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Mercedes-Benz International Grows to 72 Holes for 20161 min read


Posted on: 11th Aug 2015

January 2016 will see the return of the popular Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council from Sunday 17th to Thursday 21st January at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.

After two very successful previous events, the Mercedes-Benz International returns with a new format that includes an additional round for both Professionals and amateur competitors making for a 72-hole tournament.

Professionals will compete with their amateur teammates in the Team Pro-Am event for the first three rounds after which the professionals will be drawn together to finish off their own 72-hole strokeplay event for a prize fund of €28,000, whilst the amateurs compete in a separate 18 hole game.

“We are very excited about the third edition of the event in 2016,” said Gavin Chappell, Golf Manager at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

“The additional day and change in format come as a direct result of the feedback from the first two years as well as from the success of other events that have a similar four-round programme and a split in the final round.  We are looking forward to welcoming the 28 Professionals and their teams to experience the extended programme.”

For more information visit the Tournament Hub Page: http://eur.pe/2016MercInt.

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For more information on the Confederation of Professional Golf visit the Tournament Hub Page, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter search the Hashtag ‘#MercIntProAm’, or like the Confederation of Professional Golf Facebook Page.

To find out more about Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club visit www.aesgc.ae.