The day dawned radiant, with 20 degrees Celsius and no wind but, curiously, several players told us that the increasing humidity influenced their game, both at the level of disc flight (humid air is less dense and is equivalent to gaining height), in the clothing comfort and the discs grip: Disc Golf is a complex sport!
Heidi Laine came to the first tee with a 10-stroke lead, and an unexpected initial bogey showed that it was going to be an eventful round: two double bogeys on the 6th and 8th left the door open for her rivals to get closer, but the Finn mentally reset on the back nine to get back on the birdie trail and present a card of -5 with only 3 pars!
The one who climbed four positions was her compatriot Jenni Karppinen, who seemed to maintain the momentum of her eagle on the 18th yesterday to match the best result and climb to second place with -5. More credit to her when she told us this morning at the hotel that she was suffering from some balance problems and dizziness.
Two bogeys and a triple bogey in the first five holes seemed to discard the Estonian Kristi Unt who, like a Phoenix Bird, was able to recover to save the round and, with a total of -3, stay in the group that fights, at least, for the second step of the podium.
And closing this leading group are no less than three other players from the Baltic country: Anneli Tõugjas-Männiste, Maarja Soasepp and Keiti Tätte who, with very similar rounds, will have to play tomorrow for the places of honor in the last day of this PDGA Euro Tour Lone Star Disc Alutaguse Open
Photo: Joosep Martinson