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Debrief: Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour

Debrief: Lalla Aïcha Challenge Tour

It was a week to remember for Oliver Farr, who secured his first win of the season after a stunning Sunday nine under par 63 at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. 

In addition to the Welshman’s extraordinary comeback victory, we recap all you need to know following the European Challenge Tour’s successful return to Morocco.

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Jumping Jack

Jack Senior may have been pipped to the title by Farr’s scintillating birdie run, but he will take plenty of comfort from his significant move up the Road to Mallorca Rankings. The runner-up finish moves him seven spots up and into fourth position as he now sets his sights on finishing the year as Challenge Tour Number One.

The ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, Presented by Modest! Golf Management champion closed with a two under par 70 to take finish in second place, his fourth top five finish in just seven events, and looks to be in good position to secure his playing rights on the European Tour for the first time in his career.

Royal return

After nine years away, the Challenge Tour enjoyed a successful return to Morocco at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam’s Blue Course, proving one of the most popular and testing layouts on the Road to Mallorca schedule. Despite calm weather conditions the cut fell at one over par, the second highest cut of the Challenge Tour season, which serves as a testament to the difficulty at the picturesque Rabat layout.

Oliver Hundebøll

Introducing Oliver Hundebøll

It was a breakthrough event for rising Danish star Oliver Hundebøll who recorded the best result of his short career, a third place finish, following a stunning six under par 66 on Sunday. 

The rookie recorded two eagles within five holes on the back nine at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam to move himself into contention for the first time, with his previous best performance a tie for 31st at the 57º Open de Portugal @ Morgado Golf Resort. 

The 20-year-old was not the only young Danish player making a name for himself in Morocco, with teenager Rasmus Højgaard also recording a top ten finish at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

Wil Besseling

Wil Besseling

Meanwhile, Wil Besseling continued his good run of form, carding a nine under par 63 on Saturday to tie the low round of the tournament.

Following a special few weeks for the Dutchman, where he finished in the top ten finish at the KLM Open on the European Tour and played alongside one his country’s sporting heroes, Ruud Gullit, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, he will be hoping that the good times keep rolling with just four events remaining on the Road to Mallorca schedule.

He moves up one spot in the Rankings following his top 20 finish, and the 33-year-old will need to continue his pace over the next few weeks if he is to secure his European Tour card for the 2020 season.

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