Saint-Omer Open

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Najeti Open
Tournament information
Location Saint-Omer, France
Established 1997
Course(s) Saint-Omer Golf Club
Par 71
Length 6,537 yards (5,977 m)
Tour(s) Challenge Tour
European Tour (2003–13)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 200,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 269 Brett Rumford (2003)
To par −20 Sébastien Delagrange (2001)
Current champion
Portugal José-Filipe Lima

The Saint-Omer Open is an annual men's professional golf tournament which played at Saint-Omer Golf Club in Saint-Omer, France. The tournament was founded in 1997 and was part of the MasterCard Tour a year later, before taking its place on the Challenge Tour for the 2000 season.

In 2003 it also became an official money event on the European Tour, but since it is played during the same week as the U.S. Open, one of golf's four major championships, the Tour's leading players are not available to play and as such, it has the smallest purse available on the European Tour. It was removed from the European Tour schedule in 2014 but remained on the Challenge Tour.

Winners[edit]

As a Challenge Tour event
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Najeti Open
2016 José-Filipe Lima* (2)  Portugal 275 −9 2 strokes Belgium Thomas Detry
Italy Alessandro Tadini
Najeti Open presented by Neuflize OBC
2015 Sébastien Gros  France 270 −14 6 strokes France Thomas Linard
Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open
2014 Jordi García Pinto  Spain 277 −7 3 strokes Spain Carlos Aguilar
As a dual-ranking event
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open
2013 Simon Thornton  Ireland 279 −5 Playoff South Africa Tjaart van der Walt
Saint-Omer Open presented by Neuflize OBC
2012 Darren Fichardt  South Africa 279 −5 3 strokes England Gary Lockerbie
2011 Matthew Zions  Australia 276 −8 7 strokes Sweden Peter Gustafsson
Scotland Craig Lee
England Daniel Denison
2010 Martin Wiegele  Austria 277 −7 2 strokes Sweden Pelle Edberg
England Matt Haines
England Robert Dinwiddie
England Jamie Elson
France Raphaël Jacquelin
Saint-Omer Open
2009 Christian Nilsson  Sweden 271 −13 6 strokes Portugal José-Filipe Lima1
2008 David Dixon  England 279 −5 1 stroke Sweden Christian Nilsson
Open de Saint-Omer
2007 Carl Suneson  Spain 276 −8 3 strokes France François Calmels
Australia Peter Fowler
England Marcus Higley
Aa St Omer Open
2006 César Monasterio  Argentina 274 −10 1 stroke South Africa Martin Maritz
Sweden Henrik Nyström
2005 Joakim Bäckström  Sweden 280 −4 Playoff England Paul Dwyer
2004 Philippe Lima*  France 279 −5 1 stroke Italy Alessandro Tadini
2003 Brett Rumford  Australia 269 −15 5 strokes England Ben Mason
As a Challenge Tour event
Year Winner Country Score To par
Aa St Omer Open
2002 Nicolas Vanhootegem  Belgium 277 −7
2001 Sébastien Delagrange  France 272 −20
2000 Pascal Edmond  France 274 −18
As a MasterCard Tour event
Year Winner Country
Aa St Omer Open
1999 Alastair Forsyth  Scotland
1998 Shaun Webster  England
1997 Cédric Hoffstetter  France

*Lima is a dual citizen of France and Portugal. Until the end of 2004, he represented France and used the French form of his name.

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