20
Jul

First Ever Challenge Tournament in Slovakia Won by McArthur

It was a wire to wire win. After the first day Andrew McArthur did not mind sharing but later let no one get near him. He made one and only mistake in four rounds, having played one bogey on the 9th on Saturday. For McArthur, short game is clearly his forte. At the age of 35, he triumphed on the Challenge Tour for the second time in his career, having waited 6 years for a victory. With his score of -21 he created a new record of this Challenge Tour season and finished with the check of 25 600 EUR to take home.

“I feel great about this win. I have waited for long. What helped me a lot was when I putted from 5m to save a par on the first,” says McArthur.

The prize for the best Czech or Slovakian player went to Filip Mruzek. Unfortunately, he played 74 in the two final rounds which left him with 60th position but he enjoyed 16th position after the first two days.

The tournament director Gary Butler sang praises to the Penati Golf Course.

“It was a fantastic tournament. I only collected compliments to the tournament production as well as the course itself, it is in a brilliant shape.  It has been a while since we played on such a nice course.”

Next year, too, the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge will take place in the Penati Golf Resort.  RELMOST, the promoter, is now getting ready for the main event of this season – the European Tour tournament D+D REAL Czech Masters from 18 to 24 August at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague. Come visit. More on www.czechmasters.cz