2002 Challenge Tour

The 2002 Challenge Tour was a series of golf tournaments known as the Challenge Tour, the official development tour run by the PGA European Tour. The tour was started as the Satellite Tour in 1986 and was renamed the Challenge Tour ready for the start of the 1990 season.[1]

The Challenge Tour Rankings was won by England's Lee S. James.

Tournament schedule

The table below shows the 2002 Challenge Tour schedule.[2]

DatesTournamentHost countryWinnerNotes
28 Feb3 Mar Sameer Kenya Open Kenya England Lee S. James
710 Mar Stanbic Zambia Open Zambia Zimbabwe Marc Cayeux
2124 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Spain Diego Borrego European Tour event,
50% prize money
1114 Apr Panalpina Banque Commerciale du Maroc Classic Morocco France Jean-François Lucquin
2528 Apr Tessali Open del Sud Italy England Simon Wakefield
25 May Credit Suisse Private Banking Open Switzerland Tournament abandoned
due to severe weather[3]
2326 May Izki Challenge de España Spain Sweden Fredrik Widmark
30 May2 Jun Austrian Golf Open Austria Austria Markus Brier
69 Jun Nykredit Danish Open Denmark Australia Ed Stedman
1316 Jun Aa St Omer Open France Belgium Nicolas Vanhootegem
1316 Jun Galeria Kaufhof Pokal Challenge Germany Germany Alex Čejka
2023 Jun Clearstream International Luxembourg Open Luxembourg England Lee S James
2730 Jun Open des Volcans France United States Scott Kammann
47 Jul PGA Triveneta Terme Euganeee International Open Italy Germany Wolfgang Huget
1114 Jul Volvo Finnish Open Finland Denmark Thomas Nørret
1821 Jul Golf Challenge Germany England Iain Pyman
2528 Jul Charles Church European Challenge Tour Championship England England John E. Morgan
14 Aug Talma Finnish Challenge Finland England Lee S. James
811 Aug BMW Russian Open Russia England Lee S. James
1518 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Sweden Adam Mednick Also a European Tour event
2225 Aug Skandia PGA Open Sweden France Thomas Besancenez
2225 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland England Simon Hurd
58 Sept Formby Hall Challenge England England Matthew Blackey
1215 Sept Telia Grand Prix Sweden England Matthew Blackey
1720 Oct Fortis Bank Challenge Open Netherlands Belgium Didier de Vooght
2427 Oct Challenge Tour Grand Final France Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie


The top 15 on the Challenge Tour Rankings gained membership of the European Tour for the 2003 season.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Lee S. James  England 121,531
2 Jean-François Lucquin  France 101,544
3 Matthew Blackey  England 94,121
4 Peter Lawrie  Ireland 89,073
5 Iain Pyman  England 75,674
6 Simon Hurd  England 68,788
7 Nicolas Vanhootegem  Belgium 63,823
8 John E. Morgan  England 62,048
9 Simon Wakefield  England 58,922
10 Nicolas Colsaerts  Belgium 52,247
11 Gary Birch Jr  Germany 51,219
12 Gustavo Rojas  Argentina 50,873
13 Benn Barham  England 50,441
14 Fredrik Widmark  Sweden 50,438
15 Julien van Hauwe  France 47,472

See also


  1. 1 2 "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
  2. "Tournament Schedule". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
  3. Credit Suisse Private Banking Open abandoned

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