Saturday is known as moving day in golf and no one made a bigger move at the European Open in Finland today than Ken Climo. The Champ played a golden round, birdieing the first 5 holes and the last 4 en route to a course record 12 down 1080 rated 48. Kenny only slipped up once when his fairly routine approach on #14 was a little short and he failed to cash the elevated basket from 23’. KC moved from 6th to 3rd, and now sits two back of co-leaders 2008 World Champ Dave Feldberg and 2008 Scandinavian Open Champ Jesper Lundmark.
Team Latitude’s Jesper Lundmark shot a smoking round of -10 with 12 birdies and 2 bogeys to take a 2 throw lead at 19 down after Day 2 at the Euro Open. His sizzling 50 was matched by fellow Swede Anders Swärd who now sits tied 2nd with Team USA Captain Dave Feldberg. Swärd was on fire from the get-go - his opening drive hit dead center chains before being spit out, and he birdied the first 5 holes en route to a bogey-free round. Feldberg matched Anders’ 10 birdies, but like yesterday his only blemish was a double, this time on the water hole #13.
Day 1 at the 2009 European Open ran very smoothly, with the gods of weather cooperating after a night of rain, despite a forecast that called for more showers. There were many stories from round 1 led by 2-time defending champ Carrie “Queen of Finland” Berlogar. Her 991-rated 2-under 58 featured a mere single bogey on the OB-strewn Epila Park Course, vaulting her into a 3 throw lead over World Champ Val Jenkins and Finland’s top female disc golfer, Anne Matilainen. Burl’s super steady play was reflected in the facts that only 2 of the event’s 111 players went bogey-free, and only the top third of Open division turned in under par scores.