Thongchai Jaidee triumphs at the first
Porsche European OpenOver 25,000 spectators on four days: Porsche very pleased
Bad Griesbach. Thongchai Jaidee is the first winner of the
Runner-up Storm also went round the last 18 holes in 67 but missed out on a possible playoff by bogeying the 17th. In third place was the Swede Pelle Edberg who ended the tournament on 14 under par after shooting a 69. Australian Scott Hend, whose round of 65 was the day’s best, moved up to fourth (-13). After recording a 70 on Sunday, Ryder Cup winner Jamie Donaldson (Wales) (-12) was one place back in joint fifth along with, amongst others, Englishman Ross Fisher who had to be content with a par 71 final round.
The leading German was yet again the golf legend Bernhard Langer. On the final day, as so often in his career, he showed his consistency and ended the tournament in joint 24th on eight under par after posting a 69. “I really enjoyed myself here,” said Langer, “And looking at the spectators, they too. They seemed to like watching a 58-year old holding his own with the youngsters. Congratulations to everybody behind this tournament.”
A 7,200 crowd followed the action around the course on Sunday. Over the four days of the tournament, over 25,000 spectators came along to the Beckenbauer Golf Course, savoured both the top class golf served up by the professionals and the supporting programme of events in the Public Village. “I’m thrilled with the way the week has gone,” said Tournament Director Dominik Senn from the Swiss organisers, 4Sports & Entertainment AG. “It’s very clear that the tournament has basically lived from the fantastic player field here and the main sponsor.”
After its first appearance on the professional golf stage,
Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity to inform themselves about the current
The final standings:
1. (-17): Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand); 2. (-16): Graeme Storm (England); 3. (-14): Pelle Edberg (Sweden); 4. (-13) Scott Hend (Australia), T5 (-12): Lucas Bjerregaard (Norway), Jamie Donaldson (Wales), Ross Fisher (England), Rikard Karlsberg (Sweden); T9 (-11): Richard Bland, John Parry (both England), Sören Kjeldsen (Norway).
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