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 Stora Enso Cup - SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE - Friday, 11 April 2014

Event Report

Venue:
Golf Club Narita Hightree, Chiba Prefecture

Team Result:
FCCJ 80.91 - SCCJ 84.75

The 24th Cup was played for the third time at Golf Club Narita Hightree in Chiba Prefecture. The event was played in beautiful spring weather, sunny all day with nice colors.

The individual winner (best net) was Tuomo Kuuppo (FCCJ) with a net 66 (gross 86). Kuuppo also won the FCCJ Golf Cup. Second was Hiroaki Sugawara (FCCJ), net 76 (gross 93) and third Marko Saarelainen (FCCJ), net 77 (gross 101). Gösta Tyrefors was fourth and the best net (79) in the Swedish team and took the SCCJ Spring Golf Cup.

Best gross was Tuomo Kuuppo (FCCJ) with 86, second Tomoichi Onishi (SCCJ) 89 and third Hiroaki Sugawara (FCCJ) 93.

For full results, see below.

The winners of the longest drive were Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ) on No. 5 and Tuomo Kuuppo (FCCJ) on No. 13.

The near pin winners were: Shuichi Kawai, FCCJ (no. 4), Kunihiro Okuda, FCCJ (no. 7), Fujio Ota, SCCJ (no. 15) and Tuomo Kuuppo, FCCJ (no. 17). No-one got on the green on hole no. 8.

