Kivi and Lautre crowned Junior Match Play Champions

Foto: Kadri Palta

This weekend, Junior Match Play Championships took place on two courses in Pärnu. Ralf Johan Kivi (Niitvälja Golf Club) and Nicky Zoe Lautre (Estonian Golf & Country Club) were crowned winners.

Amongst boys, 15 players started the hunt for the title and the final turned out to be a duel between two Niitvälja Golf Club members. This time, victory belonged to the younger contestant who defeated Markus Varjun 4&3. The bronze medal belonged to Rauno Pikk (Estonian Golf & Country Club) after defeating Robin Udodov (Niitvälja Golf Club) at the second extra hole. In the morning semifinal, Markus Varjun achieved a rare albatross (the second stroke from 160 metres, 7-iron), which was, according to current knowledge, the second ever albatross in the history of Pärnu Bay Golf Links.

Results: places 1─8

Results: places 9─15

The girls’ final score was 2&1 and the silver medal belonged to Meribel Malva (Rae Golf Club). The bronze medal went to the same club, as Annabel Kadak defeated Danielle Truusa (Estonian Golf & Country Club) with the result 4&3. Results

With this title, Nicky Zoe Lautre made it to the World Amateur Golf Ranking.