Bornemann claims top ten spot in European Seniors

Karl BornemannKarl Bornemann had a very good final round in the European Seniors in Spain today and claimed a spot in the top ten at the Golfclub Schloss Schönborn in Austria.  The tree-lined parkland course proved a tough challenge for the elite amateurs, there were just five sub par rounds over the three days.  Windy conditions also added to the challenge on the par 73 course.  The Douglas man opened with a 77 on Thursday and finished in the top 30.  He followed with two round of 75 which saw him over into the top ten after 54 holes.  Bornemann took third place in the event last year and was happy with his performance considering that he admitted that he didn’t have his A game.  “It demanded precision and afforded few opportunities” said Karl.  “There was lots of slope and grain on the greens so made it tough to convert the opportunities that did come.  If you pushed too hard, disaster awaited.”  Karl has had a busy year, he’s Captain in Douglas this year which has limited the amount of competitive golf that he can play so a top ten finish is a very positive reminder that he can challenge at the top level.  It’s also a timely boost as the AIG Senior Cup and Barton Shield qualifiers approach.  Mallow host the Senior Cup while Macroom is the venue for the Barton Shield in three weeks time.