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Alice and Roman Kobisch win Seniors European Championship


Germany 08 Aug 2014 at 23:43 | Published by: mindthegap | Views: 8629 | News search

Alice and Roman Kobisch win Seniors European Championship
Winning trios in Murnau  (Photo by MGC Murnau)

After the team double yesterday the Germans achieved another double in the individuals.

Germanys Roman Kobisch from Mainz was in the leading position from the beginning on. With two combination rounds of 44 and 45 on the 1st day he set a standard which nobody could keep up to. So he has never been in danger to loose the lead and won with 280. But at the end the margin was only 6 shots to Austrias Herbert Bäk who finished with 286 on the 2nd place. Robert Kullick from Berlin Tempelhof, the new Seniors German Champion, came 3rd with 292.

Last years champion Stefan Viberg from Sweden ended up on the 30st place. Last years vice champion and current number one of the World Ranking List, Markus Janßen from Mainz, reached an 8th place. After a bad start on the 1st day he had to struggle to reach the finals. But he showed a kind of winner instinct and kept up to the finalists with an excellent performance on the 2nd day. Austrias Herbert Bäk could improve one place this year. After the bronze medal last year it's a silver medal for him this year.

No wonder that the German men's team won as 5 Germans are on the first 8 places.

Things were more exciting in the ladies competition. No German lady was leading after the 1st day, it was Czech's Dagmar Hirschmannova who was in lead. For me it's not surprising as she used to play for the former Nuremberg club in Bavaria in the 80s and 90s, so it might have been a kind of "home match" for her.

Some German ladies even had to struggle to reach the finals cut after the 1st day. Alice Kobisch, for example, found herself far away from the leading players. But she also showed winner instinct and kept up place by place from round to round. In a dramatic final she even beat her team mate Andrea Reinicke from Cuxhaven by just one shot with an amazing 24 on concrete in the last round - the decision was made on the last lanes 15 - 17. Andrea Reinicke beforehand equalized with Dagmar Hirschmannova at the end of the 2nd day and overtook in the final rounds. So the winner is Germanys Alice Kobisch from Mainz with 304 only one shot ahead of her team mate Andrea Reinicke. Czech's Dagmar Hirschmannova could equalize with Germanys Nicole Warnecke in the last but one round. Both ladies finished with the same result: 311. A sudden death play-off was necessary to decide the 3rd place. Dagmar won and conquered the bronze medal.

As mentioned yesterday, last year’s winner, Germanys Gaby Rahmlow, and vice champion, Sweden's Linda Lundberg, are not participating this year. Bernice Thors from Sweden, last years bronze medalist, reached an 8th place this year.

It's also no wonder that the German ladies team won as all the 4 German ladies are on the first 5 places.

Links to results, reports and photos, most in German language:

»Results strokeplay men
»Results strokeplay women
»Official website of SEC 2014
»Online reporting and photos on DMV facebook website
»Report by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR 2)
»Photos by MGC Murnau
»Radio broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)



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Hansson and Piekorz the new youth world champions

Finland 08 Aug 2014 at 19:41 | views: 7069 | Comments: 0

Today was the final day of the individual stroke play at the YWC in Lahti, Finland. In the girls class it was Sweden’s Jasmin Hansson in the lead by three strokes this morning before Austria’s Lara Jehle. Another three strokes behind was Germanys Annika ...
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Another home ground double for the German seniors

Another home ground double for the German seniors

Germany 07 Aug 2014 at 19:26 | views: 7164 | Comments: 0

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 ...
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The German Juniors takes the double team title again

Finland 07 Aug 2014 at 15:45 | views: 7413 | Comments: 1

Just as two years back in Bad Munder the German Youth teams takes both the girls and the boy’s team title. On the second and last day of team competition in the Youth World Championships in Lahti, Finland, there was some drama but in the end the drama was never ...
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The German Juniors takes the double team title again

Maike Haupt and Manuel Szablikowski win Youth German Championship

Maike Haupt and Manuel Szablikowski win Youth German Championship

Germany 27 Jul 2014 at 00:22 | views: 11784 | Comments: 0

The Youth German Championship took place on the concrete and eternit courses in Wanne-Eickel near Dortmund in the German "Ruhrpott" from the 10th to 12th of July. The weather conditions were quite good on the competition days, so the tournament could run smoothly. ...
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