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Telia Challenge Waxholm
Stockholm, Sweden 31 Aug 2006 - 03 Sep 2006
Echenique Produces Sublime Finish to Win at Waxholm
Argentina’s Rafael Echenique produced a wonderfully fitting finish to secure his first Challenge Tour victory Telia Challenge Waxholm, covering his last four holes in three under par to post a final round of two under par 71 for a 22 under 270 total and take the €19,547 first prize by two strokes from Germany’s Martin Kaymer.
Echenique Leads Amazing Cast in Sweden
Rafael Echenique of Argentina extended his lead at the Telia Challenge Waxholm to five clear strokes with yet another outstanding scoring performance during the third round, when he posted a seven under par 66 to move five ahead of Chile’s Felipe Aguilar and Sweden’s Alexander Noren.
Echenique Makes it Look Easy in Sweden
Argentina’s Rafael Echenique continued his domination of the Telia Challenge Waxholm with a second round of five under par 68 that took gave him a 13 under par 206, three shots clear of Welshman Kyron Sullivan and four ahead of Chile’s Felipe Aguilar.
Echenique Carves Course Record to Lead in Sweden
Rafael Echenique crafted a brilliant course record of eight under par 65 to take a three stroke lead after the first round of the Telia Challenge Waxholm. The Argentine, who moved into the top 20 on the Challenge Tour Rankings last week, is hitting the right form at the perfect time of the season with just seven events on the 2006 Schedule remaining.
Lanner relishing his role on the other side of the fence
Mats Lanner will take control of the Telia Challenge Waxholm for the second time in his career this week, but instead of commanding the tournament from the fairways, as he did when he won the event in 1998, the Swede will be the man in charge off the course as he completes his journey from European Challenge Tour tournament winner to European Challenge Tour Tournament Director.
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