Another home ground double for the German seniors
07 Aug 2014 at 19:26 | Published by: Hans | Views: 7168 | News search
Andrea Reinicke, Germany winner of team gold and in the lead individually (Photo by DMV 2014)
After two years without the double golden medals in the team for the seniors, which from a German perspective is almost a failure, the German seniors team was now back again on home ground. This time it was played on eternit a beton in Murnau in the south of Bayern. And like in Kuntzell in 2011 it was not possible for the other nations to stop the double gold’s for the German teams.
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In the ladies class it was the ladies from Finland that opened the tournament best on Wednesday and after two round they where in a surprisingly lead. But then Austria, Sweden and Germany started to play better and team from Finland had some difficulties and ended up in a final sixth position.
On Thursday when the medals should be settled it was the German ladies that were strongest and in the end it was a comfortable win by 28 strokes over Sweden. The Swedish ladies were just like last year silver medalist by a margin of 6 strokes down to Austria.
Individually it’s Germanys Andrea Reinicke that is in the lead by 205 strokes. Two strokes more on 207 we find Sweden’s Bernice Thors and Germanys Alice Kobish in second position. Another 3 strokes behind is a chasing group of 6 players on 210 and 211.
Last year’s dominating players Germanys Gaby Rahmlow and Sweden’s Linda Lundberg are not participating this year.
One that is taking part against the odds (diagnosed and under treatment for cancer at this very moment) is Sweden’s Bernice Thors. One might not help wondering where she finds her strength to actually for real be part of the medal chase so far. Impressive!
In the men’s side it was revenge time for the gentlemen’s from Germany having lost the team gold to Sweden two years in a row and actually being without team medal in total in 2012. But on home soil it was nothing stopping the German team. Lead by Roman Kobisch, individually crushing the rest of the starting field at this moment, the German team won an easy victory in the end 21 strokes ahead of Austria. Czech Republic had for long a battle with Austria for silver but had to settle with bronze, nine strokes behind in the end.
Individually it’s as said Roman Kobish on 184 that is rushing against the stroke play gold and is in the lead by a margin of six strokes ahead of Austria’s Herbert Bäk on 190. Germanys Robert Kullick is on bronze position on 192 and Italy’s Francesco Leuci is one behind bronze.
Tomorrow the stroke play finals will be held and the individual medalist will be decided.
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