Arnaus Claims Challenge Tour Grand Final to Secure European Tour Birth
ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – confirms that Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in the United Arab Emirates and secure his graduation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Wearing ECCO COOL, the Spaniard entered the final round with a three-shot lead as he went in search of a maiden Challenge Tour victory, having already notched five top-five and seven top-ten finishes this season.
The 24-year-old birdied the 72nd hole to seal victory at the season-ending event by a single shot and secure promotion from the Challenge Tour in just his first full season as a professional golfer.
“Winning the tournament wire-to-wire is something that I have never done before in a professional level,” said Arnaus. “It’s even more special because from the first day I was able to maintain the intensity and play some good golf that makes this day even more memorable.”
“What Adri has been able to achieve in less than a year as a professional golfer is nothing less than spectacular, said Jesper Thuen, head of sponsorship at ECCO GOLF. “This win is a fitting way to cap what has been an incredibly consistent season for him, and his performances on the Challenge Tour this year show he possess all the attributes to succeed at the very highest level.”
Arnaus competed wearing ECCO COOL, a ground-breaking cleated model which leverages GORE-TEX® SURROUND® technology to provide 360° breathability without compromising on waterproof protection.
ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn, Fred Couples, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee and Caroline Masson, among others.
ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.
ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.