Emil Rosberg tops “strongest field ever” in Sweden Championships
Sunday 6th May 2018, Täby.- What was anticipated to be one of the best events of the Long Drivers European Tour season didn’t disappoint. Emil Rosberg of Gothenburg, Sweden, joined a number of familiar names in Saturday’s event played at Täby Golf Klub, ultimately securing his country the title for his home country.
The Sweden Championships saw the tour’s strongest field ever in Europe and the hometown crowd has something else to cheer about too.
Robin “The Hungarian Hulk” Horvath looked to add another podium finish to his strong 2018 season against C.J. Hellstrom, but his 337.5/349.3 showing fell short of Hellstom’s 351.6/359.9 in the first match. Then, 2018 Belgium Champion Martin Borgmeier faced off against the U.K’s Bry Roberts, who started slow with a 318.9 before finishing 352.2/OB. The Beard Borgmeier’s 355.1/OB/339.3 cemented his meeting with Hellstrom in the semis.
Match three came courtesy of Finland’s own Aleksi Kivini and Saku Korhonen. Korhonen (OB/270/348.8) qualified for the semifinals easily after Kivini failed to land one in the grid. and in the matchplay finale Rosberg met defending tour champion Matt Nicolle. Rosenberg dropped a pair of 357-yard bombs (357.9/357.1), besting Nicolle’s 335.2/356.6 and punching his ticket to the semifinals to face Korhonen.
Borgmeier began the semis in a bit of a shaky spot, landing OB in his first two sets against Hellstrom, but his 358.5/349.8 finish proved too much for Hellstrom’s 348.8/OB/357/325.5 to overcome. Rosberg and Korhonen dropped a pair of 338.9- yard bombs in their first semifinal set. But Rosberg raised the bar with 344.7 blast which was more than enough to best Korhonen’s OB finish.
And thus the stage was set for another superb LDET event: The home country hero Rosberg versus Belgium Champion, “The Beard” Borgmeier.
Rosberg came out swinging with a 353.9-yard bomb in the first set, just safe from Borgmeier’s 350.6 effort. Rosberg backed his first set up with a 350.5-yard blast of his own, and after 344.2-yard finish from Borgmeier, ensured the Sweden Championship stays in its home country.
Hellstrom secured the final podium position against Korhonen 296.7/343.8/353 to 357.8/323/341 for his first top-three finish of the season. And Borgmeier has something else to celebrate on top his second-place finish — with the first third of the 2018 season in the books, The Beard’s now the no.1 ranked LDET player.
With still so much more to come, including one of the most-anticipated events of the year, the Russia Championships at PeterHof Golf Club, next on the the schedule, this season continues to exceed all expectations. We’ll be previewing the tour’s debut in Russia and updating the LDET player rankings prior to the June 2nd-3rd event.
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Sweden LDET: this Saturday at Täby Golfklub
Friday 4th May.- The qualifying’s of the Sweden LDET will starts this Saturday at 9am. Three players will be hitting at the same time. The 40 players will play R1 (last ones to hit this round will be Horvath, Borgmeier & Nicolle) then Round 2 (all the players) and finally the Round 3 (all the players). The best sixteen hitters will qualify for the Top16.
NOTE: In case a player can´t finally compete for any last minute reason and they confirm us 24h before Saturday, we can take a player from the waiting list. As everybody knows, always there is a deadline for registrations and for this time we extended 8 spots more when we closed. We have 40 players for this event, which is considered the "strongest field ever in Europe". SCHEDULE & RESULTS
The Strongest field ever in Europe!
Monday 24th April 2018.- IMPORTANT: We have extended the list of players to 8 spots more for the SWEDEN LDET because we have managed to have 3 players at the same time hitting on the tee box during the qualifying’s and we will start early in the morning on Saturday 5th May.
Now we have 40 players and the registrations are closed. This will be considered THE STRONGEST FIELD EVER IN EUROPE!! See the players list