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Scandinavians rule at Athens golf tournament

The 22nd International Amateur Golf Tournament took place at the Athens Golf Club in Glyfada from Thursday to Sunday last week, with 150 golfers from 15 countries taking part, the Hellenic Golf Federation announced late on Tuesday. Participants came from the following countries: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. The men’s championship was won by Kasper Linnet Jorgensen of Denmark, ahead of compatriot Mark Flindt Haastrup. In third place was Lars Petter Brovold of Norway and, in fourth place, Antti Ahokas of Finland. Rounding out the standings, in fifth place, was Steve Parthenis, captain of the Greek National Team. Suzanna Mosmon of the Czech Republic won the women’s championship, while Norway captured second and third place with Lynn Krog and Marianne Skarpnord, respectively. The Nations Cup for Men – the team event – was won by Finland’s A team, ahead of Denmark and Finland’s B team. The women’s team competition was won by Norway, ahead of the Czech Republic and Finland. Heinz Werdehausen of Germany won the senior championship, ahead of Greece’s Gregory Raftopoulos and Nick Kartsonas. The awards dinner was attended by, among others, former Prime Minister and avid golfer Georgios Rallis, Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Deputy Economy and Finance Minister Petros Doukas, also the president of the Hellenic Golf Federation. «We witnessed some outstanding golf… We are trying hard to accelerate the development of golf in Greece and improve the performance of our national teams,» Doukas said. The tournament’s major sponsors were Johnnie Walker Black Label, Athens Airport and Eurobank Private Banking.