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 G.C. Narita Hightree and their staff for helping us making this a great event at reasonable costs and FCCJ Board Member Masaoki Fujita of Coil Center Fujita for coordinating the event and our special thanks to Morioki Fujita (father of Masaoki Fujita and President of the club) for giving 20 fresh eggs from a nearby farm to each participant!
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Pos.PlayerCompanyTeamHCPGrossNet
1.Tuomo KuuppoStora Enso Japan K.K. FCCJ208666
2.Hiroaki SugawaraFinn Corporation FCCJ179376
3.Marko SaarelainenHonka Japan Inc. FCCJ2410177
4.Gösta TyreforsGadelius Holding Ltd. SCCJ189779
5.Naota KusumiStora Enso Japan K.K. FCCJ2110079
6.Nobuhiko MiyajiIFS Japan SCCJ139380
7.Masaoki FujitaCoil Center Fujita Co., Ltd. FCCJ179780
8.Yutaka Chiba Western AssociatesFCCJ2310380
9.Tomoichi Onishi Western AssociatesFCCJ78982
10.Tsuyoshi HiraoSweden House Co., Ltd. SCCJ2310582
11.Sueaki SatoBeauty Pollen SCCJ2610882
12.Yoshihisa IkedaGadelius Holding Ltd. SCCJ169983
13.Fujio OtaIndividual member SCCJ1910384
14.Morioki FujitaCoil Center Fujita Co., Ltd. FCCJ1710285
15.Eiji TakagiIndividual member SCCJ119786
16.Timo Varhama Vision Hunters Ltd. OyFCCJ2411086
17.Sakari RomuFinnair FCCJ89587
18.Lars VargöSwedish Ambassador SCCJ2411187
19.Örjan PetterssonThuleSCCJ2911687
20.Leif NilssonSAS SCCJ2211088
21.Stefan GustafssonIFS Japan Inc. SCCJ2511489
22.Keizo MoriIFS Japan SCCJ1810890
23.Shuichi KawaiCoil Center Fujita Co., Ltd. FCCJ89991
24.Clas G. BystedtFCCJ FCCJ2511792
25.Juha KorpinenFinpro/Sendai Finland WBCFCCJ1711194
26.Nobuyuki Henmi Western AssociatesFCCJ1811294
27.Jan SandströmEricssonSCCJ2211694
28.Noriyuki Kaneko Beauty PollenSCCJ2612397
29.Takeshi FujiwaraIndividual memberSCCJ3012999
GuestJouni AsiakainenBrenntag Asia Pacific FCCJ--88--
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 players gather for photo-shooting before start of play.
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Eiji Takagi of SCCJ wishes all players welcome.
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Tuomo Kuuppo greets on behalf of Stora Enso.
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Group 1 walking down to first tee. From left Tuomo Kuuppo (title sponsor), Marko Saarelainen (FCCJ President), Lars Vargö (Swedish Ambassador) and Stefan Gustafsson (SCCH Chairman).
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Eiji Takagi and Sakari Romu preparing for their first tee-shot of the day.
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Eiji Takagi's tee-shot on No. 10.
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Sakari Romu's tee-shot on No. 11.
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Still some cherry blossom on the course.
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Eiji Takagi's tee-shot on No. 13.
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A lot of water and many colors on the course.
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Örjan Pettersson's tee-shot on No. 14
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Group 6 on the
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Örjan Pettersson's tee-shot on the par-3 No. 15
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Eiji Takagi hit his second on No. 16.
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Preparing for tee-shots on the par-3 No. 17
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Sakari Romu's second shot on No. 18.
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Örjan Pettersson's second shot on No. 18.
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Eiji Takagi's approach on No. 18.
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Örjan Pettersson's nice recovery from the bunker at No. 18.
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Group 1 enjoying the lunch break. From left: Lars Vargö (Swedish Ambassador), Stefan Gustafsson (SCCH Chairman) and Tuomo Kuuppo (title sponsor). Back to camera Marko Saarelainen (FCCJ President).
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Group 2 enjoying the lunch break.From left: Fujio Ota, Tomoichi Onishi and Takeshi Fujiwara. Back to camera Hiroaki Sugawara.
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Group 6 enjoying the lunch break. From left: Tsuyoshi Hirao, Masaoki Fujita, Keizo Mori and Naota Kusumi.
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Group 3 enjoying the lunch break. From left: Nobuyuki Henmi, Sueaki Sato, Morioki Fujita and Nobuhiko Miyaji.
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Sakari Romu starting his second half at No. 1.
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Eiji Takagi's tee-shot on No. 3.
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Sakari Romu's shot to the par-3 No. 5.
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Eiji Takagi's tee-shot on No. 6.
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Walking up towards the 6th green.
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Sakari Romu's approach to No. 6.
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Vivid colors.
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Eiji Takagi watches Sakari Romu's swing on the par-3 No. 8.
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Eiji Takagi shot to the par-3 No. 8. A slight duff...
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Eiji Takagi's quite long second shot after the duff on the par-3 No. 8.
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Also Sakari Romu ended up with a long second shot onthe par-3 No. 8.
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Group 5 on the 9th green.
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Örjan Pettersson's almost last putt of the day on No. 9.
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Food and prizes in the party room.
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Many prizes to choose from.
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Marko Saarelainen and Tuomo Kuuppo try to decide how to be seated.
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All partcipants seated.
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Enjoying food and drinks.
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Eiji Takagi of SCCJ starts the prize ceremony.
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Morioki Fujita, club President and the provider of the eggs. Standing behind, Masaoki Fujita. (apologies for the blurred image)
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen presents the FCCJ Golf Cup to Tuomo Kuuppo, the indidividual winner of the competition. Kuuppo was also bet gross (86) and won longest drive on no. 13 and near pin on no. 13.
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Hiroaki Sugawara (FCCJ) was the second best net and third best gross.
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Marko Saarelainen (FCCJ) was the third best net.
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Gösta Tyrefors (right) celebrates winning the SCCJ Spring Golf Cup as the best SCCJ player at 4th. Trophy presented by SCCJ Chairman Stefan Gustafsson. Center Eiji Takagi, the SCCJ organizer.
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Tomoichi Onishi (FCCJ) was second best gross with 89 and 9th in the net results.
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Masaoki Fujita (FCCJ) won the longest drive on no. 5. He was also "Lucky 7" in the net scores.
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Shuichi Kawai (FCCJ) won the near pin on no. 4. He was no. 23 in net scores.
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Fujio Ota (SCCJ) won the near pin on no. 15. He was no. 13 in net scores.
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No. 5 - Naota Kusumi (FCCJ)
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No. 6 - Nobuhiko Miyaji (SCCJ)
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No. 8 - Yutaka Chiba (FCCJ)
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No. 10 - Tsuyoshi Hirao (SCCJ)
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No. 11 - Sueaki Sato (SCCJ).
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No. 12 - Yoshihisa Ikeda (SCCJ)
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No. 14 - Morioki Fujita (FCCJ)
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No. 15 - Eiji Takagi (SCCJ)
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No. 16 - Timo Varhama (FCCJ).
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No. 17 - Sakari Romu (FCCJ).
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No. 18 - Lars Vargö (SCCJ).
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No. 19 - Örjan Pettersson.
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No. 20 - Leif Nilsson (SCCJ).
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No. 21 - Stefan Gustafsson (SCCJ).
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No. 22 - Keizo Mori (SCCJ).
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No. 25 - Juha Korpinen (FCCJ).
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No. 26 - Nobuyuki Henmi (FCCJ).
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No. 27 - Jan Sandström (SCCJ).
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No. 28 - Noriyuki Kaneko (SCCJ), receives the SCCJ Boobie Prize from SCCJ Chairman Stefan Gustafsson.
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No. 29 - Takeshi Fujiwara (SCCJ).
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The guest player: Joini Asikainen, former FCJ Board member now working in Bangkok.
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Stora Enso's Tuomo Kuuppo (left) presents the trophy to FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen. Right SCCJ Chairman Stefan Gustafsson congratulating.
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