EUC Golf in Antequera

  • Datum: 22.06.2019

EUC Golf in Antequera

Already early in the morning of 22.06.19, the KIT delegation consisting of Katharina Engelhardt, Christine Bitterle, Tim Flaschel, Jonas Kirner and Alexander Itterheim started their journey to Antequera near Málaga.

This year, the sixth European University Championships in Golf took place there, for which KIT could qualify in the course of the German Championships in the previous year. Upon arrival in Spain, we were greeted by a well-organized team of volunteers from the University of Málaga, as well as an excellent 4-star hotel in Antequera. The delegation used the rest of the Saturday to get to know the other teams and to find their way around the hotel's extensive food buffet. After the warm-up round on Sunday, the motivation in the team could not be topped, as the relatively short golf course has its pitfalls but offers the possibility to play very good results. After the first of four tournament rounds, however, it quickly became clear that neither team would be in contention for victory. The invitation to the welcome ceremony in the town hall of Antequera was a welcome distraction for the participants after the results fell short of expectations. The remaining days of the tournament were similar and the results continued to fall short of the individual goals, but the consistently positive mood in the team was not dampened by the performances. Another highlight was the evening event on Tuesday. All participants were invited to the former monastery Hotel Convento La Magdalena, which today receives its guests as a 5-star hotel. With an excellent 3-course menu and an equally outstanding service, the location left nothing to be desired.

In the end, the ladies could be satisfied with a shared 5th place, but for the men of KIT it was only enough for the penultimate place in front of the University of St. Gallen.

We congratulate the delegation of the University of Stirling for the victory of their men's team and the University of Abat Oliba CEU for their victory in the women's competition.

Last but not least, we would like to thank all the volunteers and the entire organizing team who made this event possible.