2019 MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day

The annual Mercedes-Benz Auckland MercedesTrophy Retailer Golf Day was hosted at the Remuera Golf Club in Auckland on Friday 15th March 2019.

The field of 91 golfers comprised an exclusive group of Mercedes-Benz owners with a passion for golf. The eligible Mercedes-Benz owners were all vying for the opportunity to represent the retailer at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final, which will be staged at luxury Cape Kidnappers Golf Resort 26th – 28th April 2019

On a very hot day, which challenged all levels of golfers and after 18 holes of competition two eligible overall winners in two divisions were announced.

The best score of the day was 43 stableford points, which was played by Maungakiekie GC member Rex Gilbert. Rex was competing in Division A (HCP: 0 – 18.7) and ran out a clear winner over Bo Liu from Remuera GC on 39 points. In Division B (HCP: 18.8 – 36.0) Wynton Rufer came home strongly to finish with 37 points, one clear of Remuera GC member Chris Thompson and Mercury Bay member Kerry Hitchcock.

2019 National Final Representatives

Division A: Rex Gilbert Maungakiekie GC (43 points)

Division B: Wynton Rufer Akarana GC (37 points)

Daily prizes were awarded in 2 Divisions:-

Division A (HCP 0 – 18.7)

1st Place:                      Bo Liu - Remuera GC (39 points c/b)    

Runner-up:                   Ronnie Tan - Remuera GC (39 points)

3rd Place:                      Andrew Donald RAGGC (36 points c/b)

4th Place:                      Paul Hu Howick (36 points)

Division B (HCP 18.8 – 36.0)

1st Place:                      Chris Thompson Remuera (36 points c/b)

Runner-up:                   Kerry Hitchcock Mercury Bay (36 Points)

3rd Place:                      Anjila Sharma RAGGC (35 points)

4th Place:                      Pushpa Hallikeri Remuera (34 points)

An additional prize draw was held for one eligible female golfer and one eligible male golfer. The winners were:

Male:                PETER ANDERSON

Female:            CHRISTINE JENKIN

Both their names will go in the draw at the end of the ten retailer golf days to fill the final two places to attend the New Zealand National Final at Cape Kidnappers.

Competitive Nearest to the Pin prizes on all the Par 3 holes were awarded on the day, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. The winners included:-

Near to Pin Mens 3                   ROY YOUNGE             

Near to Pin Mens  11                TONY CONG                            

Near to Pin Women’s 17            SHARON YOUNG                                

Near to Pin Women’s  8             MAY CHANG                           

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course and wish Rex and Wynton representing us at the MercedesTrophy National Final the very best of luck. We would also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and prize partners: