Blixt won Swedish Championship for seniors
09 Jul 2009 at 14:45 | Published by: Hans | Views: 3916 | News search
After 4 days of competing and seven rounds Tommy Blixt was the Champion in the Oldboys class in The Swedish Championship for Seniors played on felt at the course in Gullbergsbro, Gothenburg. The course is familiar amongst the seniors since it was the place where the SEC and SNC were played in 2002.
The oldboys class (Men between 46 and 59 years) was the first three days dominated by Lennart Jansson of Örebro. After three days he lead the class by 7 strokes with just two rounds to go, but unfortunately he got sick the day before the final and had to visit hospital to examine a suspected stroke in the leg. But it turned out to be shingles and he was given penicillin and was choosing not to start in the final. His comment to the situation was "-I'll take it next year instead!".
Instead it was the winner from 2002, Peter Söderlund, Sundsvall, who started the final day best by making a 26 and taking the lead. In the last round though Tommy Blixt made a 26 and when Peter "only" made a 31 the victory was for Tommy. He had the best average in the competition by 30,0. On third place came Roger Blomqvist, Sundbyberg.
In the Oldgirls class (46-59 years) it was just a matter of who of the two home club ladies Linda Lundberg and Bernice Thors who should win. The newcomer in this age class, Linda was proving to be best of those two and won 7 strokes before Bernice on a 31,7 average.
The men's veterans (60 and older) that was also the biggest class with 68 starting, was the most thrilling in the end. Before the last lap Hans Lindström of City was in the lead by 2 strokes. But the chasing Bengt Paulsson from Göteborg BGK had a great strat to the last lap and was in the lead with 4 strokes after 7 lanes. In the middle Hans came back and after 13 lanes the where all square. On lane 14 Bengt took one shot and after that they both played without errors and Bengt could win by one stroke. His consistent play gave an average of 31,0.
In the ladies veterans Gun-Britt Hansson of Sjöviken turned out to be a class of her own and won by a margin of 15 strokes to Gerd Andersson of Strängnäs in second place.