Finnish Team Championships at Tampere beton course
01 Jun 2010 at 20:29 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5965 | News search
Players of Manse RG celebrating their gold medal. (Photo by Arto Borg 2010)
Manse Ratagolf won easily Finnish Team Championships 2010 at their home beton course in Tampere, with a team full of current and former national team members. Sibelius Park MGK fell with score 113 – 128 in the final match for gold. Minigolf-Aces won the bronze match against Manse Ratagolf 2 with score 126 – 134.
13 teams participated in this team competition of 4 players + 2 reserves (mixed, men and women allowed in teams). Finnish Team Championships have been played every year since 1986 on felt courses. Now in 2010 Finnish Minigolf Federation decided to put the competition on beton course for the first time in its history. ("Team Championship" medals are awarded every year at the individual championships of every playing system, but those competitions are not played in "team" format.)
Local junior star Oskari Vihervaara was the best player of the competition, with average score 28.14 which includes a brilliant 24 in the final round. His teammate Jukka Reunavuori (holder of the course record 23 points) was second best player with average 29.14, and Marko Nuotio of Sibelius Park MGK was third best with average 29.50.
The best female players of the tournament were Mirva Juhola (average 33.20), Mia Paavola and Annikki Andreasson (both 35.00).
Juuso Puolakkainen and Oskari Vihervaara going for gold. (Photo by Arto Borg 2010)
Mirva Juhola watches as Tero Vaahtio aims for a putt. (Photo by Arto Borg 2010)
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