Niklas Nørgaard Møller arrived at the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A in 21st position on the Road to Mallorca Rankings, needing one final push at the season-ending event to climb inside the top 20 and secure his 2022 DP World Tour card.
After a one over par opening round of 72 the Dane was projected to drop to 22nd position, with work left to do to achieve his dream of playing on the DP Word Tour next season.
And work he did, with rounds of 69-69-70 - including a final flourish with birdies on his closing two holes - enough to secure a tied eighth finish and catapult the 29 year old to 16th place on the Rankings.
“I had tears in my eyes coming up the 18th,” he said. “I have put so much pressure on myself over the last two months and now it is just a big relief. I was so nervous heading down the final two holes but ended up making birdie, birdie. I had my friends and family with me and I am just so happy right now.
“I’ve been working for this since I was ten years old,” he added. “All those putts and chips on the putting green over the last 18 years have been to get the card and now I finally have it for the first time. It means the world.”
The Dane enjoyed a solid season on the Challenge Tour with seven top ten finishes, including fourth place finishes at the Range Servant Challenge by Hinton Golf and D+D REAL Czech Challenge and he will now be looking to impress on the DP World Tour next season.