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Linho Sintra, Estoril, Portugal 23 Feb 2006 - 26 Feb 2006
Penha Longa to Provide a Tough Test
Penha Longa, the venue for this week’s Estoril Challenge, will provide a true test of resolve for the European Challenge Tour Membership according to Adam Hunter, the last man to win the Portuguese Open at one of the country's most outstanding golf courses.
Nilsson Leads Quality Field at the Estoril Challenge
Sweden’s Christian L Nilsson stamped his authority on the European Challenge Tour’s Estoril Challenge with an excellent opening round of six under par 66 at Penha Longa Golf Club. Nilsson, who won his playing privileges for The 2006 European Tour at the Final Stage of the 2005 Qualifying School put together a bogey free round to establish a one stroke advantage over his fellow countryman Oskar Bergman and Spain’s Carlos Garcia.
Nilsson Leads Bergman and Sullivan by One in Portugal
Christian Nilsson of Sweden remains at the head of the field at the European Challenge Tour’s Estoril Challenge after a level par second round of 72 at Pehna Longa Golf Club left him one stroke clear of his countryman Oskar Bergman and the Welshman Kyron Sullivan.
Play Suspended at the Estoril Challenge
The third round of the European Challenge Tour’s Estoril Open had been suspended after incessant rainfall over the Pehna Longa Golf left Officials no choice but to call a halt to the third round. Play is scheduled to resume on Sunday morning at 09:00 local time. Overnight leader Christian Nilsson of Sweden shares first place with his countryman Oskar Bergman after six holes. The Swedish pair are currently on four under par, with Welshman Kyron Sullivan just a single stroke further back on three under.
Sullivan Wins Estoril Challenge after Sudden-Death Play-off
Welshman Kyron Sullivan ended a marathon final day at the European Challenge Tour’s Estoril Challenge with a play-off victory over Englishman Ben Mason to claim his first professional title and vault 88 places on the Challenge Tour Rankings from 95th place to eighth spot after securing the €19,200 top prize at Pehna Longa Golf Club in Estoril.
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