PHOTO: Brilliant Broberg wins again
Kristoffer Broberg’s sensational Challenge Tour season continued with victory in the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Challenge hosted by Royal Golf Club, where he claimed his fourth title in six appearances.
The Swede seemingly appeared from nowhere midway through the season, winning three times in four weeks in August to earn instant promotion to The European Tour, and upon returning to Challenge Tour duty this week, rose to the top of the Rankings with another hugely impressive win.
A four under par 67 in the final round in Denmark was enough to seal a three stroke victory from Englishman Simon Wakefield, who finished with a 68. It was a two-horse race for most of the final day, leaving Daniel Brooks of England to share third place with Finland’s Mikko Korhonen.
Brooks may have slipped to a 74, but finishing tied third propelled him from 24th to 16th in the Rankings to give him an excellent chance of earning promotion to The European Tour for 2013.
Having led by two going into the last round, Broberg’s advantage was barely threatened as he posted birdies at the third, fifth, 12th and 14th to stay clear of Wakefield, whose only dropped shot came at the 16th.
“It feels absolutely amazing,” said Broberg, who came through satellite tour the Nordic League. “This is a dream and I never imagined I would be this successful so quickly.
“I wasn’t nervous at any point today. I knew I was playing very well and I was just having fun out there. We had a big crowd watching and it is a fantastic course, so it has been another very enjoyable week.
“Now I have to think about my goals. I want to finish top of the Rankings next week, but after that who knows. I would love to play in The Ryder Cup one day.”
Photo by Kenneth Stoumann