Seniors crowned the best of the best

The best players of the Senior Open by Büroomaailm were announced today in Rae Golf. Players were put to the test with two days in pretty tough weather conditions.

In the most experienced men’s 70+ age group, Maido Pajo (Rae Golfclub) took the historic first title with a total of +26 (87, 83). Second place went to Ülo Pollil (EGCC) with a score of +32 (93, 83) and third place went to Tiit Villig (EGCC) with the same score of +32 (88, 88). The deciding factor in the battle between Polli and Villig was the result of the second day. The three were also awarded medals of the same colour at the Estonian Championships. Results

Also in the women’s 65+ age group, played for the first time, there was no match for Sirje Eichelmann (Rae Golfclub), who had a total score of +28 (84, 88). Second place went to Anne Petter (Niitvälja Golfclub) with a score of +50 (98, 96) and third place went to Svetlana Apart (Niitvälja Golfclub) with a score of +52 (97, 99). The three of them also won Estonian Championship medals. Results

In the men’s 65+ age group Karl Lell (Niitvälja Golfclub) maintained his opening day lead with a total of +20 (83,81). Second place belongs to Rein Sarapik (Rae Golfclub) with a score of +27 (84, 87). Third place went to Tõnu Toompuu (SGCC) with +35 (93, 86). The three also won the Estonian Championship medals. Results

The women’s 60+ class win and the gold medal of the Estonian Championship belongs to Monica Pihlak (EGCC), who played a total of +38 (90, 92). The runner-up was Liisa Pättiniemi-Fagerström (Master Golf Club) from Finland, who lost by just one stroke (93, 90). Third place and the silver medal of the Estonian Championship went to Ulvi Ingver (Niitvälja Golfclub) with a score of +40 (96, 88). However, the Estonian Championship bronze medalist was Küllike Varik (Niitvälja Golfclub) with a score of +45 (92, 97). Results

The winner of the men’s 60+ age group was American David Pursley (Ozo Golf Club) who shot a total of +15 (75, 84). After him came Toomas Tamme (Otepää Golf Club), who lost by one stroke and had a round of 80 on both days. But with that claiming the gold medal in the Estonian Championship. Third place and the silver medal of the Estonian Championships went to Aare Piirsoo (EGCC) with a total score of +18 (82, 80). Urmas Isok (EGCC) won the bronze medal of the Estonian Championships with exactly the same final score, and both rounds of play were the same. The last nine rounds were decisive for them. Results

Anneli Esken (EGCC) won the women’s 50+ age group. Esken’s rounds of 85 and 82 (+23 in total) gave her first place and gold in the Estonian Championship. Second place went to Finland, with Masters Golf Club’s Hannele Heikura carding rounds of 84 and 90 (+30). Third place and the silver medal of the Estonian Championships belongs to Siiri Haller (Rae Golfclub) with a score of +32 (81, 95). The bronze medal in the Estonian Championship went to Triinu Tombak (Niitvälja Golfclub) with a score of +35 (91, 88). Results

In the men’s 50+ class, however, the top three were the most international. Thomas Burley (Burnham & Berrow Golf Club) was the winner, with rounds of 78 and 73 (+7). Second place and the gold medal in the Estonian Championship went to Enn Pääro (Niitvälja Golfclub) who carded +12 (79, 77). Jan Larsson, the runner-up, took third place this time with a score of +18 (77, 85). The silver medal in the Estonian Championship went to Ake Andressoo with +19 (84, 79). Bronze, to Aivo Hommik (Niitvälja Golfclub), who shot 81 and 85 (+22). Results 

In addition to Büroomaailm, the prize table was set by: Meukow, Casa Cahrlize and Nike.

Photos: Kadri Palta

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