Mattias Varjun still leads after the second day, also staying ahead of the professionals
The second day of Niitvälja Karikas was defined by difficult weather conditions, due to which the tournament was also paused for an hour. In spite of bad weather, the best results were played by Niitvälja Golf School’s stars Mattias Varjun, Timo Raukas and Carl Enn Hellat, as well as last year’s runner-up in men’s class, Tyko Tuohimaa (Pickala Golf Club).
The amateur men’s leading position is still held by Mattias Varjun (Niitvälja Golf Club), who was the only one today playing under par with 71 strokes (-1). The second place belongs to Tyko Tuohimaa (Pickala Golf Club), who has played to par both days. The third place is shared by Timo Raukas and Carl Enn Hellat, both from Niitvälja Golf Club and both with a two-day result of 147 strokes (+3). Yesterday’s number three Ralf Johan Kivi (Rae Golfiklubi) is now fifth with today’s 77 strokes (+5).
The professional class is now led by Sander Aadusaar (Niitvälja Golf Club), who finished the second day with 75 strokes (+3). Right behind him is last year’s runner-up Egert Põldma (Rae Golfiklubi) with today’s result of 77 strokes (+5). The third place is shared by two Finns, Eetu Isometsä (Vihti Golf Club) and Eemil Alajärvi (Aurinki Golf), both having made two birdies and finishing the day with 76 strokes (+4).
The women’s class is still led by Annika Koitmaa (Niitvälja Golf Club), whose result today was 77 strokes (+5). Six strokes behind in total are Karola Soe (Saaremaa Golf & Country Club) with today’s 78 strokes (+6), as well as Mariliis Palm (Estonian Golf & Country Club) with 80 strokes (+8). It should be mentioned that both of them made an eagle on the ninth hole – Karola yesterday, Mariliis today.
Men’s mid-amateur class witnessed many changes on the second tournament day. The top position was snatched by Tuomas Rautaheimo (Uudenkaupungin Golfklubi) with 82 strokes (+10) on the second round, thus climbing three positions. The first day’s leader Joel Rothberg (Niitvälja Golf Club) fell to second place with 86 strokes (+14) today. The third place is held by another Niitvälja Golf Club’s player Anders Anderson, who finished today with 84 strokes (+12).
The senior men’s class is now led by Benno Maaring (Otepää Golfiklubi) with 81 strokes today (+9). Just two strokes behind are both Enn Pääro (Niitvälja Golf Club) and Andrew Darlington (Vuosaari Golf Helsinki).
The senior women’s number one is now Anneli Esken (Estonian Golf & Country Club) with today’s result of 87 strokes (+15). Ulvi Ingver (Niitvälja Golf Club) is second having played the second round with 92 strokes (+20). Anne Petter (Niitvälja Golf Club), who shared the top position yesterday, is now third with 101 strokes (+29) today.
3/5 of the players in each class will continue in tomorrow’s finals. The final day starts at 8 am and the tournament culminates in prize ceremony at 5 pm.
Photo: Mattias Varjun / Mats Soomre, soomre.com