The graduates from the Pro Golf Tour will be looking to follow in the footsteps of one man who enjoyed great success in 2020.
Ondrej Lieser, from the Czech Republic, earned European Challenge Tour playing privileges for 2020 via a fifth place finish on the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit in 2019 and took full advantage of the limited number of starts he received last year.
The 29-year-old made five appearances in 2020 and picked up two wins and a fourth place along the way, ultimately being crowned Road to Mallorca Number One and becoming the first Czech player to top the Rankings.
Here are the three men hoping to follow in his footsteps…
Germany’s Thomas Rosenmuller will tee it up on the Challenge Tour in 2021 courtesy of winning three times on the Pro Golf Tour in 2020.
The 23-year-old was a shining light in 2020 with just one missed cut in 12 starts, which included an incredible two wins, a tie for second and a tie for third in his first four starts of the year.
His third victory came later in the season, at the Open de Palmeraie, as he secured top spot on the Order of Merit and playing privileges on the Challenge Tour in 2021.
Frenchman Julien Brun is no stranger to the ups and downs of life on the Challenge Tour, having won on his Challenge Tour debut as an amateur in 2012 before heading off to college in the United States.
The 27-year-old won the ALLIANZ Golf Open Toulouse Metropole before returning to Challenge Tour action in 2017 after a spell across the Atlantic.
He wasn’t able to reach the heights of his amateur glory upon his return and, in 2020, split his time between the Challenge Tour and the Pro Golf Tour to good effect.
Brun secured two top tens from his five Challenge Tour appearances in 2020 as he reached 17th on the Road to Mallorca Rankings, while picking up his first two Pro Golf Tour wins en route to finishing second on the Order of Merit.
Switzerland’s Jeremy Freiburghaus was another two-time winner on the Pro Golf Tour in 2020 which helped him earn playing privileges on the Challenge Tour in 2021.
Freiburghaus earned his first victory of the year at the Open Bahia Golf Beach before a hot end to the season secured his graduation to the Challenge Tour.
The 24-year-old won the Haugschlag NÖ Open by perfect eagle before finishing in a tie for third in the season-ending Castanea Resort Championship to secure a maiden Challenge Tour season in 2021.