Mahou de Madrid Spain England Ben Mason (1)
3 Jun Oceânico Developments Pro-Am Challenge England England Ross McGowan (1)
10 Jun Vodafone Challenge Germany Netherlands Joost Luiten (2)
17 Jun Open de Saint-Omer France Spain Carl Suneson (6) Dual-ranking event with European Tour
24 Jun Credit Suisse Challenge Switzerland England Peter Baker (1)
1 Jul Estoril Challenge de Portugal Portugal England Ross McGowan (2)
8 Jul AGF-Allianz Open des Volcans – Challenge de France France New Zealand Gareth Paddison (1)
22 Jul MAN NÖ Open Austria Denmark Anders Schmidt Hansen (1)
29 Jul FirstPlus Wales Challenge Wales Republic of Ireland Colm Moriarty (1)
5 Aug Challenge of Ireland Ireland Sweden Magnus A. Carlsson (1)
12 Aug Scottish Challenge Scotland England Robert Dinwiddie (1)
19 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland England Robert Dinwiddie (2)
19 Aug Lexus Open Norway Austria Martin Wiegele (1) Alternate to the Rolex Trophy
26 Aug Postbank Challenge Germany Chile Felipe Aguilar (1)
2 Sep ECCO Tour Championship Denmark England Iain Pyman (6)
9 Sep Telia Challenge Waxholm Sweden England Iain Pyman (7)
16 Sep Oki Mahou Challenge de España Spain Chile Felipe Aguilar (2)
23 Sep Kazakhstan Open Kazakhstan Sweden Leif Westerberg (2)
30 Sep Dutch Futures Netherlands Scotland Peter Whiteford (1) New tournament
7 Oct Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d'Armor Bretagne France England Peter Baker (2) New tournament
14 Oct Doc Salbe PGA European Challenge Germany Scotland Peter Whiteford (2) New tournament
21 Oct Toscana Open Italian Federation Cup Italy Sweden Mikael Lundberg (3) New tournament
28 Oct Apulia San Domenico Grand Final Italy France Michael Lorenzo-Vera (1)

Rankings[edit]

The top 20 on the Challenge Tour Rankings gained membership of the European Tour for the 2008 season.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Michael Lorenzo-Vera  France 128,927
2 Ross McGowan  England 126,645
3 Felipe Aguilar  Chile 120,409
4 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 111,748
5 Leif Westerberg  Sweden 102,323
6 Joost Luiten  Netherlands 99,406
7 Magnus A. Carlsson  Sweden 95,670
8 Robert Dinwiddie  England 91,257
9 Mikael Lundberg  Sweden 87,916
10 Stuart Manley  Wales 84,395
11 Fabrizio Zanotti  Paraguay 73,816
12 Peter Baker  England 72,874
13 Peter Whiteford  Scotland 72,730
14 Iain Pyman  England 70,725
15 Julio Zapata  Argentina 70,158
16 Edoardo Molinari  Italy 65,300
17 Álvaro Velasco  Spain 59,786
18 Peter Fowler  Australia 59,712
19 François Delamontagne  France 59,232
20 Jan-Are Larsen  Norway 56,244

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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