Lumine to host return of Challenge de Catalunya

2/19/2014 12:11:00 PM
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The Challenge Tour will return to Spain’s north eastern coast from April 24-27 when Lumine Golf & Beach Club stages the second edition of the Challenge de Catalunya.

Situated south of Barcelona on the Costa Daurada, Lumine offers 45 holes of Championship golf with the Greg Norman-designed Lakes Course set to host the €160,000 event for the first time.

This latest addition to the ever-strengthening 2014 Challenge Tour Schedule sees the list of tournaments increase to 26 across 20 different countries.

First played two years ago at Golf La Graiera, the Challenge de Catalunya marked Brooks Koepka’s first professional victory and proved a sign of things to come for the American, as last year’s three-time winner secured automatic qualification for The European Tour just nine months later.

Koepka will provide inspiration for the field in the second of three events to take place on Spanish soil in 2014, alongside the long-established Fred Olsen Challenge de España and the recently-announced dual-ranking event, the NH Collection Open.

Designed by two-time Major Champion Norman, Lumine’s flagship Lakes Course has hosted The European Tour’s Qualifying School Second Stage since 2012.

Calle Carlsson, General Manager at Lumine Golf & Beach Club, said: “To be selected as the new home of the Challenge de Catalunya is an absolute honour and recognition of all the great work that has been achieved at Lumine in the past few years.

“The announcement also sees us strengthen our relationship with The European Tour, following two successful editions of The European Tour Qualifying School.

“We look forward to welcoming all the competitors in April, and watching them plot their way round the challenging Lakes Course in pursuit of the title.”

For more information on Lumine Golf & Beach Club, visit: www.lumine.com.