2018 MercedesTrophy Golf Tournament


The annual Hawkes Bay MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was hosted on Wednesday 21 March 2018 at the Napier Golf Club.

The tournament exclusively hosted a small elite group of Mercedes-Benz owners, who were each vying for the opportunity to qualify for the MercedesTrophy National Final, to be held at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown from 27 – 29 April 2018.

Cyclone Gita had caused the postponement of the original tournament from February to March and for the tournament second time around the weather could not have been better!

After 18 holes of competition, two eligible overall winners were announced to represent the dealership at the National Final. Winner on the day with an impressive 41 points was Dr Brian Underwood who got home ground advantage as a Napier Golf Club member. Brian is a regular to the tournament and was delighted with not only his win but score on the day.

Runner-up was Sue Colson from Hastings Golf Club with 39 points. Sue gained the National Final spot on countback from Lea Wallace also on 39 points. Sue’s partner Keith Atkins was also in the running but a couple of double bogeys on the finishing holes dashed his hopes.

There were also daily prizes for a men’s handicap divisions and ladies’ division. These winners included: -

Mens Division
1st Place:                     Keith Atkins (Karamu) 38 pts
Runner-up:                   Robert Stout (Hastings) 35 pts c/b
3rd Place:                     Peter Kelly (Hastings) 35 pts

Women’s Division 
1st Place:                     Leyth Martin (Hastings) 40 pts
Runner-up:                   Lea Wallace (Napier) 39 pts
3rd Place:                     Sue McNae (Hastings) 34 pts

As part of the ‘Drive to the Major’, a Straightest Drive competition is also held on the day. The 8th hole at Napier was chosen for this competition, with Bruce Golding driving his ball to within a metre of the line. Bruce wins a $500 voucher from Working Style.

The Mercedes-Benz Hawkes Bay dealership team would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course and wish Brian & Sue the very best of luck as he represents the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final.

We’d also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and partners:

·         Cathay Pacific
·         TaylorMade-Adidas Golf
·         Mercedes-Benz Financial Services