Four in a row when Kosti & Gustav win Finnish Marathon
16 Feb 2014 at 23:52 | Published by: Hans | Views: 5462 | News search
Kosti Raesola and Gustav Björnberg winners of the Finnish Marathon for the fourth time in a row (Photo by www.manseratagolf.fi 2014)
Tantogårdens BGK players Kosti Raesola (Finland) & Gustav Björnberg (Sweden) won the Finnish Eternite Marathon in Rahola, Tampere, for the 4th year in a row. This year the margin was a huge 57 Points to the second team Jyri Rantanen and Marko Nuotio.
Kosti was also the by far overall best player individually with an average of 20,3 on 13 laps. Second best was Marko Nuotio (21,5) and third was Gustav Björnberg (21,6).
Kosti Raesola has won this international competition 7 years in a row, with three different playing partners: with Gustav Björnberg 2011 - 2014, with Riku Pennanen 2008 & 2010, and with Ari Åman 2009.
The overnight tournament is played non-stop for some 28 hours in a row, and of each pair one player is playing while the other is resting or sleeping. 42 players participated this year.
A highlight of the tournament was two consecutive 18-rounds played by Kosti Raesola. This rare achievement was only the fourth in Finnish minigolf history, and the third in the playing career of Kosti.
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