Recap: European Girls' Team Championship Day 1 Stroke play

Italy out in front after day one

The Italian team had a good first day at the European Girls' Team Championship. All six players managed tough scoring condition and turn in scores between 71 and 75 shoots on a day when scores were high.

The Masters Course at Forsgårdens Golf Club turn out to be a tough test. It played hard, fast and the greens were running fast and true and when the wind picked up during midday it took some golf to turn in a below par scorecard.

Sarah Hricikova from Czech Republic did more than shoot below par. A round that contained eight birdies and three bogeys for a total score of 67 made her new course record holder at the Masters Course at Forsgården.

We also had a hole-in-one on the first day of plat, it was Amalie Leth-Nissen from Denmark who holed out with her six-iron at the 17th.

In the team standings Italy is at nine under par and is two shoots clear of Spain and in third place sits host and defending champion Sweden along with Germany.

Tomorrow it´s all the same as today, 18 holes of stroke play and the team counts five out of six scores. After the second round the top eight teams moves on to play for the championship and medals in a knock-out team match play format.

But it´s a lot of golf to be played before we move on to match play.

Standings after round 1
1. Italy                                            +7
2. Spain                                          +9
t3. Sweden                                   +10
t3. Germany                                 +10
5. Czech Rep.                               +12
6. Netherlands                            +17
7. Denmark                                  +18
8. Ireland                                       +19
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9. England                                     +21
t10. France                                   +22
t10. Switzerland                         +22
12. Norway                                   +25
13. Scotland                                 +26
14. Austria                                    +28
15. Finland                                    +30
16. Wales                                      +31
17. Belgium                                  +40
18. Slovakia                                  +50
19. Iceland                                    +69                     

 

Team standings
https://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/?language=2057#/competition/1644742/results

Live scoring.
https://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/?language=2057#/competition/1644742/leaderboard


Pictures
All images are free to use both on web, social media and in print in relation to reports or posts related to this championship. Images to be credited to Goran Soderqvist.  

Picture from day 1 stroke play to be found here.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/goranphoto/albums/72157693092635060

 

The Format
The championship is played over five days. The first two rounds are stroke play qualifying were each team plays six players counting five scores as the team score.

After two rounds the top eight teams goes on to play for the championship in match play. The stroke play will determine the seeded order for the match play with 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5.

The other teams that did not made the championship rounds plays on as well. They are playing for places and pride; this part is also decided in match play.

About the venue 
Forsgården Golf Club there are 27 beautiful holes of golf situated only five minutes by car from the center of Kungsbacka. The 2018 European Girls’ Team Championship will be played on the Masters Course, a parkland golf course and host venue of the Scandinavian Masters on the European Tour in 1993 and 1996.

About golf in Sweden
Sweden have 457 Golf Clubs. These golf clubs have 468.570 golfers as members and they are also registered to the Swedish Golf Federation. In 2017 6.962.000 rounds of golf were booked in Sweden, 33 073 new memberships were signed to Swedish Golf Clubs and the net growth of players were 4.618.
    
Sweden is a contender where ever there are golf being played. Six different Swedish players have major championships to their credit with a total 16 major championships. Swedish players also have 116 wins on the LPGA, 87 wins on the LET, 26 wins on the PGA Tour and 110 wins on the European Tour.

 

Fler nyheter

  1. Sveriges bästa golfgymnasium
  2. Mästerskap

    Sveriges bästa golfgymnasium

    Vilken avslutningsdag spelarna bjöd oss på idag. Det var dags att avgöra Skol-SM, och det märktes att spelarna var taggade när de anlände till banan. Det var många som spelade strålande golf, och en som spelade nästintill perfekt golf. Om titeln blev det en oerhört jämn historia.

    08:00 drog den tredje och sista rundan av Skol-SM igång på Gränna Golfklubb. Det var relativt blåsigt idag, och något kyligare temperaturer jämfört med gårdagen. Filbornaskolan 1 ledde inför dagens avgörande singelspel, men det var många lag som jagade bakom. Uttrycket ”Släkten är värst” används ibland, och det blev passande för dagens runda.  

    Med ett nysatt banrekord på 61 slag, elva under par, ledde Linn Grant sitt lag, Filbornaskolan 2, under finaldagen. 

    - Jag spelade stabilt idag och slog framförallt riktigt bra wedgar och drivar. Man får många inspel med wedgar på denna banan och det drog jag verkligen nytta av idag, säger Linn efter sin runda. 

    Linns lagkamrater, Hugo Larsson, Edvin Bäckström och Hugo Thyr spelade fin golf även de, och med 566 slag totalt, tio under par, kunde lag Filbornaskolan 2 ta hem vinsten. Endast ett slag bakom hittar vi Filbornaskolan 1, som med sina 567 slag, nio under par, alltså slutar på andra plats precis efter sina skolkompisar. Med andra ord var det en lyckad dag för Filbornaskolan, och inte minst för Camilla Bryngelsson, kapten för båda lagen. Birgittaskolan (Linköping) slutar på tredje plats med sina 572 slag, fyra under par, och kan åka från Gränna med bronsmedaljerna.  

    Med det vill tävlingsledningen tacka spelare, kaptener, Gränna Golfklubb och alla andra som på något sätt varit delaktiga till att göra tävlingen så lyckad. Stort grattis till Filbornaskolan 2! 

