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Enefer uses Challenge Tour invites to spark DP World Tour promotion

Enefer uses Challenge Tour invites to spark DP World Tour promotion

Will Enefer ended the 2023 season with a DP World Tour card after a remarkable year that saw him convert six Challenge Tour invites into graduation.

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The Englishman earned several invites after coming out on top in a tournament hosted by his management company, before teeing it up for the first time this season at the B-NL Challenge Trophy in May.

Enefer carded rounds of 67-66 over the weekend to finish that week tied third. He then finished second two months later at the Italian Challenge Open to climb into the top 20 on the season-long Road to Mallorca Rankings for the first time.

The 26-year-old will now by-pass a full season on the Challenge Tour and will instead tee it up on the DP World Tour for the first time.

“I started with six invites this season and it looks like I’ve turned that into a main tour card so I’ve got to be happy with that,” he said.

“I’ve learned this year that my game travels quite well. Playing on the smaller tours, and playing the odd Challenge Tour event, I didn’t really know how my game would fare out here.

“I felt like I had the game to compete but it’s been really nice to see that when I’ve played well that I’ve been in the mix with two second places and two third places. I’ve definitely had chances to win in those tournaments too.”

Enefer added a tied second place finish at the Irish Challenge and a tied third at the Hainan Open – the penultimate event of the season – to all but secure a first promotion to the DP World Tour.

The Englishman would go on to finish 15th in the Rankings and, after finishing tied 22nd at the season-ending Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final, would guarantee one of the life-changing cards on offer.  

Enefer has played the last two weeks on the DP World Tour, narrowly missing the cut in the season-opening Joburg Open before finishing in a share of 31st in the Investec South African Open Championship.

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