Copenhagen Open 2010 is over
- All results are published on the PDGA Europe website here.
With less than a week to go before the first tee-off, all flights to and from Denmark were cancelled because of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull; it looked like many players would not be able to make it. In the end, 90 players made it to the Copenhagen Open, including many of Europe’s best players.
- Results from Friday's doubles here.
- Pictures in Media/downloads.
The weather was pretty much perfect, with sunshine the entire weekend. Although the weather was beautiful, it was also rather cool, with temperatures around 11 degrees. The course is among the longest on the EuroTour at 2388 meters. Combined with the fact that it is often windy in Denmark, the risk for major swings in scores (and sanity) is ever-present, even for very good players. The par 64 course was rated with an SSA of 59.
The first round on Saturday was accompanied by some wind and even some of the good players struggled to get a round in under par. However, this was not the case for reigning European Champion from Finland, Ville Piippo, who threw a nine under par, 55. The closest competitors were Anders Swärd and Robert Buzasy, both of whom finished the round at 57. During the second round, the wind died down and scores improved across the board, as Piippo hung on to first place. Swärd played a phenomenal third round with a score of 51, 13 under par, which catapulted him into a three shot lead over Piippo. The 9 hole final round was played by the top four after three rounds, which also included Markus Källström and Emil Dahlgren. Swärd and Piippo were tied after the final nine holes and went to sudden death to find the winner of the 2010 Copenhagen Open. Anders Swärd won the tournament after the first hole.
Birgitta Lagerholm cruised to a very convincing win, with a margin of 10 throws over Camilla Jernberg in the Women’s division.
Hans Tägebeck won a comfortable victory in the Masters division by a margin of seven strokes. This was due in part to the 10 under par (54) he shot in the second round, which was the best score shot by any player during that round.
Thanks to the team and volunteers, whom without the Copenhagen Open would not have become the tournament it is today. Thanks to our sponsors as well.