Estonian Golf & Country Club welcomes World Cup hopefuls

A number of the European Tour's top players will head to the Estonian Golf & Country Club this week

Estonian Golf & Country Club

A number of the European Tour's top players will head to Tallinn and the Estonian Golf & Country Club this week as they seek to book their place at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.

The Sea Course will provide the setting for as 22 players from 11 teams across the world vie for one of three qualification berths for the showpiece final to be played at the Mission Hills Resort, Hainan, China, from November 24-27.

Dutch duo Joost Luiten and Robert-Jan Derksen and Chile's Mark Tullo and Felipe Aguilar go into this week's qualifier as favourites to book a place among the world's elite and will face stiff competition from the likes of Austria's Roland Steiner and Florian Pragant and the European Challenge Tour Order of Merit leader Ricardo Santos and his older brother Hugo representing Portugal.

The four-day competition will see the teams competing in fourball and foursome formats, a similar format to the biannual World Cup, won in 2009 by Italian brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari.

Hanno Kross, Estonian Golf & Country Club CEO, said: "The golf course is in immaculate condition and will provide the perfect setting for such a prestigious event. We look forward to welcoming top players from the European Tour including former Dubai Desert Classic champion Robert-Jan Derksen.

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