2018 MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day


The annual Mercedes-Benz Auckland MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted at the Remuera Golf Club in Auckland on Friday 16 March 2018.
The field of 100 golfers comprised an exclusive group of loyal Mercedes-Benz owners, and guests with a passion for golf. The eligible Mercedes-Benz owners were all vying for the opportunity to represent the dealership at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final, which will be staged at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, from 27 - 29 April 2018.
After 18 holes of very close competition on a day perfect for golf, 6 eligible overall winners were announced, and will represent the dealership at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final.
The best score on the day was recorded by Remuera local, Chris Thompson with 41 points. Chris had in fact represented the dealership at the National Final in 2016 so while being acknowledged on the day he was ineligible to qualify again in 2018.
The six National Finalists include: -
1. Cadia van Sambeek (Remuera) 40 pts
2. Shuang Jun Zhao (Whitford Park) 39 pts
3. David Stewart (Remuera) 39 pts c/b
4. Graham Dorward (Windross Farm) 39 pts
5. Jason Kilgour (Remuera) 38 pts c/b
6. Connie Liew (North Shore) 38 pts c/b
Daily prizes for two men’s handicap divisions and one ladies division. These winners included: -
Mens Division 1 (HCP 0 - 19)
1st Place:                      Leon Liang (Whitford Park) 38 pts c/b
Runner-up:                   Mahesh Harilall (Whitford) 38 pts
3rd Place:                     Sailesh Singh (Akarana) 37 pts
Mens Division 2 (HCP 20 - 36)
1st Place:                      Chris Thompson (Remuera) 41 pts
Runner-up:                   Alastair Bissett (Pauanui) 37 pts c/b
3rd Place:                     Trevor Purkis (Remuera) 35 pts c/b
Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)
1st Place:                      Christine Bayley (RAGGC) 38 pts
Runner-up:                    Marion Logan (Titirangi) 37 pts
3rd Place:                      Sue Harvey (Remuera) 36 pts
Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on all the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. The winners included Irene Jameson, Sally Kim, Jason Kilgour and Bo Liu.
The Straight Drive competition, always hotly contested saw Peter Chen receive a $500 Working Style voucher from sponsor Harrison Khor.
The Mercedes-Benz Auckland dealership team would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course and wish all the golfers representing the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final the very best of luck.
We’d also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and prize partners:
Cathay Pacific, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, Working Style Clothing, Trelise Cooper