Swede Henrik Engdahl successfully defended his Mercedes-Benz World Club Pro-Am title in KwaZulu-Natal last week, beating Namibia’s Steve Basson and South Africa’s Michael du Toit.
A total of 32 teams consisting of PGA professionals from around the world and their amateur partners took part in the five-day tournament over the five courses of Durban Country Club, Zimbali Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Cotswold Downs Golf Estate and Mt Edgecombe Country Club Course 1.
The final round was played at Durban Country Club on Friday.
Engdahl won the Professional Championship with a score of 186 individual stableford points. Basson finished second with 177 points and Du Toit third with 176 points.
“It’s one of the highlights of my career to defend this title. I’ll definitely be back to try for a hat-trick next year,” said Engdahl, whose victory earned him just over R390 000.
This was the second Mercedes-Benz World Club Pro-Am, which is supported by the PGA of South Africa, and the event has secured its place on the international PGA tournament calendar.
“There is no doubt that this event will be sanctioned by the Confederation of Professional Golf and will feature on our international calendar as a premier tournament,” said Ian Randell, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Professional Golf.
The Pro-Am Fourball Alliance competition was won by Modderfontein Golf Club with a score of 440 points. Strand Golf Club finished second with 432 points.
Find out more about the event here: WorldClubProAm.com.