Challenge Tour, three steps before the Final

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Challenge Tour, three steps before the Final

Lorenzo Scalise and Matteo Manassero are playing the last cards in the race towards the DP World Tour 2023. They have three events to try to reach the Rolex Grand Final, the last event of the Challenge Tour which will take place from 3 to 6 November in Mallorca, in Spain, to which the best 45 in the order of merit will be admitted and where the 20 'cards' for the major circuit will be assigned to the first twenty.

Three mandatory steps, the first in France, the other two in England.

Lorenzo Scalise and Matteo Manassero, statements

It starts with the Hopps Open de Provence (29 September-2 October) at the Golf International de Pont Royal in Mallemort, where Lorenzo Scalise, 35th in the Road To Mallorca (money list), will have to at least safeguard his pass for Spain, which at this moment he would have, while Matteo Manassero (62nd) needs a great feat in one of the three remaining stages to then go and play everything in the Grand Final.

Aron Zemmer and Jacopo Vecchi Fossa will also be on the field in France. Defending the title, in a tournament now in its third edition, is the English Alfie Plant who, 34th in the ranking, has practically the same goal as Scalise.

There will be another past winner, the Dutch Lars Van Meijel (2019), in a context that includes sixteen of the top 20 on the money list, confirming a fight that is becoming increasingly close. Absent from the top ten were the German Alexander Knappe, number one, the Danish Oliver Hundeboll, number four, and the German Jeremy Freiburghaus, number seven, all with the 'cards' already in their pockets.

Present, however, the German Freddy Schott, number two, and the English Nathan Kimsey, number three, obligatory favorites, who will try to catch up on Knappe. The New Zealander Daniel Hillier (n.13), fresh from the success in the previous Swiss Challenge, the Swede Mikael Lindberg (n.6), the Norwegian Kristian Krogh Johannessen (n.8) and the French Pierre Pineau (n.

. 21), winner of the Open de Portugal in mid-September and aiming to enter the top 20. The prize pool is 250,000 euros with the first coin of 40,000 euros.