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Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen Targets a Home Victory at the Danish Golf Challenge

Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen

Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen is setting his sights on a third Challenge Tour win this season as he prepares to compete at the Odense Eventyr Golf in the Danish Golf Challenge.

The Danish golfer, currently leading the Road to Mallorca Rankings, returns to his home turf in exceptional form, having secured victories at both the Kolkata Challenge and the UAE Challenge, along with a second-place finish at the Challenge de España earlier this month.

The 24-year-old aims to clinch a third win within five weeks, which would secure him an automatic promotion to the DP World Tour for the remainder of 2024 and the entire 2025 season.

Reflecting on his remarkable start to the year, Neergaard-Petersen remarked, “I couldn’t have wished for a better start to the season”.

“A big goal of mine this year was to win, so having done that twice already is exceeding expectations.”

He remains focused yet realistic about the challenges ahead, stating, “The new goal is to win a third time, but it’s tough to win”.

“It’s not just enough to play well, you have to have things fall your way. I’ll just see if I can put myself in good positions to win and hopefully, I can close the deal when and if that happens.”

Neergaard-Petersen currently enjoys a 450-point lead over his nearest competitor, Frenchman Alex Levy, on the Road to Mallorca Rankings.

He is optimistic about leveraging his local knowledge of the Odense Eventyr Golf course to his advantage.

“It’s always nice to play on home soil. I’ve played the course 50 times probably, but at the end of the day, when we tee off on Thursday, it’s just another golf tournament.”

Weather conditions are expected to play a crucial role in the tournament’s outcome.

Neergaard-Petersen noted, “Weather will play a big factor. With the greens being soft, if you get good weather, you can shoot a good score out here”.

“I’ll try and see if I can put in some good scores and hopefully be in contention to win on Sunday.”

The competition in Odense will be fierce, with notable contenders such as Spaniard Joel Moscatel, fresh from his victory at the Challenge de España, and seasoned competitors like Swedes Mikael Lindberg and Björn Åkesson, and Englishman John Parry—all of whom have secured wins on the Road to Mallorca this season.

Additionally, the field features several DP World Tour veterans, including four-time winners Marc Warren from Scotland and Englishman David Horsey.

Both Warren and Horsey have demonstrated their prowess in Denmark, having won the Made in Denmark titles in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The Danish Golf Challenge kicks off tomorrow at 7:30 am local time, with Neergaard-Petersen scheduled to tee off at 1:20 pm.

He will be joined by Joel Moscatel and Englishman Brandon Robinson-Thompson, promising a thrilling start to this highly anticipated tournament.