Gradecki in top 10 of Dutch Championship
After four intensive rounds of Dutch Amateur Open played at Eindhovensche Golf, Mateusz Gradecki (Gradi GC) was ranked 10th with 283 strokes. The winner was 21-year old Dutchman, Lars Keunen, who shot a 271.
The tournament Dutch Amateur Championship has been held since 1898 and it is a leading amateur tournament played in the stroke play format in the Netherlands. Eindhovensche Golf (par 72) has hosted the championship since the year 2000.
This year’s edition attracted 136 competitors from 18 countries from around the world. Poland was represented by Mateusz Gradecki, best Polish amateur golfer.
The Gradi GC golfer (234. WAGR) began the championship very well. He finished the first day at -1 and improved the result by two strokes next day. With 141 (-3) he made it through the cut without any problems (results +3 and better). On the third day, he shot a 72 and finished the final round at -2. Eventually, 283 strokes gave him the tenth place.
“I finished the Dutch Amateur Championship in the top ten at -5. I expected a better result but I did my best. Now, I have to focus on the next tournament – XXIII Citi Handlowy International Polish Men’s Championship – where I’m going to defend the title and fight for the sixth victory in the tournament” – said Gradecki.
The winner was the representative of the host, Lars Keunen (718. WAGR), ranked among the best golfers from the very beginning. Keunen became Dutch champion with the results 68, 67, 69 i 67 (271, -17) and won a wildcard for the professional tournament within European Challenge – KLM Dutch Open.
Official website Dutch Amateur Open.