Good results on the last day of the U16 European Championships. As a team we beat Finland!

Estonians showed good results on the last day of the European Under-16 Championships. Ruut Kangust played the best today, making a par (rounds 83, 75, 72). A four place rise gave a shared 31st place in the tournament. Ralf Johan Kivi’s score today was +2 and overall gave him 30th place (73, 81, 74). Results

Elizaveta Sofia Reemet played a good round in the Ladies tournament, scoring +2 and this lifted her to be the best of the Estonians with a placement of T23 (77, 81, 74). Isabel Sirel’s rounds were 85, 89, 89. Results

The Estonian team moved up two places on the final day and finishhed on 17th place. However, most importantly, we beat Finland by one stroke! Results

Egeti Liiv, the coach who was at the tournament, said about the last day: “The close game on the grid was good but on a couple of holes bad shots came with a little bit of bad luck: overall the game and the feel of the grips got better and better every day.
Ralf’s shots were good. Isabel’s shots were unsteady and she had bad luck. The only luck was used on the 8th hole where a 20 meter birdie putt went in. Elizaveta’s tee shots were the best of the three days of the competition, putts went in nicely and pars were saved.”

Kangust, who showed his best game on the final day, said: “It was the first big tournament outside Estonia, so I was nervous. I can be satisfied with the results. At the beginning I had difficulties with the near game because the greens are fast and I’m not used to them. It was very interesting to see how the leaders played and I had a lot to learn.”