Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Jesper Svensson held his nerve to claim a maiden Challenge Tour win on an enthralling final day of the B-NL Challenge Trophy at Twentsche Golfclub in the Netherlands. The Swede, playing in his first event of the 2023 season, fired a five-under-par final round 66 to reach 14 under par for the week to win by one shot ahead of South African Brandon Stone. Stone led going to the 18th, but after an errant tee shot, he could only bogey the last, leaving the door open for Svensson who made no mistake. Svensson, who had posted five birdies on the front nine, took the outright lead with a birdie on the 17th before parring the last to ensure a first win on the Challenge Tour. The 27-year-old carded rounds of 69-68-67- 66 to set up a memorable win that will ensure his playing privileges on the Road to Mallorca for the


remainder of the season. “It’s amazing,” he said. “I can’t believe it. It was my first event of the season on the Challenge Tour for me, but my game has been there all year when I’ve played in the Nordic league events so it’s nice to get a shot out here. “It’s huge for my career. I missed out on my full card last year so this makes it a lot easier to plan my schedule going forward.”

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