The MercedesTrophy is an exclusive series of invitational golf tournaments conducted around the world and has been running since 1989. The journey begins with an invitation from your Mercedes-Benz dealer to take part in one of nine local golf days with the top qualifiers moving on to the National Final.
The 2017 MercedesTrophy local tournaments began at the Napier Golf Club on 20th February and ran through until the end of March. The National Final took place from 28th – 30th April, at one of New Zealand’s premier golf courses - Millbrook Resort.
Competitors faced cool autumn conditions over the two competition rounds, and after 36 holes of tournament play, three players prevailed.
Fangyi Zhao from Mercedes-Benz North Shore competed exceptionally to finish with an incredible 83 stableford points and claim the prestigious New Zealand national final title. Xu Han from Mercedes-Benz North Shore and Alistair Bisset from Coutts Newmarket completed the tournament with 66 points a-piece to finish second and third respectively, and will join Fangyi Zhao as Team New Zealand, at the MercedesTrophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany.