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 Stora Enso Cup - SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE - Friday, 6 November 2009

Event Report
Venue:
Taiheiyo Club - Gotemba West, Shizuoka Prefecture
Team Result:
FCCJ 78.33 - SCCJ 79.00

The competition was played for the third time at Taiheiyo Club - Gotemba West in Shizuoka Prefecture. The course was used previously in 2003 and in this year's Spring tournament..

The individual winner (best net) was Naota Kusumi (FCCJ) with a net 69 (gross 90). Eiji Takagi (SCCJ) was second best net (71) and got the SCCJ Autumn Golf Cup He was also best gross with a 78. Third was Kaj Forsell of SFCCJ with a net of 72 (gross 88). Hisako Noto (FCCJ) and Akihiro Yamamoto (SCCJ) had same net score, but lost to Forsell because of their higher handicaps.
For full results, see below.

The winners of the longest drive were Gösta Tyrefors (SCCJ) and Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ).
The near pin winners were: Yoko Tyrefors, SCCJ (no. 4), Clas Bystedt, FCCJ (no. 7), Eiji Takagi, SCCJ (no. 12) and Yoh Funamoto, FCCJ (no 17).

We would like to thank the title sponsor Stora Enso Japan as well as all the players (and their companies) who brought nice prizes to the competition. Our thanks go also to the Taiheiyo Club - Gotemba Course and all the other staff for again helping us making this a great event at reasonable costs.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Pos.PlayerCompanyTeamHCPGrossNet
1.Naota KusumiStora Enso Japan K.K. FCCJ219069
2.Eiji TakagiIndividual memberSCCJ77871
3.Kaj ForsellFinpro FCCJ168872
4.Hisako Noto Advertise Inc. FCCJ259772
5.Akihiro YamamotoGambro K.K. SCCJ3010272
6.Yoh FunamotoF-Secure K.K.FCCJ108575
7.Hirokuni YoshidaOutokumpu K.K. FCCJ2610175
8.Jukka Viitanen Tekes FCCJ2510176
9.Mats PersonHöganäs Japan K.K. SCCJ108979
10.Gösta TyreforsGadelius K.K.SCCJ189880
11.Masaoki FujitaCoil Center Fujita Co., Ltd. FCCJ2010080
12.Masahiro KurodaIndividual memberFCCJ2310380
13.Carl-Gustav EklundHöganäs Japan K.K.SCCJ149581
14.Tommy Kullberg Kullberg & AssociatesSCCJ2810981
15.Toshi Minami Höganäs Japan K.K. SCCJ1910182
16..Lennart Johansson Individual member SCCJ3011282
17.Seppo KimanenEmbasy of Finland FCCJ1910283
18.Takeshi YokoyamaFinnair FCCJ2010383
19.Kjell Groth AstraZeneca K.K. SCCJ2210583
20.Clas G. BystedtFCCJ FCCJ2210583
21.Hiroaki Sugawara Finn CorporationFCCJ2010484
22.Tuomo Kuuppo Stora Enso Japan K.K.FCCJ2010484
23.Erik UllnerKonigstedt Ltd. FCCJ2310885
24.Hiroaki NagaharaFinnair FCCJ2211189
25.Timo Varhama UPM-Kymmene Japan KKFCCJ2211593
26.Fredrik AlataloNippon Eriksson K.K SCCJ 1811496
27.Hiroshi Kitamura Gambro K.K. SCCJ3012999
Note: if players have same net, the one with lower handicap wins, if still same, the older player wins.

Images from the event

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The 34 players gather for photo-shooting before start of play.
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On the drive out to Gotemba we were promised a beautiful day at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
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Nice autumn colors on the course.
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Some instructions before going off to the tees.
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Timo Varhama (FCCJ) makes the first tee-shot of the day.
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Style studies of Varhama's playing partners, from left Carl-Gustav Eklund (SCCJ), Seppo Kimanen (FCCJ) and Tommy Kullberg (SCCJ).
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Kjell Groth, Gosta Tyrefors and Kaj Forsell agree that this beats a day in the office.
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Waiting for instructions from the caddie.
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Mt. Fuji's imposing presence was seen and felt (on the greens).
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Lunch break after 9 holes, from left Tommy Kullberg (SCCJ), Carl-Gustav Eklund (SCCJ), Seppo Kimanen (FCCJ) and Timo Varhama (FCCJ).
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From left: Eiji Takagi (SCCJ), Fredrik Alatalo (SCCJ), Erik Ullner (FCCJ) and Tuomo Kuuppo (FCCJ).
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From left: Akihiro Yamamoto (SCCJ), Yoh Funamoto, Takeshi Yokoyama and Hirokuni Yoshida (all FCCJ).
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Waiting on the tee.
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More autumn colors.
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Kjell Groth facing an uphill shot.
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On the final green of the day.
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A shot of Mt. Fuji in the dusk from the party room.
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The prize table.
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The individual winner, Naoto Kusumi (FCCJ).
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No.2 and best gross, Eiji Takagi (SCCJ).
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No. 3 Kaj Forsell (FCCJ).
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Gösta Tyrefors receives the SCCJ Longest Drive trophy from Eiji Takagi. Gösta was also 10th best net.
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The other Longest Dirve winner, Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ).
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Near Pin winner Yoko Tyrefors, SCCJ (no. 4).
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Near Pin winner Clas Bystedt, FCCJ (no. 7).
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Near Pin winner Eiji Takagi, SCCJ (no. 12).
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Near Pin winner Yoh Funamoto, FCCJ (no 17). Funamoto-san was also 6th best net.
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Lucky-7, Hirokuni Yoshida (FCCJ).
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Hisako Noto, forth best net, almost escapes the cameraman.
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Akihiro Yamamoto (SCCJ), fifth best net.
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Jukka Viitanen (FCCJ), 8th best net.
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Mats Persson (SCCJ), 10th best net.
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The most 'beautiful' trophy, the SCCJ Boobie prize, and its winner Fredrik Alatalo. (Note: This is a mock-up, Fredrik had left before the prize ceremonies).
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The most 'distinguished' prize winner, Masahiro Kuroda (FCCJ).
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The most 'modest' prize winner, Seppo Kimanen (FCCJ).
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The 'happiest' prize winner, Tommy Kullberg (SCCJ).
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The most 'stylish' prize winner, Takeshi Yokoyama (FCCJ).
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SCCJ Chairman Carl-Gustav Eklund presents the SCCJ Autumn Golf Cup to Eiji Takagi.
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Excitement rising, Tuomo Kuuppo with the Stora Enso Cup. Carl-Gustav Eklund (SCCJ) and TImo Varhama (FCCJ) waiting for the announcemnet of the winning team.
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All smiles, even though one team lost.
From left: Tuomo Kuuppo (Stora Enso Japan), Hirokuni Yoshida (FCCJ Vice President, Timo Varhama ( ex-FCCJ President) and SCCJ Chairman Carl-Gustav Eklund.
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