Wanted: the Swiss Pitch & Putt Champion 2015!

This was the slogan on the entry form......

Wanted: the Swiss Pitch & Putt Champion 2015!

This was the slogan on the entry form for the Swiss Pitch and Putt Championship 2015.  The form also announced a new and interesting format:

18 holes Stroke play with the best eight scores qualifying for Matchplay over six holes.

At the beginning of the day, all participants played 18 holes strokeplay (gross). Silvano Umberg, the 2014 champion, was the best scorer with 50 strokes (4 under).

Silvano led the eight Matchplay qualifiers, followed by Erich Herger (56), Markus Planzer, Daniel Wunderlin (both 57), Martin Benz,  Ueli Lamm, Dany

Beltrametti (all with 59) and Ferruccio Albisetti (60) occupied eighth place.

As is customary, the first Matchplay quarter final set in opposition top seed and bottom seed. That meant Silvano against Ferruccio. In a surprise development, Ferruccio won the game to qualify for the semi-final.

After this shock, the semi-finalists player took a break while the rest of players, including the four Matchplay losers, played another 9 holes, as the total of 18 holes and 9 holes counted for the Net prizes.

Back in the clubhouse, it was the turn of the Strokeplay players to get a break but it was really nice to see that they accompanied the Matchplay semi-finalists: Daniel eventually defeating Ferruccio While Ueli beat Erich. 

That meant a final between Ueli Lamm (SPPA Vice President, Captain) against Daniel Wunderlin (ASG National Fitness coach)… and the two player provided the spectators with a game of the highest level: a real birdie fest! Ueli won the two first holes in birdies. Then it was Daniel’s turn to win two holes with successive birdies. The fifth was halved in par, while on the last hole, Ueli was crowned Swiss Pitch and Putt Champion 2015 with a birdie Putt from about 1.50m!

Congratulations to Ueli the 2015 Champion (he previously won in 2010) but also to Daniel, Runner-up.  You presented us with a grand and superlative game, the like of which was not previously seen in Switzerland.

Many thanks to all players for their participation and for accompanying the Matchplay games on the course.   That has given enormous status and credibility to the Swiss Pitch & Putt Championship 2015!




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