Some confusion about the winner but anyway a great day for golf at the annual Scandinavian Tournament at Laguna
A hole-in-one, scored by Mr Juha Kuntola of Glaston was the highlight of the annual Scandinavian Golf tournament organized by DABS and SBAS.
That's usually worth an economy class ticket to Scandinavia. But when Mr Kuntola and SAS-manager for South East Asia Niels-Henrik Hansen joined Eric Pedersen from Nordea on stage for the handing over of the prize, Mr Hansen spontaneously upgraded the ticket to Business Class - and by the way extended the definition of a Scandinavian country to Finland (which got a lot of laughs, since Scandinavia in the traditional definition just like SAS only includes Denmark, Sweden and Norway).
It seems Mr Peter Jantzen (former Chairman of DABS) had more points that the winner according to his own calculation. He himself did not in fact complain, but a gentleman on his flight did so, although he understood that the organizers could not interfere with the calculation done by the club.
Another player, Mr Kai Jalonen, claimed to have scored even higher, but had given in his card too late. In any case the Laguna guys had seen the card and concluded he was not in the running. All this did not ruin the good atmosphere at the dinner though. Although lot of beer was drunk, 5 cases of Carlsberg were left and were donated to the Danish Seamen's Church.
The three recognized winners were Olav Eikrem (1st) who will take the trophy to the Norwegian Embassy (the Norwegian Business Association did not officially take part in the tournament this year). A previous winner Ted Wikstrom was 2nd and Ireneo Carino of Torm Singapore 3rd.
The novelty prizes were won by:
- Nearest to pin at #3: Teo Roy
- Longest drive at #6: Yeo Bee Cheng
- Nearest top Line at #11: Eirik Ellingsen
- Nearest to Pin at #17: Tommy Lund
- Birdie Prize: Erik Nordenskjold