11 Aug 1987
6ft 2ins (1.88 meters)
Video Games, Denver Pioneer Athletics
European Challenge Tour
Espen graduated from the University of Denver in 2010 with a degree in Marketing and Economics. He holds the school record for the lowest 54-hole score of 195 and he won twice on the collegiate circuit.
In his final year, he had the lowest scoring average on the team, having carded 12 rounds in the 60s from 13 tournaments and recorded ten top 10 finishes, and in 2009 he won the 'Arets Talent' award as Norway's top amateur.
His handicap was plus 4.1 when he turned professional at the end of 2010 and he had reached 18th in the World Amateur Rankings. Espen won the Norweigian Individual Championship twice as an amateur and represented Norway twice in the World Amateur Championships.
Espen played most of his golf on the Challenge Tour during 2011 and narrowly missed out on securing a European Tour card for 2012.
He secured his maiden Challenge Tour victory in July the following year at the Acaya Open. He closed his fine season with victory at the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, which made the him the Challenge Tour rankings winner for 2012.