NATURNS, Italy, August 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Germany Were Crowned Youth European Minigolf Champions in Both the Male and Female Categories at the World Minigolfsport Federation Youth European Minigolf Championships That Took Place in Naturns, Italy
The podium was the same in both the Junior Male and Junior Female Team events, with Sweden runner-up and Austria in third place.
In the individual Matchplay rankings Kevin Feuchtl (AUT) defeated Robin Hettrich (GER) to win the Junior Male Title. Kai Lödding (SUI) was third, with Philip Lau (GER) fourth. It was an all-Germany podium in the Junior Female Matchplay competition as Katharina Benn won Gold, with Anne Bollrich runner-up and Vanessa Peuker third. Annika Dellmann was fourth.
In the Junior Male individual Strokeplay rankings Gerrit Below (GER) was first, with Lorenzo Levis (ITA) runner-up and Robin Hettrich (GER) third. It was another Germany one, two, three in the Junior Female individual Strokeplay competition as Vannessa Peuker was first, with Annika Dellmann runner-up and Anne Bollrich third.
The Youth European Minigolf Championships was played on Miniaturegolf and Minigolf playing surfaces at SSV Naturns.
WMF Youth Officer Pasi Aho said: "It has been a tournament that will remain in the memories of all participants for many, many years. Nice weather, beautiful resort, exciting moments in all categories, extraordinary results but especially the extremely high and professional level of the organizing committee made this event something that won't be easily forgotten."
"This edition of Youth European Minigolf Championships ended with a very nice closing ceremony and I would like to say a big thank you to all who made this event possible: sponsors, local and regional authorities, the Italian minigolf sport federation, and last but not least the staff and volunteers from SSV Naturns, led by Josef and Stefan Zischg, who really showed how to organise a minigolf event in an almost perfect way."
The countries represented at the 2011 Youth European Minigolf Championships were Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Denmark, Finland and Portugal. 88 players from eleven countries competed in the championships.
The official website of the 2011 WMF Youth European Minigolf Championships is http://www.minigolfem2011.com.
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World Minigolf Federation
Pasi Aho , Youth Officer
Willy Bauer, Media Manager
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