- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Beroun will experience an interesting challenge of generations at golf’s 2023 Czech Open
The Czech Open golf tournament can be transformed into a battle of generations. And quite a few. In the starting line-up for the ninth edition of the tournament with a subsidy of 600,000 kronor on 17. – On August 20, they host traditionally Royal Beroun Golf Club, featuring not only the 13-year-old great talent of Czech golf Louis Klein, but also currently probably the most watched Czech professional 24-year-old Jiri Zuska, as well as experienced professional Filip Mrůzek, who has won three times in Beroun.
But the list of interesting names for golfers who can enter the battle of the generations is far from over. They will be presented in Berouna alongside leading Czech amateurs, among whom they are among others. David Tomi, the best Czech player at the DP World Tour Czech Masters a year ago, as well as other Czech professionals, second at the Czech Open last year Aleš Kořínek, Šimon Zach, Štěpán Daněk and others.
Thirty players from abroad are also in the starting line-up, with a total of 14 countries. Among them, 55-year-old Spanish professional Carl Suneson, who has also won one European Series event in the past, today’s DP World Tour, plus six others on the Challenge Tour.
For 13-year-old Klein, it will be the premier start at the Czech Open. This year he has already shown his great talent at the third event of the Czech Open Golf Tour home series, which he won, leaving behind professionals Kořínek, Mrůzek and others. He then made the cut in the Challenge Tour event on cascade this year, becoming the youngest player in tour history to do so.
“We’re excited to have Louis Klein on this year. He will also start at the Czech Masters a week later and the tournament will be the perfect preparation for him. We are trying to prepare the course so that it is as similar as possible to what will await the albatross players,” commented Royal Beroun Golf Club president Vojtěch Matějček.
A year ago, France’s Julien Brun won, becoming the first “non-Czech” winner of the Bernese tournament. It was decided in the playoffs against Aleš Kořínko, who played a brilliant 60 shots in the final round, setting a new record for a Beroun course. Brun won last year with a score of -23, but the record winning score of -24 is held by Filip Mrůzek from 2021.
The $600,000 tournament, from which the winner will receive $200,000, kicks off on Thursday, August 17, followed by a cut after two rounds. The final round is on Sunday, August 20. The prelude to the tournament will be 16 on Wednesday. 8. Junior Pro-Am, featuring professionals alongside Czech golf hopefuls.