Gebwell Championship was something new and interesting for Sand Valley Golf Resort – after all, we are largely a Finnish-owned golf resort and now we had a Finnish company being the titular sponsor of an ECCO Tour event.
President of Gebwell Poland, Dariusz Wellenger noted at the prize ceremony that “it was a logical move to sponsor a golf tournament as it is a sport that is closely linked to nature and Gebwell’s mission is to develop ecological heating systems that will help us in transitioning to greener forms of energy. More information about Gebwell at their web page: https://gebwell.fi/en/
“Everything went according to the script and we were also happy the get a podium finish from a Finnish player – Matias Honkala who finished on tied third place at -10. As always huge thanks goes to our staff went who made sure that everything was running perfectly. Day ended on a players party at the clubhouse and I think it’s also important to relax in the middle of such a marathon Spring Series of three back to back tournaments”. CEO of Sand Valley Antti Pohjonen said.
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Swedish Charlie Lindh was able to lift a trophy for the first time on the ECCO Tour when he cruised to victory at the second tournament on Polish soil, the GEBWELL Championship.
Charlie Lindh is no stranger to playing for victory on the ECCO Tour, but the Swede had not yet managed to finish on top – until today. It could also indicate that there were some nerves from the morning, when Charlie, who started with a kind of lead, had to note a bogey on the 2nd hole. But the Swede quickly shook off his nerves and the bogey was followed by four birdies on the next six holes. From there it looked like the Swede switched on the auto par pilot and with 10 pars in the remaining 10 holes, Charlie Lindh was finally at the top of the podium.
The players who should have made it difficult for Charlie, including Danish Alexander George Frances and Axel Boasson, did not seem to threaten much early in the round. But birdies on the 12th to 15th holes from the latter brought the Icelander within a stroke, and looked to create some tension before the final holes. Unfortunately, a bad drive and some clever tricks cost Axel, who had to write 6 strokes on the par 4 hole 16. This gave Charlie three strokes to play before the last two holes, which the Swede certainly took advantage of.
Axel Boasson (-11) thus finished in second place, followed by Matias Honkala, Marcus Garfield Hansen and Alexander George Frances, who all three finished in third place at -10 for the tournament. The best rounds of the day were made by Rasmus Holmberg and Jesper Asp Hagborg, who both made rounds of 67 (-5).
With the victory, Charlie Lindt climbs back to the top of the Road to Europe ranking, followed by compatriot Christofer Blomstrand and with Finnish Matias Honkala in third place. We have to go down to eighth place to find the best Dane, Søren Broholt Lind.
The next tournament on the ECCO Tour starts tomorrow, when we play the Sand Valley Spring Series Final – by ECCO.
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