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Stuart Manley
Road to Ras Al Khaimah: 4th

  • 13 top-30 finishes on the European Challenge Tour from 19 tournaments this year with only four missed cuts.
  • Won his second Challenge Tour title of his career at the Hauts de France Golf Open, five years after winning his first.
  • Several seasons spent between the Challenge Tour and the European Tour, where he has two runner-up results at the 2017 Joburg Open and the Hong Kong Open at the start of the 2014 season.

Liam Johnston
Road to Ras Al Khaimah: 5th

  • He won his first European Challenge Tour title at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9, beating fellow Scot and close friend Grant Forrest by one hole.
  • Played the inaugural European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles in August and won the Mixed Team silver medal alongside Meghan MacLaren, Connor Syme and Michele Thomson.
  • Claimed his second Challenge Tour title of the season at the lucrative Kazakhstan Open

Pedro Figueiredo
Road to Ras Al Khaimah: 12th

  • He won his first Challenge Tour title at the KPMG Trophy in June on the first extra play-off hole after rounds of 63-68-67-64.
  • Has made 16 cuts from his 18 Challenge Tour tournaments this season, including five top-10 results.
  • In 2008, he won the Boys Amateur Championship and Irish Amateur Open Championship.

Oliver Wilson
Road to Ras Al Khaimah: 38th

  • The Englishman claimed his first Challenge Tour title at the Robert Karlsson hosted Swedish Challenge in August after a long barren spell on the fairways.
  • Played in the defeated 2008 European Ryder Cup team at Valhalla where he lost out to Boo Weekley in his Sunday singles match.
  • Won the biggest prize of his career when he claimed the €625,787 winner’s cheque at the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links.

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