Jens Dantorp won in the Challenge of Spain

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Jens Dantorp won in the Challenge of Spain

The Swedish Jens Dantorp, with a final round of 66 strokes, won the Challenge of Spain golf, which has been played at the Novo Sancti Petri club in Cadiz, with three strokes ahead of the Spanish Víctor Pastor.

Jens Dantorp.


The player from Cordoba had started the last day as the leader, one shot down from Dantorp, but the Swede said goodbye with six birdies, without mistakes, while Pastor only made three birdies and also bogeyed on the 11th hole.

Pastor, a member of the Pro Spain Team of the Royal Spanish Federation, was looking for a victory that could open the doors of the DP World Tour, the highest category of the European golf circuit. The outcome of the tournament was very open on the last day, in which eight players reached the narrow margin of four shots, including Pastor and Eduardo de la Riva, who finished fifth, seven shots behind the winner.

Dantorp played on the Challenge Tour in 2012 and 2013, picking up his first win in August 2013 at the Rolex Trophy.[1] At the end of 2013 he qualified for the main tour in 2014. 2014 was a disappointing season and he returned to the Challenge Tour in 2015.

Dantorp finished runner-up in the 2015 Kärnten Golf Open and finished 24th in the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. He also tied for 3rd place in the 2015 Nordea Masters on the European Tour, one of only two appearances he made on the tour during the season.

On the 2016 Challenge Tour he was runner-up in the season-ending NBO Golf Classic Grand Final and finished 19th in the Order of Merit. In 2017 he won the Ras Al Khaimah Golf Challenge with an eagle 3 at the first playoff hole and finished tied for 5th place in the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final the following week, to end the season 11th in the Order of Merit and gain a place on the European Tour for 2018.

In July 2018 Dantorp led after three rounds of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, eventually finishing tied for third place and earning a place in the 2018 Open Championship.