The MercedesTrophy 2016 Sri Lanka Country Finals will commence in style at the newly built Shangri-La Hambantota Resort and Spa on the 10th, 11th and 12th of June 2016.
Diesel & Motor Engineering (DIMO), who is the authorized general distributor for Mercedes-Benz in the island, is all set to commence the most sought after tournament down south, which is open to only Mercedez-Benz owners in the country, making it one of the most elite golf tournaments. The tournament was held in Nuwareliya and Trincomalee in the previous years and now will venture on to Hambantota at the newly built 18-hole golf course which is yet to be opened.
The MercedesTrophy is an international championship that spans worldwide and will finally conclude at a grand final which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany; the birthplace of Mercedes Benz. The tournament will feature three handicap groups for Men (Division A: 0-12, Division B: 13-20, Division C: 21-24) and one handicap group for Women (Division D: 0-36). The winners stand the chance to compete in the MercedesTrophy Asian Finals which will be held in Australia. Those successful there will get the chance to compete in the MercedesTrophy World Finals in Stuttgart, Germany. The Stable ford winners of each handicap group will qualify for the Asian Finals.
Expressing his views on the prestigious tournament, Rajeev Pandithage, General Manager for Mercedes-Benz at DIMO, stated,
“We are thrilled to be able to take MercedesTrophy Sri Lanka Country Finals 2016 to Shangri- La Hambantota in the latest golfing destination of the island which will add more exclusivity in this year’s tournament.”
“The MercedesTrophy 2016 has made its name as one of the most anticipated tournaments among the golfing fraternity, primarily due to its exclusive nature, excellent organizing, challenging courses and outstanding prizes on offer. It is undoubtedly a grand celebration of what Mercedes Benz stands for and we are expecting around 120 registrations this year”, he added.