J-Å Persson best at tradidtional Midsummer in Askim
22 Jun 2009 at 09:30 | Published by: Hans | Views: 4839 | News search
On Friday last week most Swedish people was celebrating the traditional Midsummer holiday. In the dark and cold northern country this is a feast to celebrate the longest daylight day of the year. The Swedes are eating freshly delivered potatoes, raw hearing, strawberries and drinking snaps.
But some people have the last 15 years being doing something completely different on midsummer. They have been playing the traditional Midsummer beton competition in Askim, south of Gothenburg. This year about 50 people chose this way of celebrating midsummer and the best of them where Jan-Åke Persson, Sjövikens IF, playing in the men's old-timers class. With an average of 27,8 on the five rounds he was beating his teammate both in Sjöviken and in the Swedish Old-timers national team, Leif Nilsson by 2 strokes. It seems like both of them are seriously aiming for a place in the squad going to Portugal in August.
In the ladies old-timers class it was no surprise that Linda Lundberg, Gullbergsbro (29,6) won. Having been a skilled female player for many years and as a first year of old-timer she will most likely make her debut in Lamego this August. There are high hopes on her from the Swedish coaches already. In the ladies class Elin Ström, Gullbergsbro (30,4) won.
In the juniors class the home club dominated by David Gustavsson and Anton Wikensten. They ended up on the same result with an 28,6 average and had to be spitted by a sudden death that David won. In the men's class Pontus Svensson, Gullbersbro won in sudden death over Johan Hagström, Uddevalla. Both scoring 29,8.