Båstad, Sweden : June 23 - 28, 2019. Venue: Båstad Golf Club, Old and New Course.
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Day 3 - The Final Day.
-- Båstad, 27 June, 2019 --
It was United Kingdom who finally came out on top in a thrilling ending of the Championship 70+ division. Final day was individual stroke play and the British team was determined to bring the trophy home. Yesterdays leader Spain couldn't match the Britts and neither could the home team Sweden who finished second, 3 strokes ahead of Spain. United Kingdoms winning score was 593, 11 better than Sweden. The winning Brittish team members was Geoff Allan, Neil Hughes, Robert Gill, Roy Smethurst, Terry Brown and Chris Reynolds.
Finland managed to hold on to the lead and win the trophy in the Cup 70+ division. Spain and Denmark tried to close the gap but the Fins was just to good in this Cup division. Veikko Kirjonen was showing the way with an excellent 39 points and the team total was 135 points same as second team Spain. The Finish team members was Ilkka Haaslahti, Matti Pihlajisto, Veikko Kirjonen, Matti Kilpeläinen, Heikki Pekkinen and Martti Raunio.
Poland who's been sailing through the Super Masters 75+ division confirmed their trophy by winning also the third and final round. Zbigniew Golabiewski, Jan Wróblewski, Izydor Lenarczyk and Zdzislaw Szygenda managed to get 101 point on the board during final day play beating Portugal who came second by 6 and third placed Denmark by 10. Polands total victory was 265, 16 points more than Portugal and Denmark.
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Day 2 - Moving Day.
-- Båstad, 26 June, 2019 --
Spain came out flying on the second day - moving day in the Championship 70+ division. With a 7 under par round 2 they sailed pass the UK and Sweden. Spain is now in the lead with 4 before the UK and 10 before Sweden coming into final day tomorrow.
Finland is now in the lead in the the Cup 70+ division. A strong 80 (+8) stableford points saw them pass day one leader Denmark with one point margin. Chasing from behind is Spain who came in with the best score of the day, 85 points (+13), trailing Finland with 5 points.
Poland look to have the trophy secured in the Super Masters 75+ division. First day 82 was followed up by another 82 (+5) points. Denmark is still in for a chance but a strong final day is required to reduce the 6 point gap that Poland have.
Day 1 of the ESGA Masters.
-- Båstad, 25 June, 2019 --
Sweden is 1 stroke ahead of the UK in the Championship 70+ division. Both team had a strong first day scoring 3 and 2 under par. Spain is trailing by 5.
In the Cup 70+ division, Denmark had a great start scoring 86 stableford points (+14) out of par 72. Five points ahead of trailing Iceland and Finland.
Poland is the team to watch in the Super Masters 75+ division. A first impressive round with 82 points leave them 3 ahead of Denmark and 4 ahead of Sweden, Portugal and Germany.
Practice rounds has started.
-- Båstad, 24 June, 2019 --
First golfer out this morning was Marko Utti from Finland and what a shot it was, glued to the pin. Good luck in the competition Marko.
The 20th ESGA Masters is about to start.
-- Båstad, 23 June, 2019 --
Golfers from all over Europe are arriving in Båstad, Sweden for the 20th ESGA Masters.
Players was greeted upon arrival and registration by (fr left), Kerstin Hili, Magnus Johansson and Bo Rydén from the Swedish Senior Golf Association all in red tops. In the photo Mr Georges Gevers, the ESGA president get a special welcome.
Dear Golf Friends,
welcome to Båstad
– a town beloved by the Nobel family
and the Swedish Royalty.
It is an honour to organize the 20th ESGA Masters Team Championship & Cup 70+, and the Super Masters Team Trophy 75+, in the period time of 23th to 28th of June 2019.
Sweden has made a name for itself as a golfing nation. Golf in Sweden, which has more than 480 courses with almost half a million members, is booming. Given Sweden’s geography and topography, it is blessed with golfing landscapes; seaside links hewn from rugged coastline and others that carve through giant forests, as well as parkland courses.
This time the organization decided to appoint a place and a golf club in the Southern part of Sweden: Båstad Golf Club with two courses – 36 holes. The old course opened as the second 18 holes course in Sweden in 1930.
The players and delegates will stay in high standard hotels in the city of Båstad, a town well known for its tennis and beaches.
The Swedish Open in Tennis has been played for 70 years. We will do our best to retain this event in the memory of all participants.
Welcome to Sweden,
President of the Swedish Senior Golf Association (SSGA)