Total 300 qualified golfers will vie for top honours in the regional finals of MercedesTrophy this year. Due to Vietnam’s growth and the interest in golf nationwide, from 4,000 golfers from 21 golf courses last year increasing up to 5,000 golfers from 28 golf courses in this year, Mercedes-Benz for the first time has hosted three regional finals, one in the North, one in the Centre and one in the South. One-third players from the regional finals will battle it out at the National Final played in the Centre in June. From this format, the best 7 players will be chosen to represent Vietnam at the Asian Final in Australia in August 2012. The best player chosen from each country goes to the World Final and will get a lifetime chance to participate at the prestigious Mercedes Trophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany in September where he or she can get an exclusive peek into the world of Mercedes-Benz.
For today’s event, 100 golfers participated in this North regional final at Do Son Seaside Golf & Resort. The play started at 11:30 AM and already one could feel the energy and competitiveness in the air as the golfers commenced on the challenging course. Everybody had their eyes set on Hole # 12, for the Hole-In-One prize - a fabulous Mercedes-Benz GLK300 worth 1,664 billion VND. Meanwhile, players who succeed to enter a Hole-In-One for Hole # 6 will win a Mercedes-Benz E200 worth 1,933 billion VND and one VIP ticket for watching British Open Tournament together with a tour visit the Glenmorangie House in Scotland in July sponsored by Glenmorangie worth 120mil VND for the Hole-In-One prize at Hole # 16.