2008 Challenge Tour

The 2008 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 David Horsey.

Tournament schedule

The table below shows the 2008 Challenge Tour schedule.[2] The season started in November 2007 and was made up of 33 tournaments played in Europe, Latin America, East Africa and Central Asia.

The numbers in brackets after winners' names indicate the player's total number of wins on the Challenge Tour including that event. No-one accumulates many wins on the Challenge Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the European Tour.

DatesTournamentHost countryWinnerNotes
29 Nov2 Dec Abierto del Litoral Personal Argentina Argentina Miguel Rodríguez (2) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
69 Dec Abierto VISA de la Republica Argentina Paraguay Marco Ruiz (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
69 Mar Tusker Kenya Open Kenya England Iain Pyman (8)
2730 Mar Abierto VISA del Centro Argentina Argentina Estanislao Goya (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
36 Apr Abierto VISA de la Republica Argentina Finland Antti Ahokas (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
1013 Apr Club Colombia Masters Colombia Netherlands Wil Besseling (1) Co-sanctioned with the Tour de las Américas
2326 Apr AGF-Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne France Sweden Joakim Haeggman (2)
14 May Banque Populaire Moroccan Classic Morocco Northern Ireland Michael Hoey (3) New tournament
1417 May Piemonte Open Italy England Seve Benson (1) New tournament
2225 May DHL Wroclaw Open Poland England Gary Clark (1) New tournament
29 May1 Jun Oceânico Group Pro-Am Challenge England Italy Alessandro Tadini (2)
58 Jun Reale Challenge de España Spain Scotland Andrew McArthur (1)
1215 Jun Saint-Omer Open France England David Dixon (1) Dual-ranking event with the European Tour
1215 Jun SK Golf Challenge Finland England Simon Robinson (1) New tournament
1922 Jun Telenet Trophy Belgium England David Horsey (1)
2629 Jun Scottish Challenge Scotland Netherlands Taco Remkes (1)
36 Jul AGF-Allianz EurOpen de Lyon France England David Horsey (2) New tournament
1013 Jul Credit Suisse Challenge Switzerland Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello (2)
1720 Jul MAN NÖ Open Austria Switzerland André Bossert (3)
2427 Jul SWALEC Wales Challenge Wales Republic of Ireland Michael McGeady (1)
31 Jul3 Aug Challenge of Ireland Ireland Australia Andrew Tampion (1)
7-10 Aug Lexus Open Norway Denmark Jeppe Huldahl (1)
1417 Aug Trophée du Golf Club de Genève Switzerland Sweden Klas Eriksson (5) Formerly the Rolex Trophy
1417 Aug Vodafone Challenge Germany Scotland Richie Ramsay (1)
2124 Aug Ypsilon Golf Challenge Czech Republic England Seve Benson (2) New tournament
2831 Aug ECCO Tour Championship Denmark Finland Antti Ahokas (2)
47 Sep Dubliner Challenge Sweden Denmark Mark Haastrup (1) New tournament
1114 Sep Qingdao Golf Open China Northern Ireland Gareth Maybin (1) New tournament
1821 Sep Kazakhstan Open Kazakhstan England Gary Lockerbie (1)
2528 Sep Dutch Futures Netherlands Netherlands Taco Remkes (2)
25 Oct AGF-Allianz Golf Open Grand Toulouse France Scotland Richie Ramsay (2)
1518 Oct Margara Diehl-Ako Platinum Open Italy Netherlands Taco Remkes (3)
2326 Oct Apulia San Domenico Grand Final Italy Argentina Estanislao Goya (2)


For full rankings, see 2008 Challenge Tour graduates.

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 David Horsey  England 144,118
2 Gary Lockerbie  England 138,509
3 Taco Remkes  Netherlands 137,331
4 Gareth Maybin  Northern Ireland 117,719
5 Estanislao Goya  Argentina 113,336

See also


  1. "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.

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