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Leading players heading to Estonian Golf & Country Club
July 26, 2011

Estonia will be firmly placed on the world golfing map when Estonian Golf & Country Club - a European Tour Course - hosts the world's best golfers at the prestigious Omega Mission Hills World Cup European Qualifier from August 4-7.

Up to 18 pairings will compete over the acclaimed Sea Course - ranked in Europe's Top 100 Courses - vying for one of three European berths available for the 56 th biennial World Cup, this year to be held at Mission Hills Resort, Hainan, China, in November.

Welcoming the European Tour's top players for a second time helps cement Estonian Golf & Country Club's reputation as one of the finest venues in continental Europe.

The Sea Course offers a contrast in settings as it cuts through forest and then opens up alongside the sea and Jägala River with a variety of flat and undulating holes offering a stern test to those players who harbour aspirations of challenging the best in the world at the showpiece finale.

Registration for team entries closes on July 29, and some well-known names have already announced they will be playing at Estonian - including Dutch pair Joost Luiten and 2003 Dubai Desert Classic winner Robert-Jan Derksen and Chilean European Tour stars Mark Tullo and Felipe Aguilar.

Hanno Kross, CEO of Estonian Golf & Country Club, said: "To be chosen once again as the host for the high profile World Cup European Qualifier serves as a true testament to the quality of our Sea Course and club as a whole.

"Having so many top-class golfers visiting Estonian Golf & Country Club and spending time in the city of Tallinn, will further raise the profile of our outstanding golf course and facilities in addition to continuing to lead the development of golf in Estonia and Eastern Europe."

David MacLaren, European Tour Director of Property and Venue Development, commented: "The Sea Course has few peers in terms of its setting, which combines sea and forest. Such a dramatic layout has gained the plaudits it deserves, culminating in the staging, for the second time, of the Omega World Cup of Golf European Qualifier.

"This endorsement from the European Tour is a fitting tribute to the continued development and growth of the venue."

On the last occasion Estonian Golf & Country Club hosted the qualifier in 2009, Canadian duo Graham DeLaet and Stuart Anderson emerged victorious by two shots from Welsh pair Jamie Donaldson and former World Cup winner Stephen Dodd, with Scotland's Alastair Forsyth and David Drysdale claiming the third and final qualifying spot.

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