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History repeats: 2014 Stroke Play Champions are Egeti Liiv & Annika Meos

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Leaders are leaving from the 15th green ...

The annual stroke-play Championships hosted by Estonian Golf & Country Club offered many dramatic moments but the winners were same as at Niitvälja in 2012. Also we had a cherry on the cake which was a very lucky Hole-in-One played by Siim Sildmäe right under TV cameras!

As we know the skill of  local amateur players is rather even, so there was a fight for the trophy as usual till the final day.  Starting from ladies, Annika Meos took a 5 stroke lead of Liis Kuuli and 8 strokes of  Cliona Georgia Dalberg. She kept her lead also on the final day and took the Trophy by +17. The silver medal went to Liis Kuuli by +24 and the bronze  got sorted out between Cliona G. Dalberg and Kadi H. Meldrum in playoff where after 6 holes Cliona took the pride.

Mens fight was even more challenging as Egert Põldma who had also 5 strokes lead before the final day  had to confess the stability of Egeti Liiv who took the trophy by 3 strokes with the total of +9. So did Gert Holland loosing the bronze to Martin Järve. Egert, who played well for the first 2 days couldn’t keep his game together on the final day and shot +11, which gave a clear chance to Egeti Liiv. Actually it all started from the very first hole where Egert played 9 strokes. After the second hole Egeti was just one behind, but at the Signature hole Egeti birdied and with that he took a one stroke lead already. He made the gap even bigger gaining 5  strokes lead just after 6 holes. Although there was a little comeback by Egert, still Egeti had a comfy 3 strokes lead to take the Trophy of 2014.

A special highlight came on the second day where Siim Sildmäe shot the Hole-in-One right on the TV screen! It was so sneeky that even commentators couldn’t see it at the first place. It also seemed that the cameraman was looking somewhere else, so it really got clear as Siim took the ball out the hole and lifted up just a one finger ;) And that was the very first HIO which has been recorded by TV cameras in Estonian golf history.

Photos were taken by Urmas Kamdron and by EGCC manager Hanno Kross. Delfi Sport story is here and final scores can be found at the GolfBox

Can Ladies break the EGCC Sea Course record?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Photo by Urmas Kamdron © 2014

The International European Ladies Amateur Championship 2014 started with a nice coctail party and opening  words by lady in charge -Lorna Bennett and EGCC manager Hanno kross last Tuesday night. Mrs. Bennett was deligted to say that the course looks in superb condition to start with the 1st Championship in Estonia. The EGCC Manager Hanno reminded that our course record of 67 strokes is under the pressure this time for sure.  Said so, Day 1 has proved it as miss Nuria Iturrious from Spain shot -5 already and with this brilliant performance the new ladies course record was born !! Can they push it just a 1 shot further and break the mens record as well? Lets see what will bring another 2 days ahead. Anyway, the weather has been superb with a lot of sunshine and temperatures soaring around 25-30c. So, just a perfect time for golfing.

After Day 2 the leaders are Noemi Jimenes from Spain -5 , Manon Gidali from France -4 and Emily Kristine Pedersen -4 from Denmark. It is remarkable that 15 players are under the par and 9 just having a par. As caps are so close it seems to be another 2 exciting days ahead … ;)

Day 3 was successful for Noemi Jimenes who kept her lead scoring -2 for the day. Gidali dropped from the 2nd position and E.K. Pedersen from the third. But  Celine Boutier from France repeated the course record by 67 strokes and with that took the 2nd position for the finals !! Third place was shared by 4 players from which the winner was yet to rise …

The Final Day was well exciting indeed. First of all we had 2 eagles made by Connie Jaffrey from Scotland on the 1st hole and by Inci Mehmet from England on the 18th. And finally a brand-new course record of 66 strokes was made by Luna Sobron ! She also had to birdie on the 18th to reach the playoff with her team-mate Noemi Jimenes from Spain. And that was A Grand final indeed which took 1,5 hrs and 8 holes to sort out the winner! Eventually Sobron managed to take a better approach shot on the 11th which brought her Trophy at the sudden death playoff. As told by the club manager Mr. Hanno Kross, this kind of playoff is rare in the whole World and we had a luck to whitness it on the very first European Championship here in Estonia.

The Official Photos of the champs are made by Urmas Kamdron and non-official ones can be found at my little soapbox gallery – The Eagle View ; )

Final scores can be found @ GolfBox. Live TV was streamed by Delfi Sports Team and the official homepage of the Champs is www.europeangolf.ee