“Youth prevails” – this is how we could sum up the two intense days at Sand Valley G&CC. After the first round it was already clear that it would be the youngest players, members of the Polish national team, who would compete for victory in the tournament’s general classification – gross stroke play.
The second round confirmed those presumptions. Julia Korus, representing Tyski Klub Golfowy (Tychy Golf Club), managed to retain the lead she had gained the day before. Her second round score, 77 strokes, was enough to let her stand on the top podium spot and receive the main prize from Dr Irena Eris. The second spot on the podium was taken by her teammate in the Polish national team, Dorota Zalewska, who had the best score of the second round (75 strokes). The third place went to Maria Żrodowska of the Tokary golf club.
During the two tournament days 12 special contest holes and 2 additional competitions were played with awards funded by the tournament partners. On the first day Beata Bednarek-Zielińska won the Tag Hauer Nearest competition after demonstrating tremendous precision and sending the ball just 8 centimeters off the line.
Intense emotions were also stirred by the Perrier-Jouët Nearest to the Pin contest on the 10th hole. The prize was a 9-liter bottle of champagne – the only one in this part of Europe. Elżbieta Panas came out victorious in the competition.
Altogether, during the two rounds at Sand Valley the ladies played 21650 strokes using as many as 400 balls!
Now it is only one year until the 10th, jubilee edition of the tournament!