The Estonian women’s team finished the World Championship in 43rd place. Sweden crowned world champion
The Women’s World Team Championships ended today in France, with Estonia’s women’s team doing their best on the final day to move up six places to 43rd overall, shared with Brazil. Elizaveta Sofia Reemet was the best Estonian player on the final day of the tournament, shooting 74. The score could have been better and she came very close to making par on the course, but unfortunately, she had to settle for four bogeys and a double bogey on the 15th as a result of too much haste. Anete Liis Adul added 81 strokes today.
Sweden was crowned world champion, tied with the defending champions USA (-13), and the third player’s score today was the decider. The third player for the Swedish women’s team had a one-shot better score today (73 v 74), as American Rachel Kuehn made a double bogey on the last hole, which meant a one-shot loss for the Swedes against the third score today. The winning team included Meja Ortenger, Ingrid Lindblad and Louise Rydqvist. Of these, Ortenger, along with Germany’s Helen Briem and American Rose Zhang, were also the best individually, with a total score of -7 for all four days. Third place was shared by Germany and Japan, who finished just one stroke worse overall, but the bronze medals went to the Germans. Spain, who finished fifth, lost out to them by one stroke. Results
The Czech women’s team was the best of the Eastern European teams, finishing in a very high 9th place. Among the teams from the neighbouring region, Finland came 22nd and Poland 23rd. We managed to leave behind Latvia and Ukraine, who both finished in 49th place shared, and Lithuania, who finished 51st. In the European ranking we were 23rd.
For the Estonian women’s team, it was the second time they had participated in the World Team Championships. The debut, with Annika Meos, Liis Kuuli and Mari Hütsi, was in 2012 in Turkey, where they finished 49th out of 53 teams. The Estonian women’s team has not participated in any other World Championships.
The 2023 World Championship will be held on a single field and will be open to just 36 countries. The event will take place at the end of the year in Dubai on the Greg Norman-designed Jumeirah Golf Fire Course. The rhythm of the competition will remain on an odd-numbered yearly or biennial basis.
Anete Liis Adul: “I’m so grateful to have had this experience. It was the first time for me to participate in such a high-level four-day competition. After a long and intense summer of golf, I felt a little tired in the last few days, but I tried my best. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to play very well because my short game was a bit of a let down, but nevertheless the two challenges gave me a lot of experience. I’m very happy to represent the Estonian national team and a big thank you to the Estonian Golf Federation and head coach Mark for this opportunity!”
Elizaveta Sofia Reemet: “I can’t say that my week was perfect from a playing point of view, but the emotions from the week will stay with me for a long time. I will probably remember the +3 result on the last day forever, so it was nice to end the tournament on a positive note. The courses were beautiful but also difficult.”
Karola Soe: “The last day of the competition was again difficult for me. The last day was the last day of the day for me. The last day was the last day of the tournament. I was confident in the iron shots, but unfortunately the instability of the kick-off didn’t give me many chances to hit the green. In addition, I was unstable on the putts. I am very proud of our team and we did well. We all gave our best and fought until the end. I didn’t do well in terms of results, but there are still a lot of positives to take away from the competition and a lot of good experience to build on.”
Mark Suursalu. It was an instructive week for the whole team. It was a great week for the team and the final result was a great week for us. The conditions here really highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the players.”