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Exciting day crowns new Kuwait national team for 2014 final in Germany 17th Mercedes Trophy Golf tournament organized

KUWAIT CITY, March 18: The Kuwait National Final of the prestigious Mercedes Trophy Golf tournament was held at the Sahara Golf and Country Club on Friday, March 14, 2013. The tournament brought together Kuwait’s top amateur golfers to compete for the top three positions in the Kuwait national team who will go to play at the 2014 Mercedes Trophy Golf World Final in Germany. This prestigious tournament was held for the 17th year by Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Co - the exclusive general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait.

Following an early morning registration and welcome gift pack collection, the MercedesTrophy participants enjoyed a breakfast of champions at the club to kick start their play.  This year 92 players competed for the top three positions for a chance to play against 33 national teams at the 25thMercedesTrophy World Final to be held in September 2014 in Stuttgart, the birthplace of the automobile and headquarters of Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz CustomersCrowned as the MercedesTrophy Kuwait national team for 2014 after a hard fought day of golf were:

1st. Place Winner from Handicap Class A - Qatami Al Qatami
1st. Place Winner from Handicap Class B - Francisco Gracias
1st. Place Winner from Handicap Class C - Wael Abdul Rahman Alwelayti
The tournament followed the MercedesTrophy guidelines and structure and   was divided into three handicap classes with a total of 16 prizes up for grabs. The complete list of winners is as follows:

The nearest to pin:
Nearest to pin - Ladies - Fadya Emadi
Nearest to pin -Men - Jim Batchler
3rd Place Handicap A - Abdul Rahman Bahman
3rd place Handicap B - Suresh Kaushal
3rd place Handicap C -M.S. Gill
2nd place Handicap A - Jim Batchler
2nd place Handicap B - Vikram Issar
2nd place Handicap C - FadyaEmadi
‘Drive to the Major’ - Dennis Reid

Winners - (Future Mercedes-Benz Customers)
1st Place Handicap A - Greg Penza
1st Place Handicap B - Deepak Malhotra
1st place Handicap C - Rajiv Jolly

The exciting programme also offered the opportunity to take part in the special ‘Drive to the Major’ competition played during MercedesTrophy tournaments all over the world. The winner of the competition, Dennis Reid won a spot in the ‘Monday After Event’ of The Open Championship (aka The British Open); travelling to the United Kingdom to play on the same course that world’s leading golfers were competing for the Claret Jug on just a day before.

Another highlight of the tournament was the Hole-in-One challenge where all participants eagerly competed on Mercedes-Benz Hole No. 4 (par 3) to win a Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupé on the spot.
“The MercedesTrophy National Final represents the biggest event on the Kuwaiti amateur golfing calendar. And I believe that 2014 it is the best edition yet. The MercedesTrophy provides an opportunity for our customers to meet and get together once a year in Stuttgart, Germany to enjoy a week of golf in the World Finals.

We are proud to have Kuwait represented at these finals that pit the world’s best amateur golfers against one another, and wish the winners from today the very best of luck!,” said Michael Ruehle, CEO Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Co. “Of course, none of this would be possible without the participation and dedication of the golfers, media, partners, directors and event organizing team. I would also like to thank our sponsors — Jumbo Travels, Tiffany & Co & Magnitude communications — for helping to make this year’s event the most successful edition to date,” added Ruehle. After a prize giving ceremony by Sahara Golf Club golf pro — Cliff Anderson, all participants enjoyed a relaxing dinner at the terrace of the Sahara Golf Club accompanied by live entertainment.

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