Audi quattro Cup 2016: Victory for Germany and the United States in world final
The world’s best amateur golfers have been determined. In the finale of the 26th Audi quattro Cup at Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona, the teams from Germany and the United States prevailed against their competitors. Some 100,000 players from a total of 51 nations had been battling for the coveted final tickets in 750 qualification tournaments over the past few months.
At Real Club de Golf El Prat, the finalists played two rounds according to the foursome with select drive method. The par-72 course had been designed by the former leader of the world ranking Greg Norman and has been the venue of the “Open de España” on ten previous occasions. The winners of the Audi quattro Cup 2016 are Sebastian Kaul und Gerit Flohr from Germany (group net B), and Eric Kelley and Don Tate from the United States (group net B). Team Germany 1, competing for GolfPark Gudensberg, was able to celebrate an additional triumph. For the first time ever in the 26-year history of the Audi quattro Cup, Flohr achieved a hole-in-one. The second German duo, Hendrik Scholten/Benjamin Jansen (Bielefelder Golfclub), claimed position four.
“The Audi quattro Cup thrills players, spectators, as well as us as the organizers, year after year,” says Thomas Glas, Head of Sport Marketing of AUDI AG. “The commitment displayed by the golfers is impressive. Obviously, the world finale is always the major highlight.”
Off the greens and fairways, Audi presented a program full of variety at the finale, which included Piers Ward and Andy Proudman providing tips on how to properly handle irons and woods. The two PGA professionals are well known due to their presence on “Meandmygolf,” the major YouTube golf channel, and took part in the finale at the invitation of TaylorMade. The sports article manufacturer has been a partner of the Audi quattro Cup since 2010.
The finale in Barcelona attracted representatives of other sports as well. Former soccer pro Hasan Salihamidžić and nine-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours Tom Kristensen mingled with the crowd.
The Audi quattro Cup has been taking place since 1991, the tournaments being held at the invitations of regional Audi partners. The past quarter of a century has seen the participation of more than a million amateur golfers.