Sillman and Åman win Teamgolf in Turku
08 Jun 2009 at 20:16 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4630 | News search
Aki Sillman (left) and Ari Åman (right). (Photo by Arto Borg 2006)
Aki Sillman and Ari Åman won the "teamgolf" at Impivaara felt course in Turku, Finland, with average 30.00. Jussi Heino and Joni Rintala were second, with average 30.50. Third place went to Jukka Reunavuori and Pekka Peltola, with average 31.50.
"Teamgolf" is a competition format nearly similar to "four-balls" in golf. Two players form a team, and they can freely decide at each lane, which of them plays the lane. If they are not satisfied with the score played by the first player, the other player can try to play the same lane, wishing to get a better lane score for the team. Teams have a limited number of attempts to improve a lane score. Teams of top-class players are typically given fewer attempts in the competition than teams of less skilled players.
A separate tournament, Jussin Kisat, was played on Saturday (before the Teamgolf on Sunday). Local veteran player Jussi Kuisma scored best in the preliminary rounds, with average 32.00. Aki Sillman was second best with average 32.33, and Finnish felt legend Juha Wellenius third best with average 34.00.
After three preliminary rounds the Saturday competition continued with two knock-out cup rounds, after which followed the final round with special rules, between 8 players. Juha Wellenius was best in the final round, and took the first prize of the Saturday competition.» Saturday results: stroke play + cup finals
» Sunday results: teamgolf