Spain’s Pep Angles will remember 2020 for a very long time.
The 27-year-old had struggled for form after losing his European Tour card in 2018 but 2020 became the year where he truly returned.
He missed three cuts in his first five events, but a tournament on home soil gave him the confidence he needed for a strong end to the campaign.
Angles earned a national spot in the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters on the European Tour and made the cut at the notoriously difficult Real Club Valderrama, which acted as a springboard for future success.
The Barcelona-born man finished second in his next start at the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos, a result which catapulted him up the Road to Mallorca Rankings with four events remaining.
A missed cut in Italy was followed by a tie for 36th place at the Andalucía Challenge de España, which preceded a memorable week.
Angles, after gaining the knowledge of Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri, earned his first Challenge Tour win at the Andalucía Challenge de Cádiz. He held it together down the stretch to hold off the challenges of Aldredo Garcia-Heredia and Matthew Baldwin to secure a one-stroke win, which was followed by an outpouring of emotion on the final green.
He finished in a tie for 34th place at the Challenge Tour Grand Final to end the season in third position on the Road to Mallorca Rankings.