Hardenberg wins 2nd Bundesliga match very narrowly
22 Oct 2012 at 06:01 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 8146 | News search
Martin Stöckle, the best player of the day (Photo by Oliver P. Christ)
The 2nd match of the German Bundesliga took place on the well-known Eternit course in Hamburg-Niendorf. There are generally no matches on the home courses of the participating clubs of the Bundesliga apart from the club who has promoted from the 2nd Bundesliga. And that is the club Niendorfer MC from Hamburg. This season the weather god seems to be more pleasant to the German minigolfers as it was sunny and dry weather with quite mild temperatures for late October. So the league match ran smoothly and could be finished very quickly, compared to former matches.
Hardenberg won with 508 (ø 21.2), only one shot ahead of Arheilgen. Arheilgen almost caught up to Hardenberg in the last round but couldn't reach them. Niendorf, playing on their home course, again reached the 3rd place with 520 (ø 21.7), followed by Mainz with 526 (ø 21.9). Dormagen-Brechten ended up on the last place with 533 (ø 22.2). So the outcome was nearly the same as in the 1st match, only Mainz and Dormagen-Brechten changed the positions. After two matches Hardenberg is the clear leader with two victories, followed by Arheilgen and Niendorf.
The best player of the day was Niendorfs Martin Stöckle with 79 (ø 19.75). On the photo you see him making his last shot in the last round, hoping to finish the tournament with an 18. Look at the photos at facebook (link below) for the picture after the shot when he was unhappy that he got a two - and "only" a 19 in the last round. But nevertheless he was the only player finishing with a blue total.
Oliver P. Christ, a ball vendor for minigolf equipment from North Germany, put I prize on every round of 18 and another one on the best result of day. So Martin Stöckle could choose a ball bag for the best result, and Arheilgens Marco Henning, playing the only 18, could choose a ball.
The women's team competition was won by Mainz with 267 (ø 22.3), followed by Göttingen with 273 (ø 22.8) and Cuxhaven with 278 (ø 23.2). Olching reached the 4th place with 289 (ø 24.1) in front of Bensheim-Auerbach with 298 (ø 24.8). After two matches Göttingen is the leader ahead of Mainz, and Bensheim-Auerbach is on the 3rd place.
The best lady was Nicole Gundert-Greiffendorf from Mainz with 85 (ø 21.25).
So in late Autum the minigolf Bundesliga falls into hibernation and will be awakened again in April next year for the 3rd match on the concrete course in Wittlich, on the 14th of April.
Links to results, reports and photos, all in German language:
»Online reports on DMV facebook website
»Photos by Oliver P. Christ