The Club Championship events made a significant impact on the standings as 44 different people earned KCT points for their efforts... following that I added in the scores from the reikäpeli events where 61 different players will earn KCT points... and yesterday the results from the August monthly competitions and the monthly competition overall standings were added to the picture also.
The Kytäjä Trophy on the 15th of September represents the last chance for most people to earn KCT points and improve their position, although the situation can also be impacted by any matchplay finals played before that date.
The current standings in the top 30 of the KCT can be seen below, click on the picture to see the full list of the 120 players who have earned KCT points so far this season.
The monthly competitions were responsible for some of the biggest changes in the top 30 over the past weeks. Lauri Uusitalo looks to have played his way into the final with his second place in the August SE course monthly competition while Risto Gört catapulted himself up to 6th place thanks to earning 170 KCT points for his victory in the same competition, his 4th place in the August NW course monthly competition and his 6th place finish in the overall kk-kisa standings.
Jesper Grimbergen also looks to have secured himself a top-5 place in the KCT Order of Merit with his excellent win in the overall monthly competition standings. His total of 189 points for the monthly competition, an average of 37.8 points per round, was especially remarkable because he only played 5 rounds while many of his rivals played in all seven rounds of the competition (the best 5 scores from each player count). Congratulations to Jesper!
Elsewhere the first of the years matchplay competitions was decided last week when Camilla Sommar managed to defeat Pirjo Halin in the final of the Naisten Tasoituksellinen Reikäpeli. There were some fantastic matches in this event, both finalists had managed to come back from being 3 down during the back nine of their semi-final! Please see here for a report on that competition. It is especially to Milla's credit that she managed to retain her title despite the fact that, as the lowest handicap player in the event, she was most impacted by the fact that this years event was played with full handicap difference (compared to 3/4 of the difference in previous years). Congratulations to Milla!
This weekend we have a Suomen Golfliitto event coming to Kytäjä as the season's final Mid-Tour event (a 36 hole scratch strokeplay event for amateur and professional players aged 35 and older) is played on the South East course. There is a strong "home" presence in the field with Kytäjä players lining up in both the ladies event (Minna Kaarnalahti, Camilla Sommar, Tuula Puputti) and the mens event (Niko Helin, Sampo Laisi, Petri Syrjänen, Timo Seppälä, Kai Kurikka, Jussi Nykänen and myself). Hopefully the home club players are featuring in the prizes!
Until next time,