Twelve days long, comprising of historical three separate tournaments and 150 000 euros of prize money – Sand Valley Spring Series has come to its dramatic ending with Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen taking the second overall win during the Series. For us in Sand Valley it has been an unforgettable experience and we are happy to inform that ECCO Tour is coming back in April 2024!
“You always learn something new in life and for sure the last two weeks have been just that – for both me and for our Team”, Paul O’Connor, Sand Valley’s Vice President and tournament director from the Resort side said. He added that “it was amazing to see how all the Pros really appreciated what we do here and it was also impressive simply to see how they play golf – after all, the course record was broken more than once! I also saw that this tournament woke up the whole Scandinavia and showed them that top level golf is also played in Poland – and to be honest, reaction from all over Europe not just Scandinavia to as far as South America has shocked us. For a course in Poland to be covered this far and wide is only good for everyone involved in Polish golf. Now we start our other season with Resort full of tourists this weekend – Can’t wait for ECCO Tour 2024 Edition!”
Full coverage according to ECCO Tour:
As the day of the finals progressed, it became more and more clear that the Sand Valley Spring Series Final – by ECCO would find its winner among two players. Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen, who won the first of the three tournaments in Poland, and Swedish Jesper Hagborg Asp, who went 11 under par in the second round and was millimeters from a 59.
When the two combatants stood on the 15th tee they were perfectly even. Asp was one under for the day, and Halvorsen two under. Both were then 13 under par overall and a full six strokes better than the next on the leaderboard. But none of them could find the necessary and decisive birdie on the last four holes, so a replay was required.
Here the first two holes (hole 18) were finished on a tie, but when they got to the par-3 hole 10, the tournament found its winner. Andreas Halvorsen holed his putt for birdie, while Asps sneaked just around the cup. The Norwegian thus took his second victory in Poland and sits comfortably in second place on the Road to Europe, which is still led by Charlie Lindh, who missed the cut.
Asp’s compatriot, Jesper Svensson, was the third man in the leader ball, but he started two shots from Halvorsen and three from Asp. He ended the day two over and had to settle for a shared third place. Sweden’s Martin Eriksson played his way to the front with a round in two under, and he shared third place with Svensson.
Where it was purely Swedish in third place, it was purely Danish in fifth place. Sebastian Wiis was the best Dane in the field until the very last hole, but a bogey on the last caused him to fall back to six under par. That was enough for a shared fifth place, shared with Alexander Frances from Møn.
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