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Team Malaysia celebrated the third consecutive victory at the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2011.
13.03.2012 Press Release
Winners received the trophies from Mr Colin Montgomerie. Singapore hosts the BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2011 for the first time (5-10 March 2012).
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Singapore. The BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2011 today sees the winning Team Malaysia receive the trophy from world-renowned golfer, Mr Colin Montgomerie in Singapore, at the prestigious Sentosa Golf Club for the first time.
Regarded as one of the largest and most renowned international amateur golf tournaments in the world, the BMW Golf Cup International 2011 sees the participation of more than 100,000 golfers from 6 continents. In this year’s World Final round, 137 players from 46 countries battled over three rounds. Despite tense moments over three rounds of golfing competition from March 5 to 10, the tournament ended with a joyous mood coupled with friendly handshakes amongst all players.
At the exclusive gala night, Mr Ian Robertson - member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing - along with Mr Colin Montgomerie, presented the BMW Golf Cup International trophies to the winners of the World Final 2011:
Men A (Handicap up to 12): Toh Kim Loong (Malaysia)
Men B (Handicap 13-28): Pai Ming Yi (Taiwan)
Ladies (Handicap up to 28): Marit Kjelaas (Norway)
This year, the BMW Golf Cup International – World Final 2011 features Mr Colin "Monty" Montgomerie as the star guest for the golf clinic. At the end of the tournament, the players had an exclusive chance to learn a few tips and tricks up close and personal from Monty. Having won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999, and 31 European Tour events, Mr Colin Montgomerie has enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers in international golf scene. Mr Colin Montgomerie was also the captain of the victorious Team Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup, as well as the Royal Trophy in the same year.
"It is an honour for BMW Asia to play host to the World Final of the prestigious BMW Golf Cup International in Singapore for the first time. Held at the exclusive Sentosa Golf Club, this is also the same venue where the esteemed Barclays Singapore Open was played, featuring world-class golfers including; Angel Cabrera, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh," said Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.
The tournament has 3 categories: Men A (for handicaps up to 12), Men B (for handicaps 13-28) and Ladies (for handicaps up to 28). Having completed the qualifying and the national final rounds, the three national finalists from each country subsequently compete in this World Final round.
Apart from just golfing activities, the BMW Golf Cup International further offers both the players and their accompanying family members with a complete package that entails visits to places of interest in Singapore as well as a glorious beach party and grand gala dinner.
"We offer our warmest congratulations to the winners and applaud their participation in this prestigious golf tournament. Apart from providing a premium playing opportunity to the players, we’ve also ensured that their travelling companions and family members enjoy the same pristine treatment with all-day activities arranged especially for them," said Mr Christian Masanz, Head of BMW Sports Marketing. "At BMW, we strive to provide sheer driving pleasure and our engagements in golfsport are targeted to deliver JOY, both to the participating golfers and their loved ones as well".
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