Team Finland were triumphant in the 2017 Nordic Open Golf Day, narrowly edging out Sweden in the team scores, and taking the Nordic Open Golf Trophy from 2016 Champions, Norway.
The top 3 teams in this years event were:
- Finland 3 – Peter Vainio (Finland), Geoff Stone (Finland), Lachlan Charnock (Finland), Michael Antonievich (Norway) – With a Net Score of 56
- Sweden 2 – Anders Bergland (Sweden), Johan Sandahl (Sweden), Robert Steiner (Sweden) – With a Net Score of 57
- Finland 2 – Erika Wathen (Finland), Tuomas Wathen (Finland), Antti Vappula (Finland) and Will Begg (Finland) – With a Net Score of 60
As you can see, there was not much in it.
Longest Drive went to Will Begg (Finland) – 115m
Closest to the Pin went to Johan Sandahl (Sweden)
Thanks go to the event sponsors Finnair, Fiskars, Kalmar, Rapala and The Goods Tube without whose support this event would not have been possible.
As mentioned above, the Nordic Open Golf Trophy passes from Norway to Finland this year, with the Finns finishing with a average 9 under par. They were closely followed by the Danes with 8 under par and the Swedes with 6 under par. Let’s see if the Finns can hold onto it next year or if it goes to one of our neighbours.
Some photos from the day can be found on the FACC Flickr Photostream at:
More photos, including photos from the awards ceremony, will be added to Flickr as the come to hand.