FIPPA Open 2016 at Koudum

View impressive coverage in leading Dutch magazine..

View impressive local press coverage of the event here.  Six pages of coverage in the leading Dutch magazine Weekly may be viewed in the image attachments below.

More pictures taken by Arti Van Mastrigt

Rolf Kwant's utter domination of the FIPPA Open continued at Koudum, Netherlands. The Dutch ace added an absolutely brilliant 45 final round to post a 54 hole aggregate of 141, that's 21 under par.  Kwant finished a full twelve strokes clear of runner-up Marcel Ahuis who scored 53 on Sunday.  Dutch international coach Rinus Huberts finished third third on 156.  Esther de Schiffart was a comprehensive winner in the ladies event.  Esther's Sunday 55 gave her a 160 aggregate.  That left Esther 14 clear of Tjitske de Jong.  With Rinus Huberts taking third overall, Noel Shannon won a very tense battle for senior honours.  Noel's 172 (54+56+62) tally left him one clear of Aart Timmerman and Jos Mentink.  Jos took second on the tiebreaker.

View photo album of the event here

Full scores are attached in the images below. The weather was excellent and the players are very satisfied with the course and arrangements.

Rolf Kwant carded a superb second 47 to maintain his lead at the FIPPA Open in Koudum.  Rolf was on 12 under par 96 and took a four shot shot advantage into Sunday's final round.  Marcel Ahuis added a second successive 50 for his 100 total.  Rinus Huberts was next best on 102.  Esther de Schiffart continued to dominate the ladies open.  Her 52 for 105 was fifteen clear of Tjitske de Jong.  Rinus Huberts qualifies for the seniors event so he was eight clear of Noel Shannon (56+54).  

Sunday tee times below.

In the first round, Rolf Kwant carded a five par 49 to lead by a single stroke from Marcel Ahuis.  Rinus Huberts was just another two strokes back on 52.  Esther de Schiffart fired a 53 to lead the ladies event by three shots from Joyce Van de Velde.  Ele Snieder was on 54 to lead the seniors category by one from Joep Van Mourik. 

Esther de Schiffart defeated Rolf Kwant in the final of the Matchplay warm up event in advance of the FIPPA Open at Koudum, Netherlands.

First and second round tee times here.

Full programme of events here

All the details including revised flyer and logo are attached.

Event Facebook page here

There are some temporary issues in Holland and there is currently no Dutch association affiliated to EPPA or to FIPPA.  The FIPPA/EPPA Board has approved a suggestion from FIPPA/EPPA President Victor Moscatel that:
1. Dutch players will be temporaily permitted to play as guests in international opens
2. the open event at Koudum in August 2016 (Saturday 13th Aug. - Sunday 14th Aug.) will go ahead and will be designated as the FIPPA Open.



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