Another good week for Rosapenna's Ruaidhri McGee
 Max Orrin with the Made in Denmark Challenge

Max Orrin with the Made in Denmark Challenge

Four events, four cheques, €25,731 and fourth in the Challenge Tour's Road to Oman. That's the balance of Ruaidhri McGee's start to 2015 - a hugely encouraging beginning to a season that began with more question marks than answers as the Derry man played on a medical exemption after a difficult 2014.

Tied 19th in Kenya in his 2015 debut, the 24-year old touring pro for Rosapenna tied for second in the Challenge d Madrid to secure his Challenge Tour card for the season, followed up with a share of eight in the Turkish Airlines Challenge and then took sixth place behind England’s Max Orrin, who mastered the “toughest conditions I have ever played in” to secure the second European Challenge Tour win of his young career at the Made in Denmark Challenge.

The 21 year old Englishman posted a level par 71 in brutal conditions at Royal Copenhagen Golf, with swirling, gusting winds wreaking havoc up the final round contenders.

Starting the day three shots off the pace, Orrin battled brilliantly throughout the final round to produce a brilliant level par 71 which saw him post the clubhouse lead of one over par.

With four groups to finish behind him, and with Scotland’s Andrew McArthur and Englishman Jack Senior still in with a chance of forcing a play-off, Orrin faced an anxious, but worthwhile, wait to be crowned Made in Denmark Challenge champion and pick up a cheque for €27,200 which propels him to second place on the Road to Oman Rankings.

“That was as tough as I have played in – it was pretty brutal out there at times,” said Orrin, who was a Member of the 2013 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team.

“I finished with a seven on the last on Saturday night and but I know that if I could shoot around level par today that I would have a chance. I was three behind, but the conditions were really tough so it was just one of those days where I hung in there and managed to make a score.

“There is definitely an extra satisfaction in winning in such tough conditions and on such a tough golf course so I am definitely going to enjoy the victory. It’s been a great day for me – I feel that score today earned me the win. There was no place to hide out there today so there are a lot of positives to take from the week.”

McGee went out in level par 35 in the final round but while he came home in 40 with just one birdie against three bogeys and double bogey seven, his 75 gave him a tie for sixth place on six over 290 and a cheque for €5,667

Given that the photographs of the course featured a wind turbine in the background, the wind played a major part and the fact that Derry's Mick McGeady (€734), a wind genius, shot 80 to tie for 47th on 19 over says it all.

Made in Denmark Challenge

285 M Orrin (Eng) 74 68 72 71,

286 A McArthur  (Sco) 70 70 72 74,

287 E Dubois (Fra) 70 72 70 75,

289 J Senior (Eng) 68 70 74 77, P Whiteford (Sco) 73 70 71 75,

290 A Hartø  (Den) 76 72 70 72, C Hanson (Eng) 76 70 74 70, R McGee (Irl) 67 72 76 75,

291 A Bernadet  (Fra) 76 68 67 80, B Parker  (Eng) 72 74 70 75, J Robinson (Eng) 72 72 71 76,

292 M Lafeber (Ned) 71 74 73 74, M Søgaard  (Den) 71 71 71 79,

293 N Johansson (Swe) 70 73 73 77, J Huldahl (Den) 71 71 72 79, J Hahn (USA) 72 73 73 75, P Howard  (Eng) 73 75 74 71, J Dantorp (Swe) 77 71 73 72, S Gros (Fra) 73 70 71 79, N Bertasio (Ita) 69 73 69 82,

294 C Gloet  (Den) 76 72 72 74, C Ford (Eng) 75 70 73 76, B Ritthammer (Ger) 74 75 70 75, J Lima  (Por) 69 74 75 76,

295 R Evans  (Eng) 72 74 75 74, A Björk (Swe) 73 72 76 74,

296 S Brown (Eng) 71 72 79 74, J Winther (Den) 73 76 70 77, T Tree (Eng) 72 76 69 79,

297 S Arnold  (Aus) 72 78 69 78, K Subregis  (Fra) 72 71 75 79, J Hansen  (Den) 70 76 72 79,

298 M Delpodio  (Ita) 75 74 71 78, S Einhaus (Ger) 72 78 72 76, R Enoch  (Wal) 74 73 74 77, T Pilkadaris (Aus) 74 71 74 79,

299 F Calmels  (Fra) 73 73 72 81, S Jeppesen  (Swe) 74 76 74 75, D Løkke (Den) 75 74 74 76,

300 P Relecom  (Bel) 78 71 71 80, J Fahrbring (Swe) 76 72 72 80, M Trappel  (Aut) 78 71 76 75,

301 S Wakefield (Eng) 74 73 78 76, P Figueiredo  (Por) 75 73 75 78,

302 O Nyholm (Den) 75 75 76 76, J Kunzenbacher (Ger) 74 75 79 74,

303 M McGeady (Irl) 72 77 74 80, E Saltman  (Sco) 72 75 71 85, N Kimsey (Eng) 76 69 76 82, P Widegren  (Swe) 72 74 79 78, P Meesawat  (Tha) 76 72 75 80, L Nemecz (Aut) 73 75 80 75,

304 V Riu  (Fra) 72 77 75 80, S Soderberg (Swe) 76 74 77 77, J Sjöholm (Swe) 75 74 78 77,

305 B Stone (RSA) 77 73 75 80, D Markle (Can) 78 72 78 77, D Im (USA) 78 71 70 86,

306 M Jonzon (Swe) 71 77 74 84, J Rask (Swe) 75 72 78 81, N Møller (am) (Den) 75 75 75 81,

307 G Shaw (Nir) 74 75 77 81, A Snobeck  (Fra) 76 73 78 80,

308 R Davies (Wal) 74 75 76 83, S Manley (Wal) 75 74 81 78,

312 S Stemann(am) (Den) 75 73 81 83