Popular Scotsman Raymond Russell claimed his maiden Challenge Tour win at the Challenge Provincia di Varese. Here are the key facts from his victory....
• This victory beats his previous best Challenge Tour performances of second in the 1994 Interlaken Open and 2010 SWALEC Wales Challenge and tied second in the ALLIANZ Open Côtes d’Armor Bretagne in 2010.
• Is the seventh first-time winner of the 2012 Challenge Tour season.
• Moves to €43,071 and up to sixth in the Challenge Tour Rankings.
• Is the first Scot to win on the European Challenge Tour since George Murray at the 2010 Scottish Hydro Challenge.