The Allianz German Boys & Girls Open 2011 was filled with suspense up to the very end! The Austrian, Marlies Krenn, caught up with Karolin Lampert – whom all our hopes were pinned on – at the last few holes of the third round. After a strong 69 round and four birdies at the last 5 holes, she was tied with Karolin and both players ended the tournament with a total of 215 strokes and one under par. Karolin und Marlies then went into the playoffs.
The tension rose when both scored a par at the first extra hole and therefore need to tee off once again. The Austrian girl did not have as much luck at the second extra hole, almost hit her drive into the water and collected a penalty stroke. Karolin remained calm and won the German Girls Open 2011 par against bogey after four fantastic rounds (71, 70 and 69) and an exciting playoff. Katja Pogacar from Slovenia came in third place with a total score of 217 strokes and happily took receipt of the bronze medal.
The boys’ tournament was just as exciting: Maximilian Rottluff from Hubbelrath – who was 7 strokes ahead after the first two rounds – did not have as much luck at the last 9 holes of the final round. Goncalo Pinto from Portugal had a spectacular finish with four birdies at the final holes.
When the third flights, Alexander Matlari (GC St. Leon-Rot), Maximilian Rottluff and the French boy, Romain Langasque, reached the 18th hole, Matlari and Rottluff were tied and therefore both had the chance to win the tournament. Once again luck was not on Rottluff’s side as he just barely missed the hole. He ended the third round with a par and the tournament with a total of 214 strokes. Alexander Matlari was very focused and holed out for birdie thereby securing for himself the gold medal with a total of 3 under par.
In the end Goncalo Pinto and Maximilian Rottluff were tied. Pinto had a better final round and therefore received the silver medal while Rottluff had to settle for bronze.
Christopher Dammert from the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot is under the best 10 boy players, coming in 6th place.
Team Germany (Karolin Lampert, Quirine-Louise Eijkenboom (Münchener GC) and Antonia Scherer (GC Augsburg)) received a gold medal after the second round at the Nations Cup with a total of 288 strokes ahead of the Team from the Czech Republic (294 Strokes) and the team from Slovenia.
The German boy’s team was able to win two medals. Maximillian Rottluff – together with his team players Maximilian Mehles and Stefan Still (Münchener GC) – won the gold medal with a total of 285 strokes, ahead of Team Germany II (Christopher Dammert, Alexander Matlari and Maximilian Oelfke from St. Leon-Rot) with 286 strokes and the team from Portugal (290 strokes).
After the award ceremony the two winners were traditionally thrown into the lake, but still made a good impression during further interviews and the entry in the golden book of the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot.