The senior divisions performed exceptionally once again. In these divisions, the standings from Round 1 usually don’t change much throughout the tournament. But let’s get specific.
The leaders in MP65 maintained the same standings through Round 2. Charlie Mead from England still leads (now at +6), with Rudolf Haag (Germany, +13) and Werner Kuster (Switzerland, +15) in 2nd and 3rd.
MP60 shook things up a little bit, though. George Braun from Germany has fought his way to 1st place at -4, bumping Sweden’s Joakim Grahn to 2nd place at -3. Switzerland’s Paul Francz is in 3rd place at one stroke under par.
MP50 also saw a slight change. While Jonas Hälleblad (Sweden, -18) made it to first place, his teammate Richard Kappling has caught up to France’s Mehdi Boukarabila and they are now tied at 15 under par.
The standings in FP50 carried over from Round 1. The results have dipped a little, but nothing terrible. Swiss Lydie Lykke Hellgren shot a +3 (one stroke worse than her first round, now at +5). Germany’s Susan Fischer got a +4 (2 strokes worse than her first round) and is now at +6, while her teammate Christine Hellstern shot 6 strokes better than her previous round and is now at 10 above par.
The faces in the lead in MP40 didn’t change, but the standings sure did. Ville Piippo from Finland is now leading at -25, with Sweden’s Anders Swärd (-24) and Karl Johan Nybo -23) taking 2nd and 3rd.
We didn’t see any big changes in FP40. Slovakia’s Katka Boďová still leads (now at -5), and despite even though their scores were a little worse than Round 1, Switzerland’s Lena Brammer Nielsen (-1) and Natalie Hollokoi (0) still managed to hold onto 2nd and 3rd place.
The FPO field saw a bit more action. Finland’s Eveliina Salonen once again had the best round and now stands at -11. That said, Kristin Tattar (Estonia) and Henna Blomroos (Finland) are now tied for second place.
And what about the younger divisions? First and second place still belong to Finland’s Daniel Davidsson (now at -20) and Latvia’s Rainers Balodis (now at -15), but Norway’s Evald Sandermoen Øwre has fought his way to 3rd place with -14.
Among the FJ19 hopefuls, there again was some movement between 1st and 2nd place. Swedish Matilda Ringbom now leads at -3, one stroke better than Finland’s Silva Saarinen (-2). Weronika Zieminska from Poland remains in 3rd place at -1.
It’s obvious that MPO is going to leave us in suspense right to the last minute. All of them are playing amazingly, but someone needs to be the best. Yesterday that was Sweden’s Josef Berg, who after Round 2 has been overtaken by the young Finn Niklas Antila (-23 with the best round so far of -13). Reigning champion Simon Lizotte moves from 2nd place to 3rd with -17.
This has been Day 2 of the European Disc Golf Championships. One of the things no tournament organizers will ever be able to prevent is bad weather, but lucky for everyone, we didn’t have to! Conditions so far have been amazing.
Just as amazing as the performances from all of our players, especially Jakub Semerád, Bohdan Bílek and Matěj Vojtík, all of whom have made it onto the MPO TOP 10 leaderboard. We can’t wait to see how the 3rd and 4th rounds go. Follow along with us and let’s find out together!
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