Challenge Tour, four steps before the final

Four more tournaments before arriving at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final where the 20 “cards” for the DP World Tour 2023 will be assigned. The fight to enter the top 45 of the money list is getting closer and closer, which will access the final act , but also to climb as high as possible within the ranking.

Challenge Tour, Swiss Challenge

The Swiss Challenge is scheduled (22-25 September) on the Golf Saint Apollinaire course, in Folgensbourg in France, where five Italians will be at the start: Lorenzo Scalise, Matteo Manassero, Aron Zemmer, Giulio Castagnara and Stefano Mazzoli.

Confirming that everyone wants to make the most of the remaining races, 16 players will take to the field among the top 20 in the order of merit, including the South African Juan Carlo Ritchie, absent since mid-August and who, having preferred to compete on the DP World Tour several times , has dropped from 1st to 10th on the Road To Mallorca (money list) and is now taking some risks.

The two Germans who lead the group, Alexander Knappe, number one in the ranking, and Freddy Schott, number two, do not succumb to the possible flattery of the major tour, while the English Nathan Kimsey (n . 3), the Danish Oliver Hundeboll (No. 4) and the Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen (No. 8). There will be the others who follow, the Swedes Jens Dantorp (# 5) and Mikael Lindberg (# 6), the Swiss Jeremy Freiburghaus (# 7), the French Robin Sciot-Siegrist (# 9) and precisely Ritchie.

Try to climb up the twenty Scalise, currently 29th in the money list, while Matteo Manassero (59th) needs a prestigious result to enter 45 and get a ticket for the Grand Final (3-6 November, Mallorca, Spain). The prize pool is 250,000 euros of which 40,000 will reward the winner.

The Credit Suisse Challenge is a golf tournament that is part of the European Challenge Tour.

The first edition was in 1990 on the Sempacher Golf, but there was no sequel for ten years. In 2000 and 2001 the tournament was on the calendar again, this time at the Patriziale Golf Club near Ascona. After that, the tournament stopped temporarily. In 2006 a restart took place and the tournament was moved to the Wylihof Golf Club. In 2010 the tournament moved back to Sempachersee. The tournament is often played in the same week as the British Open.