Three days of fine golf has been played at the beautiful Lakes Course at PGA Sweden National. The rain was pouring down in Bara just outside Malmoe and the players benefited from their rainwear and umbrellas. The wind however was quite calm, which led to some low scores.
The first two-day stroke play qualification saw some low scores. Ten players came in under par, the best was Scotland's Ronnie Clark at -8.
The first day, a hole-in-one was also noted, as England's Bryan Hughes, hit the ball directly in the hole on the 17th during, a par 3 of 130 meters.
The goal of the stroke play for all teams is to come in top eight and get to Flight A. At the top of the leader board after the stroke play, we found Scotland and Ireland with the same low score of 716 (-4). The other teams qualifying for the quarter finals, were England (725), Denmark (734), Spain (738), Germany (743), Sweden (744) and Norway (746).
During the third day quarter finals, the host nation Sweden, lost a tight match against Ireland, one of the top teams in the stroke play. The match ended 3–2 in favour of the Irish. The second qualifier leader, Scotland, beat Norway with 4–1, Denmark defeated Spain with 4–1, and England won against Germany with 3–2.
Source: Susanne Persson, Communications Manager, Swedish Golf Federation