Sillman proves himself as Finlands best all-round player
27 Jul 2011 at 07:13 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4960 | News search
Aki with the best players trophy of Finnish felt championships 2011. (Photo by Arto Borg 2011)
Aki Sillman completed the Finnish championship season 2011 with two gold medals (F, E) and one silver (B)
in men’s category. Just one step away from a magic Hat Trick of three gold medals, which no player has ever
achieved in men’s category in the history of Finnish minigolf. Sillman’s set of two golds
and one silver is the best all-round performance of all time at Finnish minigolf championships,
and gives him the bragging rights as the best minigolf player of Finland this season —
a confident distance ahead of the other national top players of the moment, Oskari Vihervaara and Kosti Salonen.
Last weekend Aki Sillman won Finnish felt championships at the relatively easy felt course of Vöyri,
with total score 182 in 6 rounds (average 30.33).
Frequent felt medalist Jussi Heino was leading the tournament only two lanes before the end,
but he melted away at lane 17 (gate in uphill) by taking full 7 points, which left him 4 points behind the winner
in the final results. The national minigolf museum item Juha Wellenius took bronze in men’s category,
12 points behind Heino.
Eetu Ikola won gold in juniors category, with the tied second best score of the weekend
186 (average 31.00).
Oskari Vihervaara was left on silver in juniors, a bit unexpectedly, with score
193 (avg 32.17).
Miko Tuominen fell from top position to third place in juniors during the last round, at total score
195 (avg 32.50),
as he played the final round 39 against the
29 of Ikola and 33 of Vihervaara.
Top 3 in senior men:
1. 194 (avg 32.33)
2. 199 (avg 33.17)
3. 217 (avg 36.17)
Top 3 in women:
1. 226 (avg 37.67)
2. 228 (avg 38.00)
3. 251 (avg 41.83)
full results of all categories and teams