English Challenge

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English Challenge
Tournament information
Location Enstone, England
Established 1993
Course(s) Heythrop Park Resort
Par 72
Length 7,088 yards (6,481 m)
Tour(s) Challenge Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 180,000
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 259 Thomas Detry (2016)
To par −29 as above
Current champion
Belgium Thomas Detry

The English Challenge is a golf tournament on the Challenge Tour, played in England. It was held for the first time in 1993 and after the following edition there was a nine-year break before it made a one-off return in 2004.

The English Challenge returned to the schedule again in July 2010 at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk. Australia's Daniel Gaunt won the tournament by one stroke from English amateur Tommy Fleetwood and Scotland's Craig Lee.[1] The event was discontinued again after the 2012 tournament.

It returned again in 2016 at the Heythrop Park Resort in Enstone as the Bridgestone Challenge.[2]


Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin of
Bridgestone Challenge
2016 Thomas Detry  Belgium Heythrop Park 259 −29 12 strokes South Africa Thriston Lawrence
English Challenge
2013–15: No tournament
2012 Chris Paisley  England Stoke by Nayland 272 −16 2 strokes England Francis McGuirk
2011 Benjamin Hébert  France Stoke by Nayland 276 −12 2 strokes France Victor Riu
2010 Daniel Gaunt  Australia Stoke by Nayland 271 −17 1 stroke England Tommy Fleetwood (a)
Scotland Craig Lee
Donnington Grove Computacenter English Challenge Open
2005–09: No tournament
2004 Matthew King  Australia Donnington Grove 272 −16 3 strokes Republic of Ireland David Higgins
Stockley Park Challenge
1995–2003: No tournament
1994 Ricky Willison  England Stockley Park 280 Playoff Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
Collingtree Park Challenge
1993 Kevin Morris  Ireland Collingtree Park 286 2 strokes Sweden Olle Nordberg


  1. ^ "Australian Gaunt wins English Challenge in Suffolk". BBC Sport. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bridgestone to sponsor Challenge Tour's English return". europeantour. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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