Lengdén secures Challenge de España title

A second Challenge Tour title came for Oscar Lengdén, when he claimed victory at the Challenge de España, by a convincing 4 shots. 

Shooting 69, 69 and 68 for his opening three rounds at Izki Golf Club, Oscar was tied for the lead entering the final day.

A birdie on the opening hole of his final round settled Lengdén’s nerves and he followed it up with three successive pars. 

Birdies on the 12th, 13th and 15th, gave Lengdén the outright lead with just three holes to play. Another birdie for the talented Swede came at his penultimate hole, which gave him a three-shot lead heading up the 18th. 

A birdie putt from just off the green for Oscar on his final hole, found the bottom of the cup and he closed out his second Challenge Tour victory on a total of -15.

“I’m overwhelmed. It was a great back nine, I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m very pleased right now and I’ll probably be even happier later tonight.”, said Lengdén.

“The final hole was a really nice feeling. I was trying to enjoy the moment, even though I couldn’t really relax because I’ve obviously seen people choke. It felt great to close out with a birdie and it means a lot.”

Oscar’s victory at the Challenge de España moves him up the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings to fifth place with 43,310 points, and up in the Official World Golf Rankings to 208, a jump of 86 places. 

“It was a really steady week. This is the first time that I’ve felt like I’ve been in control over my swing. It was a great week and I hope this is the start of something really stable.”

Congratulations on your victory Oscar, we are all so proud of you! 

Swedish star Lengdén signs with Hambric Sports

Hambric Sports Group is pleased to announce the signing of Swedish golfer, Oscar Lengdén. 

A maiden Challenge Tour Victory at the 2017 Bridgestone Challenge, alongside a T5 finish at the European Tour’s co-sanctioned D+D REAL Czech Masters, saw Oscar shoot up the Road to Oman rankings and finish the year off ranked in 23rd place. 

The talented Swede spent four years at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and won two NCAA Division titles. He also claimed medalist honours at the Barry’s Buccaneer Invitational in 2012. He became NSU’s first ever two-time recipient of All-American awards when he was selected as a 2014 Division II All-American Scholar and a 2015 Second Team All-American Scholar.

Having graduated from University, Oscar then returned to Europe and turned professional in 2015. 

A very successful 2016 season on the Nordic Golf League saw Oscar finish 3rd on the Order of Merit, guaranteeing promotion to the European Challenge Tour. Playing in 19 tournaments, he recorded 11 top 10 finishes, one of these including a win at the Norweigan Open.

2017 was a breakthrough year for Lengdén and saw him compete on both the European and Challenge Tours. An unforgettable win at the Bridgestone Challenge was the highlight of his season, winning by 2 points in a modified Stableford scoring system.

Other notable performances in 2017 came at the D+D REAL Czech Masters (T5), Irish Challenge (T2) and the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge (T4). 

Oscar said: ‘So far I have had a successful professional career, but now I feel that it is the right time to join a team who will help me get to the next level. I liked Hambric Sports values from the start and their priorities are the same as mine, which makes it the right fit.’

CEO of Hambric Sports, Rocky Hambric, said: ‘Having followed Oscar’s progress for quite some time now, we have always been impressed with him both on and off the golf course. We are very excited to welcome Oscar to the Hambric Sports family and look forward to working with him to achieve his professional goals.’