Team Innova: Bringing The Heat

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You might think that between the conclusion of the World Championships and the start of the final National Tour event of the season, most tournament players might be enjoying a bit of down time. Well, that’s simply not the case. It seems no one wants to fall off the pace heading into the final stretch of the 2013 touring season.

Team Innova members picked up nine wins around the world this weekend, along with a host of other top finishes. Pasi Koivu was victorious at Finland’s National Championship. Koivu outlasted a 94 man MPO field that was loaded with Finland’s finest. “This was my only concrete goal this season.”, Koivu said.

William Gummesson picked up an impressive win abroad as well, taking 1st place at the Swedish Championship. Gummesson rallied in the 4th round and Finals, to move past Patrik Berglund for the win. “When making the last putt it was more relief it was all over than pure happiness. I have never been as focused as I was in that final.”, Gummesson said. That focus also yielded Gummesson an ace during that final; a 285’ laser beam Rhyno on Hole 5 that slammed into the heart of the chains.

Gummesson Ace
A trio of A-tier events in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Wisconsin had a total of 425 people in tournament action. Des Reading won Women’s Open at the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Championship. Jay “Yeti” Reading complemented Des’ win with a nice 2nd place showing in Masters. Paul McBeth and Hannah Leatherman picked up 2nd place finishes in Men’s and Women’s Open at the Greater Hartford Open. Holly Finley notched a 2nd place Women’s Open finish at the Mad City Open.

Other Men’s Open division winners this weekend include:
Barry Schultz – Oak Hollow Open, North Carolina
Brian Schweberger – Carolina Adventure World Trailblazer, South Carolina
Matt Kern – Buffalo Trace Open, Indiana
George Smith – Rumble in the Jungle, Missouri
Tim Skellenger – Calapooia Classic, Oregon
Kyle Crabtree – The Showdown in Shelton, Washington