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August 08, 2014 | SOI: Europe-Eurasia

Golfers Find a World of Competition in Denmark

By Suzanne Coogan

The winner of the Special Olympics World Golf Cup, Troels Højbjerre from Denmark and his caddie Jørgen Krogh. 

Twenty-one skilled golfers from eight countries competed for the first Special Olympics World Golf Cup at one of Denmark's oldest golf courses, the Helsingor Golf Club. Special Olympics always matches players of similar abilities for competitions, but these 21 players were so good that it took a world invitational to give them all the thrilling play they love.

When the final round started, the fight for the Cup was between three athletes from three different continents: Scott Rohrer from the United States, Tom Lugg from South Africa and Denmark's Troels Hoejbjerre. Both Troels and Scott had some good rounds before the final day and they tied for first place 4 strokes ahead of Tom Lugg. 

The final round started tough for Scott with a drive out of bounds and a frustrating triple bogey but he kept on fighting. He could soon feel that silver medal being threatened from behind by a very focused Tom Lugg. Tom was playing well especially on the back nine which he played in par. With four holes to go Troels was still up with five strokes but 3 bogeys by Troels and pars from Tom made it a very exciting finish. Tom did his best with one more par but Troels Højbjerre was victorious in the end in front of a very enthusiastic home crowd.

About Suzanne Coogan: Senior Manager Media and Public Awareness with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
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