2015 Challenge Tour

For the tennis Challenger Tour, see 2015 ATP Challenger Tour.

The 2015 Challenge Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments collectively known as the Challenge Tour.

The Challenge Tour is Europe's official developmental tour and is organised by the PGA European Tour. It was introduced in 1986 and was originally called the Satellite Tour, before being renamed with its present title in 1990.[1]

Tournament schedule

The 2015 schedule is set out below.[2] The numbers in brackets after winners' names show the player's total number of wins on the Challenge Tour including that event. It is rare for someone to accumulate many wins on the Challenge Tour because success at this level soon leads to promotion to the European Tour.

DatesTournamentHost countryWinnerOWGR
12 Apr Barclays Kenya Open Kenya South Africa Haydn Porteous (1) 12
25 Apr Challenge de Madrid Spain Spain Nacho Elvira (2) 12
10 May Turkish Airlines Challenge Turkey Wales Rhys Davies (3) 12
17 May Made in Denmark Challenge Denmark England Max Orrin (2) 12 New tournament
24 May Kärnten Golf Open Austria Spain Nacho Elvira (3) 12
31 May D+D Real Czech Challenge Czech Republic Sweden Jens Fahrbring (2) 12
7 Jun Swiss Challenge Switzerland United States Daniel Im (1) 12
14 Jun KPMG Trophy Belgium Scotland Jamie McLeary (2) 12
21 Jun Najeti Open France France Sébastien Gros (1) 12
28 Jun SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge Scotland England Jack Senior (1) 12
5 Jul Aegean Airlines Challenge Tour Germany Portugal Ricardo Gouveia (2) 12
12 Jul D+D Real Slovakia Challenge Slovakia Spain Borja Virto (1) 12
19 Jul Fred Olsen Challenge de España Spain Wales Rhys Davies (4) 12
26 Jul Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge France New Zealand Ryan Fox (1) 12
2 Aug Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI Portugal Finland Roope Kakko (3) 18 Dual ranking event with European Tour
Rescheduled from 22 March due to weather
9 Aug Northern Ireland Open Northern Ireland France Clément Sordet (1) 12
17 Aug Gant Open Finland Germany Dominic Foos (1) 12
22 Aug Rolex Trophy Switzerland Spain Nacho Elvira (4) 12 Elvira earns promotion to European Tour
6 Sep Cordon Golf Open France Australia Scott Arnold (1) 12
13 Sep Kazakhstan Open Kazakhstan France Sébastien Gros (2) 13
4 Oct EMC Challenge Open Italy Italy Matteo Delpodio (1) 12
11 Oct Volopa Irish Challenge Ireland England Tom Murray (1) 12 New tournament
25 Oct The Foshan Open China Spain Borja Virto (2) 13
7 Nov NBO Golf Classic Grand Final Oman Portugal Ricardo Gouveia (3) 17


For full rankings, see 2015 Challenge Tour graduates.

Rank Player Country Prize money ()
1 Ricardo Gouveia  Portugal 251,592
2 Sébastien Gros  France 178,645
3 Borja Virto  Spain 150,466
4 Nacho Elvira  Spain 114,878
5 Joachim B. Hansen  Denmark 113,135

See also


  1. "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. "Challenge Tour Schedule 2015". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 January 2015.

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