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The Challenge Tour makes a stop in the Czech Republic for the Kaskáda Golf Challenge, where from June 13th to 16th, five Italians will be competing: Gregorio De Leo, Aron Zemmer, Pietro Bovari, Stefano Mazzoli, and Luca Cianchetti

by Andrea Gussoni
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Challenge Tour, event in the Czech Republic
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The Challenge Tour makes a stop in the Czech Republic for the Kaskáda Golf Challenge, where from June 13th to 16th, five Italians will be competing: Gregorio De Leo, Aron Zemmer, Pietro Bovari, Stefano Mazzoli, and Luca Cianchetti.

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Taking place at the Golf Resort Kaskáda in Brno, the field boasts considerable talent despite a few absences. Specifically, five players from the top ten of the Road To Mallorca (money list) and five season winners will be present.

Among them, three are in the top ten: Englishman John Parry (No. 2), Spaniard Joel Moscatel (No. 4), and Swede Bjorn Akesson (No. 9). Additionally, Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen (No. 11) and Danish Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen (No. 16), who both secured victories in the previous Challenge de Cadiz in Spain, are in the top twenty.

While they are all considered favorites, Englishman Sam Hutsby (No. 8) and Frenchman Alexander Levy (No. 3) also have strong potential, with Levy aiming to return to the DP World Tour after five victories and years of participation.

Notable contenders also include Frenchman Martin Couvra, Irishman Gary Hurley, Finnish Tapio Pulkkanen, and South African Wilco Nienaber. Among the Italians, Gregorio De Leo comes off two solid performances in Spain, finishing 8th in the Challenge de España and 17th in Cadiz.

However, De Leo, along with Zemmer, Bovari, and Cianchetti, needs to find consistent form, which has been lacking so far. Mazzoli, who also competes on the Asian Tour and holds a card there, is participating in his fourth event on the circuit, having secured prize money in the previous three.

Now in its seventh edition, the tournament was established in 2017 as the Prague Golf Challenge and assumed its current name in 2021. Last year's champion was Lorenzo Scalise (who finished second in 2021), the only Italian to achieve this feat, laying the foundation for securing a DP World Tour card for 2024. The total prize purse is €270,000, with the winner receiving €43,200.

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