Chennai, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 112 players will battle it out for the top honours in the 17th edition of the Mercedes Trophy at the Cosmo Golf club here on Friday.
The one-day leg will be this year’s seventh stop for the annual golf event, with the fifth and sixth legs of the trophy concluding last week in Hyderabad and Coimbatore respectively.
As many as 41 winners from the qualifying rounds being held in 12 cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Gurugram and New Delhi, will then compete at the national finals at the Oxford Golf Resort in Pune from March 15.
The format of play will be Double Peoria with the amateurs golfers vying for one coveted spot at the national final.
Three winners from the national finals will further progress to the Mercedes Trophy World Finals in Stuttgart, Germany in September.
The tournament, so far has seen qualification of 17 golfers from the six legs held in Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Coimbatore respectively