Turkish Challenge

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Turkish Airlines Challenge
Tournament information
LocationAtakum, Samsun, Turkey
Course(s)Samsun Golf Course
Length6,710 yards (6,140 m)
Tour(s)Challenge Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund200,000
Month playedApril
Final year2019
Tournament record score
Aggregate265 Francesco Laporta (2019)
265 Connor Syme (2019)
To par−23 as above
Final champion
Scotland Connor Syme
Location Map
Samsun GC is located in Turkey
Samsun GC
Samsun GC
Location in Turkey

The Turkish Airlines Challenge is a golf tournament on the Challenge Tour, played in Turkey. It was first played in 2010 when Charlie Ford triumphed in a sudden-death playoff over Oscar Florén. It returned in 2014.


Year Winner Score To par Margin of
Runner(s)-up Venue
2019 Scotland Connor Syme 265 −23 Playoff[a] Italy Francesco Laporta Samsun
2018 Denmark Joachim B. Hansen 270 −18 3 strokes Italy Lorenzo Gagli
England Jack Singh Brar
2017 England Ryan Evans 267 −21 4 strokes Finland Tapio Pulkkanen Gloria
2016 France Clément Sordet 268 −20 1 stroke France Matthieu Pavon Gloria
2015 Wales Rhys Davies 274 −14 4 strokes Italy Lorenzo Gagli Gloria
2014 Wales Oliver Farr 286 −2 2 strokes England Dave Coupland
Denmark Jeppe Huldahl
France Jérôme Lando-Casanova
2011–2013: No tournament
2010 England Charlie Ford 277 −11 Playoff[b] Sweden Oscar Florén Carya


  1. ^ Syme won with birdie on first extra hole.
  2. ^ Ford won with birdie on first extra hole.

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