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Swiss PGA Championship 20191 min read

Posted on: 30th Oct 2019

Hosted by the Golf Club de Genève, the 2019 Swiss PGA Championship proved a resounding success once again, with Corsin Caviezel and David Thompson securing the Swiss PGA Championship titled Swiss PGA Championship Seniors title respectively.

Taking place at the beginning of October, meant the Golf Club de Genève was presented in immaculate condition for all the competitors, with slick greens that presented various challenges to overcome.

Trailing the leaders by 6 strokes after the first round, the 32-year-old from Canton Graubünden, Caviezel (pictured below left), really made his mark on the third and final days of the championship to clinch his second Swiss championship title with a total score of 219 (75/76/68). The decisive moment came when Caviezel made a sensational Eagle on the 8th hole from a badly placed tee shot, requiring a 19 metre hook shot out of trouble: “I sensed it was a crucial situation and was mentally ready to take the risk,” commented Caviezel after the game.

That decision paid dividends for Caviezel when his nearest challenges faded over the final two holes, when Marc Dobias hit water on the 17th hole and Justin Brink hit an errant tee shot on the 18th hole – both missed the chance of a possible playoff as a result.

In the Senior’s Championship it was 57-year-old David Thompson (pictured above right), teaching professional at the Golf & Country Club Schönenberg, who managed to defend his lead on the final day and claim a three stroke victory. With consistent performances on all three competition days and a total score of 227 (76/76/75), he defeated second-placed Karim El Baradie and third-placed Llyod Freeman.

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