Sunday, February 25, 2024

Angel Hidalgo posted four consecutive rounds of 68 to win the Big Green Egg German Challenge powered by VcG at Wittelsbacher Golfclub and claim his maiden European Challenge Tour title.

The Spaniard started the day one shot behind overnight leader Lukas Nemecz but managed to storm ahead by posting five birdies on the front nine. Two bogeys on the back nine brought Road to Mallorca Number One Santiago Tarrio and Austria’s Nemecz into contention but making par on the last three holes was enough to secure victory, finishing on 12 under par, two shots clear of Tarrio and Nemecz.

The 23-year-old received a last-minute invite to play at Wittelsbacher Golfclub and is ecstatic with his victory, surpassing his goal of trying to stay within the top 70 on the Road to Mallorca Rankings.

“Amazing, honestly it feels amazing,” he said. “I didn’t expect it because I started the year on the Alps Tour and I only have a few wildcards for the Challenge Tour. I started really well on the Alps Tour and the Spanish Federation gave me the opportunity to play a few Challenge Tour events and I played quite well.

“The first step was Italy, I finished sixth and I thought I could earn my Challenge Tour card from here and when I played in Denmark and I finished third it took all the pressure off me.
“Honestly the goal was to finish top 70 this year or take the card from the Alps Tour, but this is another level and I’m so happy right now.”

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