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Kaskáda Golf Challenge: Tournament Guide

Kaskáda Golf Challenge: Tournament Guide

The Road to Mallorca continues this week as it touches down in the Czech Republic for the first time in 2024. Here’s all you need to know about the Kaskáda Golf Challenge, taking place from June 13-16…

A four-time host

Golf Resort Kaskada (3)

Golf Resort Kaskáda returns to the Challenge Tour schedule for the fourth time in successive years, as week 12 of the 29-event Road to Mallorca schedule visits the Czech Republic.

The country has become a regular destination for the Challenge Tour in recent years, with Kaskáda producing three winners that have each gone on to achieve promotion following their respective triumphs.

In 2021 German Marcel Schneider produced a grandstand finish, carding birdies on each of his closing three holes to secure a one stroke come-from-behind-win. The following year Martin Simonson found form to run away a four-shot victor, before Italian Lorenzo Scalise earned a dominant three stroke victory on the parkland layout 12 months ago.

The challenge of Kaskáda

Golf Resort Kaskada

Narrow fairways and testing rough will greet the 156-strong field this week, on a course that tests accuracy. Last year’s winner, Lorenzo Scalise, attributed his 12 under par total to his form off the tee, and this year’s winner will need to do the same.

Kaskáda is made up of three nine-hole courses, with the ‘Wooden’ and ‘Stone’ layouts providing the challenge for the players this week. The Wooden nine hosts the par three seventh which is acknowledged as one of the most photogenic in the country, with the Stone nine seeing the players contend with more challenging, uneven terrain and several lakes.

Danish dominance

Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen (2)

Through 11 weeks, it’s been a flying start to the season for a trio of Dane’s on the Road to Mallorca, highlighted by Jonathan Gøth-Rasmussen claiming a maiden Challenge Tour title at last week’s Challenge de Cadíz. Prior to that it was runaway Rankings leader Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen that impressed, picking up two wins in the space of three weeks to all but secure his promotion at this early stage of the season.

Joining the duo in the top 20 of the season-long Rankings is countryman Nicolai Kristensen who has made nine cuts from ten starts this term, with two top ten finishes. With Neergaard-Petersen and Kristensen not in the field this week, could another Dane add their name to a growing number of winners from the nation?

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