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|• Premiere: German golfers’ finale held on the outskirts of Berlin for the first time
• 130 German qualification tournaments on the way to the showdown
The participants of the Audi quattro Cup world finale in South Africa have been determined. The 2012 golf season ended in a thrilling finale on the outskirts of Berlin. 260 participants who had previously prevailed in 130 qualification tournaments throughout Germany selected their winners at the A-Rosa Resort Scharmützelsee.
“The final days were a nice conclusion of the season in Germany. We experienced four thrilling days of competition – they continued the success story of the Audi quattro Cup,” said Clemens Lee, Head of Trade Fairs, Events and Sport Marketing of AUDI AG. “On behalf of Audi I congratulate the two winning teams and wish them a lot of success at the world finale in November.” The international showdown with participants from around the world will be held at the Western Cape (South Africa) facility from November 23 to 27.
260 players who had qualified for the event took part in the German finale that was held at the Nick-Faldo-Course on the Scharmützelsee lake near Berlin for the first time. Aside from exhibition cars such as an Audi RS 4, an Audi S7 Sportback and an Audi TT RS plus Roadster that were showcased around the perimeter of the course, the Ingolstadt-based automaker made a model from its range available as a hole-in-one-prize for the first time this year. The player to hit the target across a 183-meter distance on Hole 13 with one stroke would have been eligible for a Misan Red Audi S5 Cabriolet. None of the participants, though, managed the magic shot.
The Audi quattro Cup experienced as much as its 22nd season this year. Since its inception in 1991 more than a million amateur golfers around the globe have participated and thus made the Cup one of the most popular series of all. The concept is equally simple and popular. At the invitation of regional Audi partners, qualification tournaments as “foursomes with selected drive” are held from April to September. The winners then qualify for the German finale.