TrackMan: Jeppe Kristian Wins Round 2 of Next Golf Tour
VEDBÆK, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Finishing with a pair of birdies, Denmark’s Jeppe Kristian shot an 8-under 64 off Marco Simone to win Round 2 of the NEXT Golf Tour Powered by TrackMan.
Kristian topped a field of over 500 players from 33 countries and became the second consecutive Dane (after Mathias Gladbjerg in the first round) to win on the NEXT. He won $19,278 and took first place in the Order of Merit throughout the season.
“It’s awesome,” Kristian said. “I watched the leaderboard for five days, almost every hour, just to see if someone could beat that 8 under and nobody could, so I’m super happy.”
Kristian had an eagle to go with four birdies and a bogey on the back nine. He beat fellow Dane Christian Jacobsen ($14,808) by one stroke. Brett Rankin of the United Kingdom and Josh Fleming of Canada are tied for third ($10,188) at -6.
Each leg of the NEXT Golf Tour consists of an individual round of 18 holes in stroke play on a selected TrackMan virtual golf course. The estate is open to men and women, professionals and amateurs. The guaranteed minimum purse for each tournament is $100,000, and $100 of each player’s entry fee is added to the purse.
The total purse for Round 2 was $150,500. The top 30% of participants recovered or better their registration fees. The top 15 golfers took home more than $2,000, including the top players in the “side games,” which account for $35,000 of the payout.
Round 2 side game winners:
Closest aggregate to pin: Anton Guedra, Sweden (57′ 1″) – $6,000
Longest drive (men): Naoto Misumi, Japan (374.5 metres) – $2,000
Longest drive (women): Hallie Meaburn, Australia (291.7 yards) – $1,000
Birdie Series: Josh Fleming, Canada (5) – $1,500
Most Greens in regulation: (tie) Jakob Hanson, Sweden & Brian Dunleavy, USA (16) – $1,175/ea
“What an exciting finish and incredible performance from Jeppe,” said Klaus Eldrup-Jørgensen, co-founder and CEO of TrackMan. ” Congratulations to all our winners. We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see you fight to the end.
Round three will be played at Medinah CC in TrackMan simulators worldwide from February 1-12, with a full field and a total prize pool of $150,600.
To learn more about the NEXT Golf Tour, including rules and entry details, visit NEXTGolfTour.com. Follow the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @NEXTGolfTour and #NEXTGolfTour
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