MARK F. HAASTRUP

BIOGRAPHY

Height: 6 ft 1″
Date of birth: 16th April, 1984
Turned pro: 2007 (plus 3)
Family: Wife – Mandy. Children – Kensi & Jack
Residence: Copenhagen, Denmark
Manager: Kate Whyte

Mark turned professional in 2007 after a successful college career at Georgia State University. 

 

He held a full Challenge Tour card for the 2008 season after advancing to the Final Stage of Qualifying School. 

 

He earned his maiden professional win at The Dubliner but it nearly didn’t happen. After a run of five events, Mark was scheduled to take a week off but after an impressive weekend performance in his homeland the week prior, he made the inspired decision to go ahead and play.

 

After playing the Challenge Tour again in 2009, Mark earned his European Tour card by finishing 8th at Qualifying School. 

 

The 2010 season was full of high’s and low’s. Mark finished 3rd twice and added two further top-tens to be the last man to retain his playing privileges for 2011. However, a fall on the stairs at home in September 2010 resulted in a broken wrist. Having initially been told he would be back in 7 weeks, it was only 20 months later that he was fully fit after painstaking physio and ultimately, surgery too.

 

Mark battled back hard in 2013 and with limited starts on the Challenge Tour, he regained a card by finishing 62nd on the rankings.

 

Having found some recent form on the European Mini Tours, most notably on the Nordic League, he won the 2016 Nordic Golf League Ranking with a total win of €54,619. 

 

He claimed victory at the SM Match, Isaberg Open, Star for Life Challenge and the Tourfinal Vellinge Open. This secured Mark a Challenge Tour card for the 2017 season – a reward after his stellar season on the Nordic League.

 

On the 2017 Road to Oman, Mark’s best finish came at the KPMG Trophy where he finished in solo third on -17. He finished the year ranked 76th on the Road to Oman rankings.

 

Mark recorded three top-10 finishes during the 2018 season: tied 7th at both the Northern Irish Open and the Made in Denmark Challenge, as well as tied 8th at the KPMG Trophy. He finished 59th on the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings, meaning he secured full Challenge Tour status for the 2019 season. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Mark was an excellent soccer player and had ambitions of turning professional.

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