Danish golfer makes history with hat-trick of championships

Christian Wenande
November 30th, 2020

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Elsewhere, Denmark’s men’s basketball gets its biggest ever result in the Euro qualifications by upsetting Lithuania 

Emily Kristine Pedersen made Danish history over the weekend by winning her third tournament title in as many weeks. 

Pedersen, 24, won the Ladies European Tour finale at the Open de España after winning back-to-back titles in Saudi Arabia over the previous two weekends. 

No Dane has ever won three tournaments in a row on the top level of European golf – Thomas Bjørn and Iben Tinning both managed two wins on the trot.

Pedersen also won the Czech Open in August, bringing her season total to four titles.

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Going down in hoop history 
Elsewhere, the Danish men’s basketball team also enjoyed a legendary weekend in the FIBA European Championship qualifiers.

First they beat Lithuania, the eighth-best team in the world, 80-76 in what has been described as the biggest result in Danish history.

A few nights later, the Danes followed that up by inching past another top-10 nation, the Czech Republic, by a score of 91-90.

The Czech Republic will co-host the 2022 Euros and are ranked ninth in the world.

In comparison, Denmark are ranked 59th in the world.

The two wins mean that Denmark sit second in Group C behind leaders Belgium with two rounds to go.


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