Challenge Tour, last tournament of the year

Italgolf is preparing to celebrate the return of Matteo Manassero, Lorenzo Scalise, Andrea Pavan and Francesco Laporta to the top continental circuit

by Andrea Gussoni
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Challenge Tour, last tournament of the year
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Italgolf is preparing to celebrate the return of Matteo Manassero, Lorenzo Scalise, Andrea Pavan and Francesco Laporta to the top continental circuit. All four are ready to join the Molinari brothers, Francesco and Edoardo, and Guido Migliozzi on the DP World Tour.

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From 2 to 5 November in Spain, Manassero, Scalise, Pavan and Laporta will be among the protagonists of the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final, the last event of the 2023 Challenge Tour at the end of which the best 20 players in the order of merit of the second European men's circuit they will win the 'card' to play on the DP World Tour in 2024.

At the Club de Golf Alcanada in Port d'Alcudia, in the north-east of Mallorca, the Azzurri will chase success in an event that will offer a total of 500,000 euros. Currently, Scalise, Pavan and Manassero occupy sixth, seventh and eighth position respectively in the "Road to Mallorca", the order of merit of the Challenge Tour.

Already certain of the pass for the DP World Tour 2024, they will play to win. Laporta's 'card', which is fifteenth, also seems to be just a formality. And so if 7 of them are already sure of playing next year on the big European tour, the list could even get longer.

From 2 to 5 November and again in Spain, respectively in Albacete, Almeria, Huelva and Girona, the "second stage" of the Qualifying Schools of the DP World Tour will take place in which 9 Italians will participate: Renato Paratore, Filippo Celli, Gregorio De Leo, Enrico Di Nitto, Aron Zemmer, Filippo Bergamaschi, Pietro Bovari, Julien Paltrinieri and Manfredi Manica.

The goal, for everyone, is to qualify for the "Final Stage" which will be played from 10 to 15 November in Tarragona, again in Spain. To then go all out and try to earn the pass to play on the DP World Tour 2024. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

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