12 February 2018
The “Nicos Severis Cyprus Youth Golf Open 2018”, played between Friday and Sunday, 9 to 11 February, was successfully concluded after three days of exceptional quality of golf, played at Secret Valley golf course.
The event, which is organised by the CGF (Cyprus Golf Federation) and sponsored by Mrs Marie Severis, widow of the first president of the federation, Nicos Severis, is listed in the annual competition calendar of the European Golf Association, while as of this year is a WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) counting event for both the boys and girls section.
Dr Demetris Papaetrou, president of CGF, stated that the status of the event and the high quality of junior golfers it has attracted for 2018 is proof of the ascendency of the sport in Cyprus over the last few years. Dr Papapetrou, continued to say that for the Championship main event, some exceptional quality golf was witnessed and congratulated the winners and all participants for their efforts.
For the Championship category, the results of which carry WAGR points and played over the full three days over 54 holes, Germany’s Cedric Otten with a new course record 65 on the last day, and a total of 202, claimed the Championship by one point from Day 2 leader, Switzerland’s Henry Tschopp with 203, and Austria’s Noah Hermanek in third place on 212. Worthy of note is that on Day 1 Henry Tschopp shot a new course record 67, while on Day 2 the course record was equalled by Bulgaria’s Ryan Staykov and Netherland’s Piet Hein Bakennes, before broken again by the winner on Day 3. Cedric Otten was also the winner of the Best Boy title, while his sister, Anna Lina Otten was the winner of the Best Girl title. Day 1 Net winner was Malta’s Filippa Schurze-Doening with a 63 net, Day 2 Net winner was Denmark’s Phillip Voetmann with also 63 net, while Day 3 Net winner was Greece’s Chara Constantinide, whose net 62 pipped local boy’s Jack Dyer 63.
Cedric Otten, Champion 2018 & Secret Valley GC new record record holder
On Sunday, Day 3 of the tournament, the 18-Hole “Severis Cup”, was also staged, that saw a clean sweep of the podium places by juniors of the host club, Secret Valley, with all three winners producing exceptional golf for their age and hcp level. Winner was Oliver Brown on 46 points, with Manolis Ioakim on 42 points second and Ilya Nezhinskly on 41 points in third.
Olympia Severis (left) and Marie Severis (right) pictured with the trophy winners of Day 3
On Saturday, Day 2 of the tournament, the 9-Holes, 6-Holes, 3-Holes and Tiny Tots categories were played with the following results:
9-Holes Category (Stableford)
Winner POLYAKOV Stepan (RUS - Minthis Hills GC) 26 pts
Runner Up MICHAEL Argyroulla (CYP - Aphrodite Hills GC) 24 Pts
Third Place KRATINOV Max (CYP - Secret Valley GC) 23 pts
6-Holes Category (Gross)
Winner CHALABALAKIS Dimitris (GRC - Aegean Golf Academy, Crete) 31
Runner Up KRYSHCHUK Fedya (RUS - Minthis Hills GC) 34
Third Place GATT Luigi (MLT - Royal Malta GC) 41
3-Holes Category (Gross)
Winner MENELAOU Paris (CYP - Secret Valley GC) 12
Runner Up BELOV Alex (RUS - Vikla Golf & Country Club) 15
Third Place DYER Luke (GBR - Secret Valley GC) 15 c/b
Tiny Tots (Gross)
Winner PAPAGEORGIOU Periclis (CYP - Minthis Hills GC) 23
Runner Up TAYLOR Luca (GBR - Secret Valley GC) 26
Third Place THEODOROU George (CYP - Secret valley GC) 33
9-Holes, 6-Holes, 3-Holes and Tiny Tots trophy winners on Day 2
Click here for event Official Classification for the Open and 18-Hole events
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