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Houthalen, Belgium 18 May 2006 - 21 May 2006
Cool Hand Karjalainen Closes Out Victory in Belgium
Despite coming under intense pressure from Spain’s Ivó Giner and the Englishman Gary Lockerbie, Finland’s Toni Karjalainen was the coolest man in Belgium as he closed out the second European Challenge Tour victory of his career at the Telenet Trophy with a closing four under par 68 at the Limburg Golf and country Club.
Toni Frees His Mind to Take Control of the Telenet Trophy
Toni Karjalainen’s new found mantra ‘free your mind and the rest will follow’ was put to the ultimate test during the third round of the European Challenge Tour’s Telenet Trophy as play was twice interrupted by violent lightning storms at the Limburg Golf and Country Club in Belgium. By maintaining his new philosophy, the Finn managed to completely ignore the harshest of elements and post an excellent five under par 67 to move into a two stroke lead over Frenchman Francois Calmels going into Sunday’s final round.
Ivó Finds the Warrior Within to Lead in Belgium
Ivó Giner is hopeful that the perfect marriage between his Catalan fighting spirit and considerable Spanish style that saw him win his battle with some wild conditions during the second round of the Telenet Trophy can continue over the weekend and lead him to the third European Challenge title of his career. Battling against howling winds and driving rain, the Spaniard added a second round of two under par 70 to his opening 66 to take a one stroke lead over Frenchman Francois Calmels at the Limburg Golf and Country Club.
Morgan Returns to the Challenge Tour with a Bang
After a three year career that should be described as something of an insane roller coaster, Englishman John E Morgan, the epileptic golfer who took the US PGA Tour by storm in 2004, returned to the European Challenge Tour in typical style, laughing and joking his way into a share of the lead with Spain’s Ivo Giner and Finland’s Toni Karjalainen at the Telenet Trophy in Belgium.
De Vooght Hopes Challenge Tour can Spark Belgian Renaissance
Didier de Vooght is confident that the European Challenge Tour’s return to his home country for the Telenet Trophy can spark a professional golfing renaissance in Belgium and give the next generation of Belgian talent the opportunity to see how far they have to go to make the grade in the professional game.
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