Greater Noida, Feb 28 (IANS) As many as 340 golfers will battle it out for the top honours in the 17th edition of the Mercedes Trophy at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort here from Wednesday.

The three-day leg will see six city golfers (two from each day) who will make it to the National finals to be held at Pune’s Oxford Golf Resort from March 15-17.

The tournament so far has seen qualification of 34 golfers from the eleven legs held in Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Gurugram and Jaipur.

A total of 41 winners from the qualifying rounds are to compete at the National Finals at the Oxford Golf Resort, Pune, from March 15 to 17, 2017.

Three winners from the national finals will further progress to the Mercedes Trophy World Finals in Stuttgart, Germany, in September.

In order to introduce beginners to the game, Mercedes-Benz will host golf clinics at each round of the tournament, which will be conducted by instructors from the legendary David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

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