2018 MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day


The annual Mercedes-Benz Wellington MercedesTrophy Dealer Golf Day was held on Friday 2 March 2018.  The tournament was hosted at the prestigious Royal Wellington Golf Club, regarded as one of the premier courses in Wellington, the host venue for the recent Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
The field included an exclusive group of loyal Mercedes-Benz owners and invited friends with a passion for golf. The eligible Mercedes-Benz owners were all vying for the opportunity to represent the dealership at the MercedesTrophy New Zealand National Final, which will be staged at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, from 27 – 29 April 2018.
After 18 holes of competition on the tough Wellington layout, the story of the two Andrew’s unfolded. Good friends Andrew Loizou (Miramar) and Andrew Antonopulos (Royal Wellington) who played together in one of the top seeded groups, were announced at the prize giving ceremony as the two winners to represent the dealership at the National Final.   
Both Andrew’s scored 39 pts, but it was Andrew Loizou who won the day on countback to claim the Jim Osborne Memorial Trophy. Andrew Loizou also secured the $500 Working Style Voucher for his Straight Drive on the 18th hole.
There was excitement on the 3rd hole early on in the round with Manawatu’s Glenda Petre a finalist in 2017, scoring her first hole in one.
The full list of prize winners as follows:
Mens Division 1 (HCP 0 - 20)
1st Place:                      Peter Dow (RWGC) 37 pts
Runner-up:                   Heath George (RWGC) 36 pts
3rd Place:                      Michael Lee (RWGC) 34 pts
Mens Division 2 (HCP 21 - 36)
1st Place:                      Robert Dong (Boulcotts Farm) 38 pts
Runner-up:                   Bill Bamber (RWGC) 37 pts
3rd Place:                      Peter Nichols (Alfreton) 33 pts
Women’s Division (HCP 0 - 36)
1st Place:                      Robyn Gibson (Wanaka) 38 pts
Runner-up:                   Janet Henderson (RWGC) 36 pts
3rd Place:                      Glenda Petre (Manawatu) 35 pts
The Mercedes-Benz Wellington dealership team would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for a wonderful day on the course, and wish the two Andrew’s the best of luck representing the dealership at the MercedesTrophy National Final.
We’d also like to thank our MercedesTrophy event sponsors and partners including Cathay Pacific, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.