The Bulgarian golfers showed an outstanding character and excellent play at the 4th Balkan Challenge Trophy, which took place at the Bled Golf Course in Slovenia from 24th to 26th July 2014. A total of 24 teams from 14 countries played in 3 divisions in the competition.



 The Bulgarian ladies’ team including Ivana Simeonova, Sophia Seldemirova and Stephani Skokanska, finished at the 3rd place. After the three competition days, variable weather conditions and a solid game, the girls took the honorary 3rd position on the podium and received the bronze medals. With only 4 points more, the team of Slovenia took the 2nd place and 1st was the team of Turkey, with the impressive score of 224 points.    



 The other big Bulgarian success at the Balkan Challenge Trophy was Asen Mihaylov’s score from the 2nd tournament day, in which he played the course with one stroke under par – 72 strokes. The best results of the other two players from the male team in the A division were Lyubomir Kostov’s 79 strokes and Dimitar Savov’s 81 strokes.  

In the male B Division, the first place was for the team of Serbia, which successfully defended its championship title from the last year’s edition of the tournament. Second came the team of Albania, followed by the team from Romania.  


In the A division, the competition for the 1st place was fierce. With their better play from the last day and with a total of 431 strokes, the team of Turkey managed to win back the championship title from the first two editions of the tournament held in 2011 and 2012. With 5 strokes more, second came the team of Serbia. After the first two rounds, the teams of Greece and the Czech Republic were all square but after better play in the last day, the team representing our neighboring country took the bronze medals.

The 4th edition of the Balkan Challenge Trophy attracted a record number of participants and brought to everyone a lot of good memories and golf emotions.


The six Bulgarian golfers were among the most elegantly dressed participants at the 4th Balkan Golf Challenge, thanks to the support of Deloitte Bulgaria, who provided the uniforms of our teams.