A higher ranking on the DP World Tour could not have been achieved for the four Dutchmen who were allowed to take part in the awards in Switzerland until the end. While Matt Wallace and Triston Lawrence needed more time to decide who would come out with the biggest check and red jacket, the Dutch were already counting their points.
Joost Luiten, Darius van Driel and Daan Huizing each earned just over twenty thousand euros in the Omega Masters and all three won something with it on the Medal of Merit: Huizing rose dramatically on the leaderboard thanks to the final round in 65 strokes, while Luiten and Van Driel with round 70 there wasn’t much progress. Something also applies to Wil Besseling who was the only one who didn’t finish in 23rd: with -5 he had to settle for 55th.
The victory went to Thurston Lawrence in Switzerland. The South African seemed to have started the final day with a healthy margin, but saw England’s Matt Wallace with 66, making the playoff essential. The extra time didn’t last long: Wallace lost the green spot on the first extra hole, was unable to make ups and downs, and left Lawrence the winner for the second time this season.
In the Indoor Golf Challenge, a Challenge Tour competition, the trophy never left the national frontier. The championship, which was held in Sweden and reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather, was won by Mikael Lindberg. The 29-year-old Swede, who has already finished third this season, won a race for the first time in his career and climbed to 11th in the Order of Merit.
Robbie Van West is far from it. De Brabander started the tournament excellent, with rounds of 68 and 65 strokes, but on the final day gave up sharply with a score of 73, so he eventually had to take a joint 35th place and a modest check for just 1,500 euros. Lars van Meg and Quinn Cuennar missed the cut two days later.
On the Pro Golf Tour, there was almost a Dutch success. After six holes in the final round, Dario Antunes was just behind the head of the field, but the man from the south of the Netherlands was unable to enter the final to claim the win. Anthony. He did more Stealth (4) in the last 10 holes than the rest of the tournament (2) and thus had to settle for a combined sixth place, five strokes behind winner Jan Bekrian and also behind Mike Troup who finished 69th in a row (and a total _5) The best Dutchman in the 2022 Altepro Trophy Cup and therefore will travel with the best feeling to Gelpenberg where the track tents will take place from Thursday.
Finally, the Women’s European Skafto Open in Sweden saw an all-Swedish stage. Lyn Grant was better than compatriot Lisa Peterson (-9) and Maja Stark (-8) with -10. Pasquale Cova and Rumi Makers missed the cut two days later and left Sweden empty-handed, as the Litas nationals went home on Friday with the needed prize money. Thanks to the final round at 71 strokes, Anouk Swier became the best Dutchman (T16) closely followed by Nikki Hofstede (T18) and Marit Harrivan (T22).
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