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The Second edition of the Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament in Qatar gathers 88 players

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Doha, Qatar, 2 April 2017: Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the exclusive dealers of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, hosted the second Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament that took place on 1st of April at Doha Golf Club, with the participation of Mercedes-Benz car owners & golf enthusiasts in Qatar.

The second edition of the Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament gathered 90 players in three main categories: Men A (0-12 handicap), Men B (13-24 handicap) and Women.

Reiterating its commitment to the local community, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles honored the emerging local golf talents who play for Qatar National team to be part of the competition. Sager Al Naimi and Sami Qush surprised the competitors with their skills that put Al Naimi in the lead.

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Khaled Sha’aban, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles General Manager said: “following the success of the first edition last year, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is pleased to host the second Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament in Qatar. It is through such tournaments we reiterate our commitment to promote sports and social engagement with our valued customers and golf enthusiasts in Qatar”.

“We are pleased This year to welcome two of the emerging stars of Qatar national team. Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is always committed to our community and will always support all the talents in this country. We thank all players for their participation and would also like to thank our partners at Blue Salon, Total and Zeibart for all their support to make this tournament a success. We would also congratulate the winners of the second edition of the cup that it became a key event in Qatar’s social and sports calendar”, He added.

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The sessions witnessed healthy competition where Sager Al Naimi won the first place in Men’s Category A scoring 43 points, while Richard Bartlett and Alan Bassnett got the second and third places respectively. In Men’s Category B, Andrew Dunlop scored 45 points to reserve the first place followed by Christer Olsson in the second place and Johan Rivera in the third. In the women’s category, Cherehzade Pedder scored 41 points and won the trophy, while Tasnim Kazi was the first runner up and Lorraine Boydell was the second Runner up. Besides, four players received special prizes for their exceptional performance, including Rick Bartlett for the longest drive, Ben San Jose for longest putt holed, PK. Mathew for the nearest to the rope, and Teresa Gow for the nearest to the pin. All participants got valuable gifts from NBK Automobiles and event partners Blue Salon, Total and Zeibart while the winners received their trophies and prizes during the gala awards ceremony.

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The tournament reflects NBK Automobiles and Mercedes-Benz’s appreciation to patrons of the luxury brand, and is designed to create an interactive community sports event that brings people together to celebrate the values and ethos of the brand known for excellence, luxury and quality.

The second Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament also gathered media from Qatar who attended a full day of joy and excitement. Starting with the open-air breakfast with NBK Automobiles team among Mercedes-Benz cars, the reporters who represent dailies, magazines and online portals, along with social media influencers enjoyed a full and comprehensive golf training session under the supervision of professional trainers.

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2017 marks the 27th Anniversary of the prestigious Mercedes Trophy Golf Tournament globally. It is an exclusive series of invitational golf tournaments conducted over the world for Mercedes-Benz Owners. Each year, over 60,000 players from more than 60 countries tee off at the Mercedes Trophy in local, regional and national events, competing to qualify for the Mercedes Trophy World Final at the ‘home of the automobile’, Stuttgart, Germany. This venue underlines the close relations between the brand Mercedes-Benz and golf, and reflects the values of luxury and elegance that they represent.

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Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles has built its success by establishing solid, longstanding relationships with its customers, and through offering a wide range of quality products and services. Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles has built its reputation as brand committed to premium quality service and market leadership. The company promises to not only meet customer expectations, but to exceed them. Established in 1957, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is Qatar’s exclusive distributor of one of the world’s most respected, iconic brands Mercedes-Benz.