Moser / Ruch win Bassersdorf 30 hours marathon
12 Nov 2012 at 20:09 | Published by: paoloITA | Views: 6618 | News search
Daniel Moser and Bruno Ruch from MC Burgdorf (Photo by MC Burgdorf)
This weekend the indoor 80% concrete course in Bassersdorf (Switzerland) hosted the most famous tournament of the winter minigolf season.» Complete results and statistics
The 30 hours marathon offered this year a very international starting list, with players coming from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and of course Switzerland, including the 2012 world youth matchplay champion Eetu Ikola, the 2012 european matchplay champion Paolo Porta and the European strokeplay vice-champion Reto Sommer.
The tournament has been played on a high level as ever, but with not so low scores as in the past. This was the reason for a very close ranking, with very small gaps between the top team and the 20th place.
The victory went to MC Burgdorf team Bruno Ruch / Daniel Moser , that gained it right in the last lanes of the 24 rounds. The leading couple at that moment was Sascha Mark / Christopher Jack from 1.BGC Singen, but they had a bad end with 3-2-2-2 in the last 4 lanes of the tournament and they lost the victory by just two strokes.
Winning team completed the 24 rounds with 633 total strokes (26.375 average).
They won thanks to a very constant tournament (only one “blue” round but no “red” rounds at all).
Third place for 1. MGC Mainz team Lars Greiffendorf / Bernd Szablikowski, which leaded the early stage of the tournament (impressive average of 24.83 after 6 rounds) but couldn’t keep that rhythm for all the tournament and ended with 638 strokes (26,58 average).
Top favourite team and title holder, Olteners Vitus Spescha and Cedric Mathys, could only get a 4th place this year. After a bad start (also in 25th place after the first rounds) they had a good comeback but not enough to get another victory.
The top team from Sweden has been Pierre Zetterlund (nice comeback at top minigolf international events) / Peter Eisenschmidt from Askim, they got a 7th place with 646 strokes (26,91 average). Just behind them we find the top Italian team, Paolo Porta / Claudio Santopietro, which got an 8th place with 648 strokes (27.0 average) and a strong comeback with 3 blue scores (24-23-23) in the last 4 rounds.
The best round of the tournament has been a 22 , played three times. Then we have 68 blue rounds (23 or 24).