The Finnish junior match play championships were played on the Karelia Golf course in Kontioniemi on July 22-24. After three days of qualifying and actual matches, SGA’s Veikka Viskari was crowned champion in his series of boys U18.
Veikka played solidly from the beginning, taking clear wins from all his early rounds and the semi final against Master Golf’s Tuomas Tiitola. The final round against Koski-Golf’s Vili Karjalainen was, however, a tight match where Veikka showed his strength by sinking the birdie putt in the last hole to take the win.
The 17-year-old Veikka has taken huge development steps this season. In addition to this junior championship, his recent achievements include the T14th spot in the men’s stroke play championships the previous week.