Moving Day summary: KJ Nybo takes the lead!
Somewhat uncharasterically for the July weather in Stockholm, in the beginning of the lead group Moving Day round, we experienced some rainfall for the first time in the three tournament days. Tournament director Tommy Bessner was even on alert to cease play while the MPO lead group was climbing up the Järva hill to hole 4, as a thunderstorm was menacingly approaching the tournament site. Thankfully though, the storm front circumvented Järva DiscGolfPark, and the play was allowed to continue without interruptions.
Allen strengthens her lead in FPO division
After yesterday’s 2nd round, 3 ladies had taken a breakaway from the rest of the field, with 10 strokes separating players on the 3rd and 4th place. Possibly due to the fluctuating weather conditions, we saw a slight decline in round scores for the ladies field on the 3rd round. Catrina Allen (USA) was able to keep her game on track best out of the bunch and carded the best round in FPO division today (67/+3), strengthening her lead to 6 strokes to the Swedish local Ragna Bygde on the 2nd place. Completing the FPO lead card for Sunday will be Paige Pierce (USA) who is just one stroke off the pace of Ragna. Valarie Jenkins (USA) and Swedish Camilla Jernberg also carded nice 68/+4 rounds today and will be completing the top 5 in FPO division going into the final day.
KJ Nybo takes sole lead in MPO division
Danish Karl Johan Nybo, who made waves by shooting an awesome 120-meter hole in one yesterday, was the player in the MPO lead card to keep his composure the best, carding a very respectable -10 that puts him in the lead by two strokes. Paul McBeth (USA), who was tied to the lead with KJ going into the 3rd round also played solid golf for the best part of the round. Only a one dark period on holes 12 & 13 caused McBeth to drop from Nybo’s pace, as he ended up bogeying both of the aforementioned holes. Finnish Pasi Koivu, who was at 3rd place after shooting the hot round yesterday was somewhat struggling today with his round and fell to the 2nd card for the final round after carding 60/-4 for the day. Will Schusterick, who was able to play bogey free until the very last hole, shot a 58/-6 round today, which places him in the peak position of the chase card.
Doss and Wysocki set the new course record, move to the lead card
As expected for the Moving Day, the 3rd showed us a lot of movement up and down the scoreboard. The biggest climbers were Americans Nathan Doss and Ricky Wysocki, who both set the new course record at 11 under par (53). The pair will complete the MPO lead card for the final round, together with the leader KJ Nybo and Paul McBeth on the 2nd place. Wysocki is standing on the 3rd position 2 storkes back from McBeth and 4 strokes behind KJ. Nathan Doss is standing one stroke behind Wysocki on the 4th place.
Big day tomorrow, don’t miss a thing!
Results & preliminary ratings from round 2 can be found at the PDGA website. Live scoring for tomorrow will once again be available at pdga.com/live. You can also find a whole bunch of video & picture updates from Moving Day on our Instagram account and our photo feed page. New content from tomorrow will be posted there as the final round progresses, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled. For full list of of ways to follow the event online can be found here.
As stated earlier, the defining moments of the Sunday final will be broadcasted live on Finnish television (YLE TV2) and the same broadcast will be available as web stream without country restrictions at YLE Areena. Swedish public broadcasting company SVT also airs the broadcast on their live streaming service SVT Play, with Swedish commentary. Full broadcast schedule is accessible here. Check out also the preview for the broadcast here (in Finnish).