Linn Grant and Falko Hanisch win the 14th Allianz German Boys & Girls Open 2017!
Not only athletically, but also weatherwise the spectators held their breath. After the tournament started with beautiful weather conditions, the final day was not supposed to turn out as good as the first days. Thundercoulds forced the competition committee to suspend the competiton. The game could be resumed, but unfortunatly after two hours playing the next thunderclouds came up and there was no other choice to cancel the third round conclusively. Similar to last year, only the first two rounds took account of the result. Consequently Linn Grant and Falko Hanisch emerged as the winners of the 14th Allianz German Boys and Girls Open 2017!
The Swede Linn Grant pointed her way with a round of 66 on the championship course "Rot" and shared the lead with Emma Spitz from Austria, after day one. On the following day Linn showed her skills again and played on the course "St. Leon" a 4 under par and claimed to the the top of the leaderboard and finally won the title with 12 under par. Emma Spitz won the silver medal with -11, followed by 15-year-old Annabell Fuller, who played 10 under par and won against two other players, who also played 10 under par due to drawing of lots.
The boys competition won Falko Hanisch, who made use of his last chance to win the Allianz German Boys & Girls Open. After a 3 under par on the first day, Falko put himself in a good position for the upcoming days. On Friday he followed up the 3 under with a fabulous round of 66 on course "Rot" and claimed the title in the boys competition. The silver medal won the Czech Jiri Zuska, with 7 under Par and Jannik De Bruyn from Germany came third a final score of 5 under Par.
In the boys nations' competition, Germany I consisting of Nick Bachem, Falko Hanisch and David Rauch won the title with 16 under par. Second place took Denmark II with 9 under par, aswell as Germany II with the players Jannik de Bruyn, Tim Mayer and Cedric Otten. Schweden II clamid the girls title with 19 under par, followed by Sweden I with -17. Italy came third with 13 under par.
To the sporting highlights of the tournaments belongs Tereza Kozeluhova´s Hole-in-One on the 4th hole on the championship course "St.Leon". Additionally on the first day the girls, broke course record of course "Rot" 13 times and showed, how high-quality the starting field is, which competes in this significant tournament in St. Leon-Rot. Now Linn Grant and Emma Spitz are holding the course record with 66 strokes.
Also the Irish tourplayer and Ryder Cup Captain 2014 Paul McGinley, who followed the invitation of the lead sponsor Allianz and came to St. Leon-Rot, was impressed form the tournament and its paticipants: " On which level the youth are playing in their class of age, is fascinating. It´s one of the most important european tournaments for this age group and an outstanding event. It was fun, getting to know the boys and girls. I´m sure that we will see some of them on the European Tour, in a couple years."
FINAL ROUND 1 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT - Course St.Leon
FINAL ROUND 1 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT - Course Rot
FINAL ROUND 2 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT - Course St.Leon
FINAL ROUND 2 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT - Course Rot
FINAL ROUND 3 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT- Course St.Leon - Championship Round
FINAL ROUND 1 / GOLF CLUB ST. LEON-ROT - Course St. Leon
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