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05:34

RAS AL KHAIMAH CHALLENGE TOUR GRAND FINAL

  • The top 45 on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah competed in the season-ending event
  • Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah hosted for the first time
  • Portugal's Pedro Figueiredo claims the 15th and final European Tour card
  • Spain's Adri Arnaus wins by one shot
  • Denmark's Joachim B. Hansen finishes the year as Challenge Tour Number One 
  • Get involved on social media using #RAKGrandFinal 

With Ali Corless and Brendan Barrack in Ras Al Khaimah

14:38

That's a wrap

What a day, what a week, what a season!

Thanks for following along and we leave you with this picture of the winner of the final event of the season, and the winner of the season-long Rankings.

 

 

13:30

Wire to wire

Amongst all that drama Arnaus finishes the season with four rounds in the 60s and a wire-to-wire maiden Challenge Tour win.

The 24 year old has been really impressive all year and is well-placed to now compete on the European Tour.

Here's what he's had to say after his victory:

“Winning the tournament wire-to-wire is something that I have never done before in a professional level, and it is even more special because from the first day I was able to maintain the intensity and play some good golf, that makes this day even more memorable.

“It is my first full year as a professional golfer and my main goal has always been to get to the European Tour, and to be able to do that in this way is just wonderful.

“I am going to play in the PGA Tour next week, after that I will take one week off and then I will take part in the European Tour's new season which I am very excited about."

 

 

13:04

The battle is over

Despite a tough finish to the season today it's JB Hansen who finishes the year as Challenge Tour Number One, becoming the first Dane to achieve the feat since Thomas Bjørn in 1995. 

Here's what he's had to say:

“Topping the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Rankings has been the goal since securing my European Tour card and to achieve that feels unreal.

“I have played in the European Tour for three years before and have learned a lot from that experience. Now that this season has ended it is time to aim higher and look at bigger goals.

“Managing to achieve second place in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah after this win is huge for me, throughout the season I was trying to lead the Rankings but claiming second place is still a great result.”

 

12:57

Pedro the last man in

The quotes are coming in and first up is last man into the top 15, Figueiredo

Here's what the delighted Portuguese had to say:

“It feels amazing to finish in the top 15 in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah Rankings, I still can't believe it. I can't describe how happy I am, to get on to the European Tour, it’s a dream come true. We will head to Dubai to celebrate, dinner is going to be on me tonight so whoever wants to join is more than welcome!”

 

 

11:19

The race to be Number One... 

Is not over yet! Perez makes consecutive birdies on 17 and 18 to sign for a 67 - good enough for the clubhouse lead on 16 under par.

Arnaus drops a shot on 17 - he will need to birdie the last for victory.

If Perez can get himself into a play-off and win he can overtake Hansen as Number One in the Rankings.

 

 

10:52

A man on a mission

Nerves of steel from Huizing. He's just picked up his sixth birdie of the day at the 16th to move to 16 under par - two clear of Perez in second place.

He's left it late but it looks like he's playing his way onto the European Tour here.

 

10:41

Not done yet

Huizing moves into the top 15! After back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 he's up to 15 under par which sees him take second outright as Perez drops back to 14 under with a bogey on 16.

A solo second finish would give Huizing 102,389 points - enough to see him overtake Figueiredo to claim 15th.

 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1ARNAUS, AdriESP18-17
2PEREZ, VictorFRA18-16
3HUIZING, DaanNED18-15
4LANGASQUE, RomainFRA18-14
5CROCKER, SeanUSA18-11
T6MACINTYRE, RobertSCO18-10

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