Challenge de France (golf)

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Allianz Open de Strasbourg
Tournament information
Location Paris, France
Established 1998
Course(s) Golf Disneyland
Par 71
Length 6,597 yards (6,032 metres)
Tour(s) Challenge Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 150,000
Month played September
Final year 2011
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Mårten Olander (2001)
To par −16 Warren Bennett (1998)
−16 Mårten Olander (2001)
Final champion
Germany Nicolas Meitinger

The Challenge de France was a golf tournament on the Challenge Tour, played in France. It was held for the first time in May 1998 at Golf de Sablé-Solesmes in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, before moving to October for the following three seasons, during which it was played on a succession of French courses. The tournament was discontinued after 2001, although the name was used on some occasions for the AGF-Allianz Open des Volcans. In 2011, the tournament was revived as the Allianz Challenge de France, and was held at the Golf Disneyland course in Paris, which had also been the venue in 1999, and hosted the Tournoi Perrier de Paris in 1993.[1] The 2011 edition was won by Germany's Nicolas Meitinger, securing his first Challenge Tour victory.[2]


Year Venue Winner Country Score Runner(s)-up
Allianz Challenge de France
2011 Golf Disneyland Nicolas Meitinger  Germany 271 Germany Maximilian Kieffer
2002–2010 No tournament
Hardelot Challenge de France
2001 Hardelot GC Mårten Olander  Sweden 268 Scotland Scott Drummond
Le Touquet Challenge de France
2000 Golf du Touquet Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 277 Spain Carlos Rodiles
Challenge de France Bayer
1999 Golf Disneyland Iain Pyman  England 275 Argentina Gustavo Rojas
Challenge de France
1998 Sablé-Solesmes Warren Bennett  England 272 England Scott Watson


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