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"Not on the list!" Marco Iten with 2nd win

Gut Bissenmoor Classic 2017

Marco Iten from Switzerland is the great triumphator of the Gut Bissenmoor Classic 2017. With a total 7 under par (67, 71, 68) he secures himself his second trophy this season.


by Matthias Lettenbichler

Bad Bramstedt/Germany – "This was really not on my list!" With joy and surprise at the same time Marco Iten noticed he had just won the Gut Bissenmoor Classic in Bad Bramstedt/Germany. Playing a very good round 67 on the first day of the tournament with hitting excellent drives and taking third position after 18 holes the 27 year old Swiss from Niederglatt near Zuerich had to fight a littel bit during the second heat. But eventually he was able to keep contact to leader Finn Fleer (Germany) with solid Up & downs that brought him to a total 71 for the day and to 5th position after 36 holes.

Fleer was leading the field by two shots when he started his final round at 9:30 a.m. but what followed was not his best performance of the week. While he had to sign a last round 73 with a triple-bogey on hole 14 and dropped back to 6 under par in total it was Iten who marked the best round of the final day with scoring a 3 under par 68 on the well maintained golf course of Golf & Country Club Gut Bissenmoor.

"I hit many greens in regulation and made the birdies whereever possible", Iten said about his third round. "On the 16th hole I made a really nice birdie!" But even then he had not a thought on winning his second trophy of the 2017 season: "I thouth the others had gone to 8 or 9 under par so I did not expect to have a really good chance to win." But he finally did, succeeded with a total 7 under par (67, 71, 68) and was one shot ahead of runner-up Finn Fleer after 54 holes.

Having already won the Open Madaef in Morocco this season Marco Iten just needs one more victory now to promote directly to the Challenge Tour. The next event where he will have a chance to do so is the inaugural Starnberg Open which will take place next week in Starnberg Golfclub in the very South of Germany, in the heart of Bavaria.