Italian Challenge Open in Sutri goes to the Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen who, at the National Golf (par 71), overtakes the Danish Oliver Hundeboll on the first hole of the playoff and celebrates his first career title on the Challenge Tour.
Kristian Krogh Johannessen, Italian Challenge Open
Grand finale for Lorenzo Scalise. Best blue of the competition, in the last round he signed the lowest score of the day (64, -7), climbing from 28th to third position (his best result of the season).
His score is 274 hits (70 66 74 64, -10). Satisfaction and regrets for the 27 year old from Vimercate, who paid dearly for a triple bogey in the third lap that made him lose positions and a chance of winning. In the final 18 holes, the Lombard - who ranked second in this tournament in 2019 - was the protagonist of a bogey free trial, with seven birdies.
"I made a big leap in the order of merit and this makes the week very fruitful - said Scalise -. I'm sorry for the third lap, but I recovered well and for sure there are many positive aspects to continue for the season.
I aim to keep working as hard as I am doing. The field turned out to be an excellent test where you need to always be focused and precise, because recoveries are difficult. Now I want to keep pushing the accelerator: I will participate in the next three races in France, Austria and Germany "
In the fourth tournament of the Italian Pro Tour 2022, also included in the calendar of the second European men's circuit, it was Johannessen who won. The 27-year-old from Drammen, with a par on the first extra hole, got the better of Hundeboll (double bogey for him).
Both had closed the 72 regular holes with a total of 273 (-11) strokes. The exploit brought the Norwegian 56,000 euros against a prize pool of 350,000. Kristian Krogh Johannessen (June 3, 1995) is an amateur golfer from Norway.
He is a member of the Drammen Golf Club. In 2012 the European Country Team Championship (ELTK Boys) played in Sweden, he won the singles final against Julian Ballmann from Germany with 6&4 but the German team defeated Norway 4&3 and finished in 3rd place of the ELTK.[2 ] A week later Kristian became Junior Champion of Norway and again a week later he played the Norwegian Challenge on the European Challenge Tour.
In 2013 and 2014 he played the Norwegian Challenge again and in 2014 he finished in 38th place as the best Norwegian (amateur and professional). He also became second in the National Championship Strokeplay in 2014.