SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE, 11 November 2005
Venue:
Windsor Park G & C.C., Ibaraki Pref.
Team Result:
FCCJ 74.4 - SCCJ 77.6
RECAP
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The 35 players pose for a group photo before start of play (click image for bigger version)

This the FCCJ won the Stora Enso Cup with quite a clear margin, average of the best 80% was 74.4 strokes against the SCCJ's 77.6 strokes. The Finnish team had the best three players and also a more even team.

For the third time the competition was played at the Windsor Park Golf & Country Club near Mito in Ibaraki prefecture. The course was in excellent condition and the service at the club second to none.

The individual winner (best net) was a first-timer, Kenji Matsumoto (FCCJ) with a net of 66. Second was Tomo Bystedt (FCCJ) with a net 67. He had the best gross score, 70. Third was Ian Hamilton (FCCJ), also with a net 67. Fourth was Hans Porat of SCCJ with a net 69, and sh was also the winner of the SCCJ Spring Cup. The winner of the SCCJ longest drive was Pernille Storm and Kaj Forsell took the FCCJ longest drive, he also had the near pin on no. 15. Other near pin winners where Tommy Kullberg (SCCJ) on no. 5, Miki Nakano (SCCJ) on no. 8 and Patrik Melander (SCCJ) on no. 17.

This time the event was organized by FCCJ in good cooperation with the SCCJ. We would like to thank the title sponsor Stora Enso Japan, Titleist (Acushnet Japan) who again donated many fine prizes and all the others who brought nice prizes to the competition, and to Finnair who ensured that we did not run out of beer at the party. Our thanks go also to the Windsor Park G & C.C., Jim Fletcher and Yusuke Kudo for again helping us making this a great event at very reasonable costs.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (top 30)
Pos.PlayerCompanyTeamHCPGrossNet
1.Kenji MatsumotoMetso-SHI Co., Ltd.FCCJ208666
2.Tomo BystedtAcushnet JapanFCCJ37067
3.Ian HamiltonUPM-Kymmene Japan KKFCCJ108567
4.Hans PoratGadelius SCCJ148369
5.Per FredrikssonNippon Ericsson SCCJ57570
6.Kaj ForsellTekla JapanFCCJ188870
7.Pernille StormOak AssociatesSCCJ 188971
8.Eiji TakagiBiacore K.K.SCCJ868072
9.Tuomo KuuppoStora Enso Japan FCCJ229674
10.George FujiiInter AssociatesSCCJ209575
11.Hiroaki SugawaraFinn Corporation FCCJ2610175
12.Patrik MelanderNippon EricssonSCCJ189676
13.Eero TammilaFinnair FCCJ209676
14.Naota KusumiStora Enso JapanFCCJ2510176
15.Isao NishimuraNishimura & AssociatesFCCJ3010676
16.Clas HallingSeco Tools Japan K.K.SCCJ199677
17.Atsushi YamazakiStora Enso JapanFCCJ229977
18.Iwao TakagiSilver-Stone Co., Ltd.SCCJ2510176
19.Seppo RantanenSiemens Financial Services FCCJ189678
20.Clas G. BystedtFCCJ FCCJ2210078
21.Kjell GrothAstraZenecaSCCJ2110180
22.Lars Werner Lux Japan Ltd.SCCJ159681
23.Toyoaki UchidaUPM-Kymmene JapanFCCJ189981
24.Masahiro KurodaMPSFCCJ2310481
25.Timo VarhamaUPM-Kymmene JapanFCCJ2410682
26.Yoshinori SanoSeiwa Accounting Service Inc.FCCJ2410783
27.Leif NilssonSASSCCJ2210684
28.Tommy KullbergIkea JapanSCCJ2410884
29.Miki NakanoSilver-StoneSCCJ2511085
30.Johan GrothGadeliusSCCJ3011686
Note: if players have same net, the one with lower handicap wins, if still same, the older player wins.

IMAGES FROM THE COMPETITION
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Getting prepared
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Tuomo Kuuppo, President of Stora Enso Japan makes a greeting on behalf of the title sponsor.
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On the first tee: Timo Varhama, Tuomo Kuuppo, Pernille Storm and Clas Halling.
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Swing studies of the top group from the first tee.
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The Club house from first fairway
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Action on hole no, 3 and 4.
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Eijo Takaki of SCCJ with a fine drive on no. 4
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... and Eero Tammila of FCCJ responding with a similarily fine drive
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The friost group enjoying some snacks at half-way.
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Going out on no. 10
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Putting on the 10th green
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Nice autumn colors
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Walking on the 13th green
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Going down the last hole with the clubhouse in background
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Hans Porat chipping on 18th
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Eiji Takagi making his last put... or was it second from last...
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Prize ceremony settings
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Toyoaki Uchida enjoying the buffet
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Waiting for the ceremony to start
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Individual winner and winner of the FCCJ Cup, Kenji Matsumoto
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Winner of the SCCJ Autumn Cup, Hans Porat
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Best gross (70) winner Tomo Bystedt, second in the individual competition
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Kaj Forsell, FCCJ longest drive and near pin winner
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Pernille Storm, SCCJ longest drive winner
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Ian Hamilton, third in the individual competition
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Yosuke Sakonju with the SCCJ boobie trophy.
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Waiting for the final scores
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Tuomo Kuuppo delivering the trophy to the FCCJ team captain, Eero Tammila.
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