European Golf Rankings


Saddier on Top at French Amateur


France’s Adrien Saddier took home the top prize at the French Amateur held at the famed Chantilly Golf Club in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin just outside of Paris. It had all the makings of a great finish with many of Europe’s top players hanging around the top of the leaderboard after three rounds. France was represent by Esery’s Saddier and Europe’s number 2 Thomas Elissalde from Biarritz. Germany saw their top three players, Frankfurt’s Martin Keskari and Max Röhrig, and the Wunderkind Dominic Foos from St. Leon-Rot, all in top form going into the final round. Finland’s Albert Eckhardt, just off his victory at the Lytham Trophy, looked to be a player to watch as well. But in the end, it was Saddier’s 64 and a total of 280 that saw him finish five shots clear of Germany’s Martin Keskari whose final round 73 left him on 285. On 287 and sharing third place was Röhrig(70), England’s Ryan Evans(73) and Finland’s Albert Eckhardt(73).

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On a related note, Dominic Foos was trying to become the first player since the great Sean Einhaus to win the French Boys and French Amateur in the same year. Foos finished poorly with an 82, but can take solace in the fact that at the ripe old age of 15, he still has two more years left to equal his countryman’s feat.