Over 60 of the region’s best amateur golfers descended on the Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club in Queensland, Australia for this year’s edition of the MercedesTrophy Asian Final. A fine display of the golfing talent Asia has to offer, the tournament is the penultimate stage towards the series climax – the MercedesTrophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany this October.
It is where the top player from each of the nine participating countries in the Asian Final, namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will represent Team Asia to cross clubs with other ace amateur players from across the world. In addition to the tournament itself, participants of the World Final will be treated to a five-day exclusive programme which meets the brand’s highest standards. This includes an inside look into the world of Mercedes-Benz, which is perfect given Stuttgart’s moniker, the ‘birthplace of the automobile.’
“We may hail from different countries in the region, but it is our shared love for the game that binds us,” said Mr. Uthpala Perera, the top player of Team Sri Lanka. “What a privilege it is for me to be part of Team Asia. I hope to do this region proud at the upcoming MercedesTrophy World Final.”
The MercedesTrophy is a worldwide premium tournament series for amateur golfers, which sees the participation of over 60,000 players from across 60 countries each year. It remains a core component of the Mercedes-Benz’s global golf involvement, and an annual celebration of a shared dedication to the perfect drive.