SWEDEN-FINLAND GOLF CHALLENGE, 14 April 2006
Venue:
Windsor Park G & C.C., Ibaraki Pref.
Team Result:
FCCJ 79 - SCCJ 80
RECAP
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The 31 players pose for a group photo before start of play (click image for bigger version)

The ninth Stora Enso Cup was again a very close competition. The Finnish Chamber Team had an average of 79 strokes and the Swedish Team 80. This was the second consecutive win for the FCCJ team, but SCCJ has still six wins against FCCJ's three.

For the forth 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 Hans Porat (SCCJ) with a net 71. He had the best gross score, 85 and winner of the SCCJ Spring Cup, and also won the longest drive. Second was Pernille Storm (SCCJ) with a net 72, and she also won two near pins. Third, and best FCCJ player was Eero Tammila with a net 75. The winner of the FCCJ longest drive was Hiroaki Sugawara. Other near pin winners where Pernille Storm (SCCJ), two, George Fujii (SCCJ) and Karl Pisor (SCCJ).

Even if SCCJ had the best two players, the FCCJ won with a more even team, their worst score to be counted was 86, that of SCCJ was 92 (best 80% was counted in the team scores).

This time the event was organized by SCCJ in good cooperation with FCCJ. We would like to thank the title sponsor Stora Enso Japan, Wilson (Amer Sports Japan) who again donated many fine prizes and all the others who brought nice prizes to the competition, and to Oak Associates 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 all the other staff for again helping us making this a great event at very reasonable costs.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (top 26)
Pos.PlayerCompanyTeamHCPGrossNet
1.Hans PoratGadelius SCCJ158671
2.Pernille StormOak AssociatesSCCJ189072
3.Eero TammilaFinnairFCCJ209474
4.Leif NilssonSASSCCJ229674
5.Tuomo KuuppoStora Enso Japan FCCJ229775
Kenji MatsumotoMetso-SHI Co., Ltd.FCCJ179376
7.Masahiro KurodaMPSFCCJ2310077
8.Necip SoyakVolvoSCCJ129078
9.Hiroshi MiuraMetso-SHI Co., Ltd.FCCJ209878
10.Ian HamiltonUPM-Kymmene Japan KKFCCJ199879
11.Clas HallingSeco Tools Japan K.K.SCCJ199879
12.Kjell GrothAstraZenecaSCCJ2110079
13.Johan RugfeltEmbassy Commercial OfficeSCCJ139380
14.Anna-Maria Lehikoinen GuestFCCJ179780
15.Jukka ViitanenTekesFCCJ2210280
16.Kai KunnasmaaPerlos FCCJ2410480
17.Michael BlomVolvo SCCJ109181
18.Hirokuni YoshidaOutokumpu K.K.FCCJ2410581
19.Clas G. BystedtFCCJ FCCJ2210482
20.Hiroaki SugawaraFinn Corporation FCCJ2610882
21.Kalevi LehikoinenTeliaSonera FCCJ129684
22.Toyoaki UchidaUPM-Kymmene JapanFCCJ1810284
23.Naota KusumiStora Enso JapanFCCJ2410884
24.Bengt Jönsson Swedish Match SCCJ1510085
25.George FujiiInter AssociatesSCCJ2010686
26.Takashi Iwaki Stora Enso Japan.FCCJ3011787
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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The clubhouse is ready to welcome the participants
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Biefing before the start of play
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Players getting prepared on the first tee.
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The match is on its way.
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Necip Soyak of SCCJ tees off at no. 5.
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Tuomo Kuuppo of FCCJ tees off at no. 9.
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Having a short break after 9 holes, from left Jukka Viitanen, FCCJ, Hans Porat and Leif Nilsson, SCCJ
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The first group admiring the flowers.
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Tuomo Kuuppo in a spot of trouble
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Nice view of 18 green and the club house.
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Tuomo Kuuppo makes his approach shot at 18.
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Clas Halling, SCCJ, makes his "almost" last putt on 18.
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Jim Fletcher and his staff welcomes us back to the club hourse.
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Prize table waiting for its takers.
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But first enjoying some nice food..
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... from right Ian Hamilton, Anna-Maria Lehikoinen, Kalevi Lehikoinen and Jukka Viitanen
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SCCJ Chairman Clas Halling and SCCJ golf committee chair Pernille Storm start the prize ceremony.
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The winner of the individual competition, Hans Porat of SCCJ with the winners plate, SCCJ Golf Cup and a Wilson driver.
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Runner-up Pernille Storm.
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No. 3 and best FCCJ golfer Eero Tammila with his prize, a Wilson golf bag.
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Hirokuni Yoshida, FCCJ team captain accepts the trophy from Tuomo Kuuppo, STora Enso Japan President.
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Yoshida giving the winners speech.
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