Recapitulation of the first day

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The first round of the 2021 European Disc Golf Championships is in the books. The weather was amazing and both of the championship courses saw some amazing results! You can find clips from the day on Instagram (2021EDGC) and the overall results are waiting for you at https://udisclive.com/live/edgc2021.

In MPO, Josef Berg from Sweden stands in first place at -12. Just two strokes behind him, 6 players are in a tie for 2nd place at -10. These players include former European Champion Simon Lizotte, the highest-rated player on the field, Germany’s Marvin Tetzel, local favorite Jakub Knápek, and the trio from the north: Norway’s Håkon Kveseth, Finland’s Niklas Anttila and Sweden’s Linus Carlsson.

In FPO, Finnish Eveliina Salonen is holding onto her lead at -4 with her fellow teammate, former European Champion Henna Blomroos just one stroke behind and Estonian Kristin Tattar on their heels at -2.

Denmark’s Karl Johan Nybo leads MP40 at -14 with German Jan Baess and Finnish Ville Piippo trailing him at -12, while Anders Swärd from Sweden rounds out the card in 4th place at -11. 

First place in FP40 is currently being shared by Denmark’s Lena Brammer Nielsen and Slovakia’s Katka Boďová, both at -2. Both Switzerland’s Natalie Holloköi and the Netherlands’ Laura Nagtegaal aren’t far behind at -1.

We saw a lot of close competition in MP50. France’s Mehdi Boukarabila leads at -10, with three players, Swede Jonas Hälleblad, Austrian Otfried Derschmidt and German Oliver Möllemann, all close behind at -8.

Lydia Lykke Helgren from Denmark and Germany’s Susann Fischer both lead FP50 at +2, with Germany’s Christine Hellstern not far behind at +8.

There are two older divisions worth mentioning, as well. First MP60. In first and third places are two Swedes: Joakim Grahns at -3 and Matz Räberg with a -1. George Braun from Germany divides the two at second place with a score of -2.

This brings us to our oldest division, MP65. The five-person division is led by Englishman Charlie Mead, who finished the first day at +2. Only a few strokes behind him stand German Rudolf Haag at +8 and Switzerland’s Werner Kuster at +9. 

And to finish off the day’s excitement, we’ve arrived at the youngest categories: MJ19 and FJ19. At first glance, it’s obvious that many of these players perform just as well as their older teammates. Finnish Daniel Davidsson finished Round 1 with an amazing -11, only 1 stroke worse than the best score from MPO, while Latvia’s Rainer Balodis also delivered a round to be proud of with an impressive -8. And Finland’s Jooa Saari also deserves a round of applause with his -7. 

The girls from FJ19 also left their mark on the course, led by Finland’s Silva Saarinen (-4), Matilda Ringbom from Sweden (-1) and Weronika Zieminska from Poland (+3). 

We can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds for Day 2 of the European Disc Golf Championships. Be sure to follow along with us!

The joint EDGF 2021 European Disc Golf Championship, European Masters Disc Golf Championship and European Junior Disc Golf Championship is organized by ČADG with the support of the following partners: NSA, Středočeský kraj, Discmania, Kostka Stav s.r.o., proDiscgolf.cz, město Benešov, Discgolfpark, Lesy ČR a.s., PDGA, EDGF, and Kofola a.s. We are grateful to all sponsors.