    Resultat

    Bilder

    Skribent och fotograf: Ludvig Forssman

  3. Sensommarväder för gymnasieeleverna
  4. Mästerskap

    Sensommarväder för gymnasieeleverna

    Vilken skola är egentligen Sveriges bästa golfgymnasium? Det får vi svar på imorgon när Skol-SM 2018 ska avgöras. Idag har första dagen av årets upplaga gått av stapeln på Gränna Golfklubb i Småland.

    Först och främst, vilket sensommarväder vi har bjudits på idag. Det är nog ingen som haft synpunkter på dagens golfväder, möjligtvis att vindarna var lite starka under förmiddagen. När det kommer till golfen, så har spelarna bjudit på fin golf på Grännas underhållande bana. Tävlingen spelas under två tävlingsdagar, och totalt 54 hål ska avverkas (36+18). Idag, tisdag, har varje lag ställt upp med fyra spelare, två foursomepar, på förmiddagen, och exakt samma upplägg under eftermiddagen. Imorgon, onsdag, spelar fyra spelare från varje lag singelspel. 

    I ledning efter första dagens spel hittar vi Filbornaskolan 1 (Riksidrottsgymnasium Helsingborg) på totalt 282 slag, sex under par. Tätt bakom skuggar Birgittaskolan (Linköping) på 285 slag, tre under par. Filbornaskolan 2 har placerat sig på tredjeplats på 290 slag, två över par. Dagens lägsta score signerades av Sara Ericsson och Hampus Wijkström, som i sin foursome under förmiddagen hade 66 slag, sex under par. 

    Imorgon ska alltså Skol-SM 2018 avgöras. Varje lag ställer upp med fyra spelare, som spelar singelspel, där alla fyra resultat räknas i lagets totalscore. Med andra ord är det mycket som kan hända imorgon, så nu ser vi framemot en spännande finaldag. Resultat, startlista och bilder hittar ni nedan. 

     

    Startlista rond 3 

    Resultat

    Bilder

    Skribent: Ludvig Forssman

  5. Recap: European Girls' Team Championship Day 5 Match Play
  6. Mästerskap

    Recap: European Girls' Team Championship Day 5 Match Play

    Italy crowned champions at the 2018 European Girls' Team Championship after a win over Spain in the final.

    The Italian team won both foursomes in the morning in the gold medal match and in the afternoon, Spain did fight back. But in the end this year the Italians were to good to let this slip thru their fingers.

    Anna Zanusso won early and then they just needed one more match to go their way. It was Caterina Don who got the honor of securing that final point. She won on hole 17 and the only other Italian there was her caddie Benedetta Moresco and they celebrated shortly before running to meet the rest of the Italian team.


    This was the second European Team Championship win for the Italian girls in the history of this championship. The first came in 2016 and last year they were runner ups behind Sweden.

    Sweden, the defending champions, finished in third place after beating Czech Republic in the bronze medal match. It was a tight match but both Louise Rydqvist and the Andrea Grimberg-Lignell won single matches on the 18th and Sweden got a well-deserved medal.


    Team Italy

    Virginia Bossi
    Caterina Don
    Benedetta Moresco
    Alessandra Nobilio
    Emilie Alba Paltrinieri
    Anna Zanusso
    Team Captain: Stefano Sardi 


    One team left Forsgårdens Golf Club with a trophy, but all 114 participants, coaches and captains left with memories that will last a long time.


    A big thank you to all staff and volunteers from Forsgårdens Golf Club that made this championship a grand success. Your effort from dusk till dawn, your smiles and your focus on both details and the big picture is a large part of what made this championship enjoyable for all.


    Safe travels and see you all in Spain next year at Parador de El Saler.

    Results
    https://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/?language=2057#/competition/1644746/teammatchscores/3

    Pictures
    All images are free to use both on web, social media and in print in relation to reports or posts related to this championship. Images to be credited to Goran Soderqvist.  

    Picture from day 5 match play to be found here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/goranphoto/albums/72157671160403388

     

    The Format
    The championship is played over five days. The first two rounds are stroke play qualifying were each team plays six players counting five scores as the team score.

    After two rounds the top eight teams goes on to play for the championship in match play. The stroke play will determine the seeded order for the match play with 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5.

    The other teams that did not made the championship rounds plays on as well. They are playing for places and pride; this part is also decided in match play.


    About the venue
     
    Forsgården Golf Club there are 27 beautiful holes of golf situated only five minutes by car from the center of Kungsbacka. The 2018 European Girls’ Team Championship will be played on the Masters Course, a parkland golf course and host venue of the Scandinavian Masters on the European Tour in 1993 and 1996.

    About golf in Sweden
    Sweden have 457 Golf Clubs. These golf clubs have 468.570 golfers as members and they are also registered to the Swedish Golf Federation. In 2017 6.962.000 rounds of golf were booked in Sweden, 33 073 new memberships were signed to Swedish Golf Clubs and the net growth of players were 4.618.
       
    Sweden is a contender where ever there are golf being played. Six different Swedish players have major championships to their credit with a total 16 major championships. Swedish players also have 116 wins on the LPGA, 87 wins on the LET, 26 wins on the PGA Tour and 110 wins on the European Tour.