Best course conditions, pure excitement and temperatures up to 33°C. The 12th Allianz German Boys & Girls Open at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in 2015 was again a complete success, especially because of the without doubt best field of athletes in the history of this tournament.
Talents from 18 countries (e.g. Brazil and Iceland) came to St. Leon-Rot and more than 97 percent of the players had a plus handicap. The new champions are Leonie Harm (Golf Club St. Leon-Rot/-11) and Thomas Rosenmüller (GC München Eichenried/ -10).
The night before the players walked on the course for their first of three tournament rounds, the event was traditionally inaugurated with a big player’s night, where fun took the center stage. In addition to a tasty dinner, a great bingo game, the most important information on the tournament and video greetings from Charley Hull, is an English professional golfer who becoming the youngest competitor to participate in the international Solheim Cup 2013. Everybody was looking forward to the big raffle, for which they required not only luck this year but also some golf knowledge.
The girls’ leaderboard was very interested on the final day. Hollie Muse from England was on its top before teeing off on Sunday, followed by Puk Lyng Thomsen (Denmark) and Leonie Harm from the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot. However, Hollie made some mistakes after a strong start and just scored a 75 (+3). She had to be finishing as ninth overall. It should become the big day of Leonie Harm who was one shot behind the leader after the first two rounds. After a neck-and-neck round with Esther Henseleit (Hamburger GC / -10) on the third day Leonie won the girls’ competition with a final score of 205 (-11).
Thomas Rosenmüller took the lead from the start and won the boys´ competition of the 12th Allianz German Boys & Girls Open. On the 18-hole ‘St. Leon’ course he played a 70, finally winning after results of 68, 68 and 70 shots with a total of 206 strokes. The second and third winners were William Enefer from England (208 strokes) and the Dane John Axelsen (209 strokes). Only one player from the host club made the cut: Raphael Geißler. He has finished with shared sixth places after results of 75, 68 and 68 with a total of 211 strokes.
In the nations’ competition the German girls (Leonie Harm, Esther Henseleit and Alexandra Förstling) came in first with a total of 275 shots and their male compatriots (Thomas Rosenmüller, Max Schmitt and Michael Hirmer) finished also as first with a final score of 277 shots.
During all three tournament days the players could demonstrate in front of an impressive crowd – thanks to all the spectators – how exciting golf can be. The best spot to have a look at the young European top athletes and not to miss any championship deciding action was the major grandstand at hole 18. Just as the big tour events, the GBGO were professionally commentated by Frank Adamowicz. Alongside to the final day of the 12th Allianz German Boys and Girls Open, traditionally the open day of St. Leon-Rot Golf Club took place with 1500 guest.
We would like to thank our event partner, the German Golf Association (Deutscher Golf Verband) for our cooperation and emphasise that we would not be able to implement such a tournament without the passionate commitment of its long-standing namesake and sponsor Allianz. A great thank you is adressed also to our performance partner.