Larsen the Defender

May 28th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Martin Larsen, the instantly recognizeable lofty, lithe Swede wearing the ubiquitous Team Pergamon shirt, is well on the road to

Martin Larsen

defending his Bowltech Aalborg International title after taking over the top place on the leader board on the early Friday morning Squad 7.

He was in unstoppable form over the first four games, totaling 1030 and looked set to set at least 1500. Unfortunately that was not to be, but his 1447 did take over the top spot from Kamilla Kjeldsen’s 1445. He recovered from a bad start in the sixth game with a 223 and that was just enough.

“This feels really good after yesterday’s block. I felt I was bowling well but didn’t make the right adjustments,” said the tall Swede. “This morning I woke up and had a good feeling. I had a good four games today and then I think my focus went down a little bit. Maybe I thought it was getting a little too easy. Then in the fifth game I didn’t get the carry and left one 7-10 split. At the start of the sixth I was not really on my toes but the last half of the game I managed to get focused.

“I felt that I was throwing away the chance of taking over the lead but managed to get things together over the last five shots. Really, I should have shot much higher, but I’m happy with a good score. I’ve been feeling a little ‘on-and-off’ lately but finally I’ve had a couple of games where I have thrown the ball really good.”

Larsen had a clear advantage over second-placed Dominic Barrett from England on 1385 and another Team Pergamon member, Mattias Wetternberg, took third place on the squad with 1377.

Live web streaming of the 13:00 and 17:00 squads (local time) will be on: www.bambuser.com/channel/timotv, mostly in Finnish.

TOP TEN STANDINGS AFTER SQUAD 7:

Pos Name Nat G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 Score Hcp Total AVG
1 Martin Larsen SWE 237 288 267 238 194 223 1447 0 1447 241,2
2 Kamilla Kjeldsen DEN 223 215 279 224 243 213 1397 48 1445 240,8
3 Paul Hutchinson DEN 241 235 267 202 213 258 1416 0 1416 236
4 Thomas Larsen DEN 190 224 300 256 231 214 1415 0 1415 235,8
5 Mika Koivuniemi FIN 279 252 213 223 191 247 1405 0 1405 234,2
6 Juhani Tonteri FIN 191 222 215 258 237 268 1391 0 1391 231,8
7 Jesper Agerbo DEN 254 235 209 200 247 246 1391 0 1391 231,8
8 Dominic Barrett ENG 259 289 237 184 192 224 1385 0 1385 230,8
9 Robert Andersson SWE 246 202 220 213 257 246 1384 0 1384 230,7
10 Osku Palermaa FIN 203 225 265 247 172 269 1381 0 1381 230,2

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