Martin “Beard” Borgmeier wins the Belgium Championships after a memorable final
The “Beard” 375/371/380 defeats the English hitter Jordan Brooks 383/OB/363 in an amazing final decided by 2 sets 1.
21st April 2018.- Long Drivers European Tour‘s second event of the season did not hold any punches in terms of excitement, and Martin Borgmeier was the last man standing. It would’ve been easy to take Borgmeier’s chances for granted after the round of 16, with the matchplay bracket shaping up with names like Bryan Roberts and Vincent Palm, 2017 LDET champion Matt Nicolle, and Robin “The Hungarian Hulk” Horvath coming off his victory at the season opener in France.
The first quarterfinal match saw Jordan Brooks top Christo Kalender 358/354 to 346/320. Roberts (352/OB/352) knocked out Lee Gauthier (304/333/325) in the second match. The other semifinal round was crafted by a 342/354/350 to 346/352/330 win for Horvath over Palm, and Borgmeier’s 346/345/347 to 336/357/319 ousting of Nicolle.
Brooks then started the semifinals with a 332-yard blast, cushioning himself with another 329 yards and a final 368-yard closing statement. Bryan Roberts brought his big stick with 357- and 366-yard bombs, but an OB kept him from reaching the finals over Brooks.
With their would-be challenger set, Borgmeier and Horvath took to the teebox in a much anticipated matchup. In the end, the Hungarian Hulk’s 338/363/349 effort proved not enough to top the Beard’s 348/344/356 showing.
The Belgium Championships’ final round may very well go down as one of the best of the 2018 season — even though we’re only two events in. Brooks upped his game yet again with a 383-yard strike, his longest in the final round, giving Borgmeier an uphill fight in the first two sets. Then in the third set, after opening 375/371, the Beard launched a 380-yard bomb to clinch the championship over Brooks, who finished OB/363 in the end.
Horvath earned his second top-three finish of the season with a 320/361/363 win over Roberts (338/344/351) to claim the last spot on the podium and continue his early dominance of the 2018 LDET season.
Next on the LDET docket is the Sweden Championship at Täby Golf Klub May 4-5. The field of 40 long drivers is the largest field in the tour’s history, ensuring enough excitement to hold us over until the tour’s much-anticipated debut in Russia June 2-3.
The "bombers" are ready for this weekend!
Wednesday 18t April, MOL.- This Saturday 21st April don´t miss the second tour stop of the season: the BELGIUM LDET at Steenhoven Country Club from 9am.
During the day we will also have some cool activities: Nearest to the pin: the prize for a Par3 Hole in hole will be a 3 nights / 4 days free at Château de Pallanne for 2 person with unlimited access to the golf course.
The best of the Nearest to the pin competition will be awarded with a bottle of champagne + a Steenhoven gift card with free greenfee and a Steenhoven mug. Also Kids putting challenge.
Horvath, Nicolle, Lubbe, Marionex, Palm, Petrasch, Armstrong, Kivini, Borgmeier, Roberts.... Come this Saturday to watch the best "hitters"! BELGIUM LDET INFO
Last day to register for the Belgium event
Monday 16th April 2018.- Today is the deadline to register for the Belgium LDET Championship. The second tour stop of the season will take place at Steenhoven Country Club in the town of Mol. A really cool tournament is awaiting us next Saturday with a spectacular set up of our partner Red Bull. MORE INFO