fbpx

Oscar Lengdén leder efter rond 1

Oscar Lengdén leder efter rond 1 576 690 Indoor Golf Group

Oscar Lengden finished with five consecutive birdies to storm into the first round lead at the Indoor Golf Group Challenge after a course record eight under par round of 63.

Lengden

The Swede four-putted the first for bogey but rallied incredibly to make the turn at one under before seven back nine birdies moved him one clear of Frenchman Clément Sordet and England’s Max Orrin, who share second place on seven under par.

The two-time Challenge Tour winner’s closing 29 was the lowest nine to par of his career and he credits a combination of his approach play and putting for being able to go as low as he did.

“It’s probably one of the best backs nine I’ve ever played,” he said. “I hit every green and I probably hit it inside 15 feet every time and was able to make seven of them, so super pleased with my putting today, except number one. I drove the green in two, had an eagle putt and walked away with a bogey. So four putts on number one and then I stepped it up.

“I did put in a few hours in this week, but I felt like my green reading and probably acceptance as well out there was the difference. I started to miss a few on the front, but I kept saying to myself that you’ve just got to be patient, they will fall eventually and they did today.”

The 30-year-old is 79th on the Road to Mallorca Rankings but has seen a steady upturn in form in recent weeks and Lengden is now starting to once again feel comfortable with his game.

“I think the course is quite short for us,” he said. “The fairways are playing super hard and the greens are quite receptive, so it’s all about the putting this week. If you can drive the ball pretty straight, you will have your chances.

“I felt like the wind was up quite heavily on the front, which made the course quite tough. It wasn’t super tough in any way, but not super scorable either. The wind died down the last six and I felt like I could pretty much aim straight at the pin as well, so that made it a lot easier.

“The thing is, I feel really comfortable with my swing. I know you should never say that, but at the same time, I really do. I played really well last week, striking the ball well, so I feel like when I’m hitting my irons good, I feel like I’m in a good shape.”

Road to Mallorca Number Three Oliver Hundebøll shares fourth place with Swedish duo Simon Forsström and Christopher Sahlstrom, England’s Sam Hutsby and Frenchman Ugo Coussaud on six under par.

Original text from Challenge Tour

LEADERBOARD

Indoor Golf Group Challenge spelas på Allerum GK 25-28 aug är 1 av 2 svenska tävlingar på European Challenge Tour 2022 (den andra är Dormy Open) och en viktig tävling för alla svenska herrproffs som vill ta sig ut på DP World Tour.

Att arrangera en tävling på Challenge Tour medför att man får 50 Wild Cards som arrangör att disponera. Det är otroligt viktigt för Sveriges elitspelare att det arrangeras tävlingar på hemmamark så de kan ta del av Wild Cardsen, och här kommer en del av Indoor Golf Groups intressen in – vi står sporten nära och vill skapa förutsättningar för svenska elitspelare att nå ut på världstourerna! (Visste du att vi även låter alla svenska dam- och herrproffs träna gratis hos oss?). Tyvärr har förutsättningarna varit dåliga de senaste 10-15 åren för svenska herrar med endast ett fåtal svenska CT-tävlingar, vilket föranlett sparsamt med svenska framgångar på världsrankingen & världstourerna just nu. Vi vill bidra till att förändra den sitiuationen.

Indoor Golf Group delar på de 50 Wild Cards vi får med Svenska Golfförbundet. 30 st går till Svenska Golfförbundet som de disponerar ut till de bäst lämpade svenska spelarna, 15 st går till spelarna i Team Indoor Golf, 3 st tävlade vi ut i IGG Winter Challenge i dec 2021 varav Filip Fahlberg-Johnsson knep ett, 1 tävlade juniorerna om i Indoor Golf Junior Tour och 1 har getts till Max Persson från MXP Golf.

    Vi använder cookies för att ge dig en bättre upplevelse. Genom att fortsätta accepterar du att cookies används. Läs mer i vår integritetspolicy om vår hantering och behandling av personuppgifter
    Integritetspolicy