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Report from the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Sweden

Germany wins team title and German, Swedish and British players win individual titles at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A record number of players and teams competed in the 2014 WMF World Adventure Golf Masters miniature golf tournament at the 18-hole Gullbergsbro BGK Adventure Golf course in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 17 and 18 May.

Germany triumphed in the team tournament, to become four-time champions. Sweden 1 were runners-up, with Sweden 2 in third place.

Fifty-three players and ten teams from seven countries contested minigolf titles in five individual and team categories in the fourth staging of the event.

Pasi Aho, WMF Sport Director said "WAGM 2014 was a great weekend of Adventure Golf at a great venue. Thanks to our Swedish hosts for a superb event! The scores were once again very good, and some unexpectedly low rounds were played. The final holes of the team competition were a true thriller. The participants are already now looking forward to the 2015 World Adventure Golf Masters in Hastings and new battles!"

Players from China, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Kosovo, Spain and Sweden were in action at the WMF World Adventure Golf Masters competition.

Bengt Svensson from the Svenska Bangolfförbundet said "Seven participating countries for this rather newly established competition is very good and we are especially delighted to welcome two new countries to the minigolf world - Spain and Kosovo. The competition was exciting with close results, especially in the team competition which decided on the last lane in the final round."

In tournament minigolf each hole is regarded as a par-2, with an 18-hole course being par-36.
  • Oleg Klassen (Germany) won the men's title with an average of 32 over his seven rounds.
  • Germany had a team average score of 33.3 over the seven rounds of the team event.
  • Adam Kelly (Great Britain) won the youth title with an average of 34.3 over the six rounds of individual play.
  • Jens Bergström (Sweden) won the senior men's title with an average of 33 over six rounds.
  • Linda Lundberg (Sweden) won the senior women's title with an average of 36.3 over six rounds.

The course record at the Gullbergsbro BGK Adventure Golf course was set by Great Britain’s Michael Smith with a score of 28(-8).

Full results can be found at http://ba.svbgf.se/2803/result.htm

Photos can be found at https://plus.google.com/photos/117510537325473326375/albums

The next international tournaments will be organised by the European Minigolf Sport Federation and are the Nations Cup in Neutraubling, Germany on the 7 and 8 June and the Seniors Nations Cup in Murnau, Germany on the same weekend.

The World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF) is the umbrella organisation of Minigolf sports association's worldwide and continental associations in Asia, Europe and America. There are four Minigolf systems recognised by the WMF – Concrete, Miniaturegolf, Feltgolf and Minigolf Open Standard (MOS).

For further information on the WMF and international Minigolf competitions please visit http://www.minigolfsport.com

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