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Germany Triumphs at the Confederation of Professional Golf International Team Championship3 min read

Posted on: 24th Nov 2018

The PGA of Germany have become the 2018 Confederation of Professional Golf International Team Championship winners, with a total score of nine-under par (559) at Costa Navarino in Greece.

PGA Professionals Dennis Küpper (captain), Benjamin Frenzel and Dennis Lohrmann formed the PGA of Germany’s team, with Küpper also having captained the winning side in the 2016 edition of the Championship.

“It’s awesome to win – when you have good company and good guys like Benjamin and Dennis then you have a fun week and we played well,” said Küpper.  “I think the whole of Costa Navarino here is nice and gives us a good time and the Confederation of Professional Golf make it easy for us to enjoy it.”

“It is special to represent your country and play for a team,” added Lohrmann.  “99% of the time we are playing on our own, so to have teammates and to fight for, and with, them is great.”

This year’s Championship saw 22 teams made up of three PGA Professionals from across the Association’s Member Country PGAs, compete over 72 holes of strokeplay golf with the best two scores from three to count on each day.

The final round saw the PGA of Holland team, captained by Ralph Miller along with Mark Reynolds and Ruben Wechgelaer, tying for the lead with Germany early in the day at four-under par, and eventually taking the lead by one just after the nine-hole turn.

However, a birdie-birdie-par-eagle finish by the German Captain, Küpper, followed immediately with a birdie on the last hole by Lohrmann shot Team Germany to nine-under par, four shots clear of Holland.

With a three-under par total (565), the PGA in England team, despite having injury troubles among their Phillip Archer (Captain), Michael Ramsden and Adam Keogh lineup, were able to finish in third place for the Championship.

The International Team Shield, a secondary tournament within the Championship for those PGAs with a membership of less than 100 Professionals, was successfully defended this year by the home team of the PGA of Greece with a 10-over par total of (578).

PGA Professionals, Adam Kritikos (Captain) [pictured centre], Chryssanthos Diakou [left], Panayiotis Karantzias [right], competed alongside Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Slovenia, for the Team Shield, but were also able to secure a 10th place finish in the overall Championship itself.

“We are a small Association but it seems we have some pretty good players,” said Kritikos. “Defending our title is a real achievement for us and we all feel very happy to retain at home again.

“We are a developing golfing country so to be able to achieve something like this and create some awareness to inspire others is a great honour and hopefully we can get better and better over the years.”

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