SGA’s Kevin Jegers has won the Estonian Amateur Open by Tallink played on May 30 – June 1 on Kevin’s home field, Niitvälja. The competition annually gathers the best amateurs from all the Baltic countries and some elite players also from Finland and Sweden. This year the first two days of the tournament were played in extremely windy conditions, which left the results clearly weaker than in previous years. Kevin’s final score was +10 (78, 76, 72).
”The conditions were interesting. The wind was blowing hard from another direction I’m used to. So I had to play every hole differently to what I normally would have. On the first day I was struggling with my longer game and had hard time finding the fairways. The last two rounds the long game was back but my short game was a bit off. I was just trying not to take any big risks that could cost me the win. All in all, I managed to stay calm and avoid big numbers”, Kevin describes his successful tournament.
Because several of Estonia’s best players are training in SGA’s programmes, the Academy has had a strong representation at the Estonian Amateur Open for many years. Kevin’s win was SGA’s third title in a row after Ilari Saulo in 2019 and Rasmus Karlson the year before that.