Jami­lah, Audy star at 2017 She’s Mercedes tour­na­ment

The Jakarta Post - - SPORTS - Niken Prathivi

The 2017 She’s Mercedes Ladies Golf tour­na­ment found Jami­lah and Audy Smith as the stars of the one-day competition af­ter they were de­clared the Best Gross Over­all and Best Net Over­all win­ners, re­spec­tively.

Based on stroke play, Jami­lah scored 81 for the best gross, while Audy gar­nered 71 for the best net among a to­tal of 73 par­tic­i­pants at the tour­ney, which was held at Pon­dok In­dah Golf Course in South Jakarta on Thurs­day.

“I came [to Jakarta] for the event and a three-week long hol­i­day with my fam­ily,” Audy, 39, told The Jakarta Post af­ter the match.

She added that golf­ing be­came part of her life when her hus­band in­tro­duced her to the sport 15 years ago.

Audy, who has been liv­ing on the Gold Coast, Australia, for five years, said her hus­band en­cour­aged her to learn the sport so both of them could spend their week­ends to­gether.

“From Mon­day to Fri­day, my hus­band went to work. Week­ends he played golf and I didn’t get much time to spend with him. One day, he sug­gested that I learn how to play golf. Now I love the sport more than my hus­band does,” added Audy with a laugh.

A proud Audy said she is now a bet­ter golfer than her hus­band. “My hand­i­cap is al­ready four, while his is still at seven.”

A big fan of Andy Scott, Australia’s for­mer world num­ber one, she added that she fol­lows all the tour­na­ments. She even no­ticed that In­done­sia will host a sea­so­nend­ing event — the In­done­sian Mas­ters 2017 — in Jakarta next week, and quickly named Bri­ton Justin Rose as a par­tic­i­pant.

Audy hoped that for more In­done­sian golfers, es­pe­cially the ladies, reach the world stage.

“I know we’ve got some po­ten­tial at ju­nior level. Pres­sure is what these ju­niors need to lev­elup, and they can get that pres­sure if they play abroad,” said Audy, who reg­u­larly prac­tices at the Sanc­tu­ary Cove Golf Course.

The 2017 edi­tion was the sec­ond event hosted by Mercedes-Benz In­done­sia, pro­vid­ing women with in­ter­est in golf an op­por­tu­nity to get to­gether.

“With the ‘She’s Mercedes’ cam­paign, Mercedes-Benz is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ously cre­ate ac­tiv­i­ties tai­lored for women,” said Roel of Lam­berts, the pres­i­dent and CEO of PT Mercedes-Benz Distri­bu­tion In­done­sia.

He said he be­lieved that host­ing the ladies golf event would of­fer a suit­able plat­form to chan­nel the in­ter­est of the car’s fe­male cus­tomers as well as prospects in In­done­sia.

“Given the unique at­tributes of ‘She’s Mercedes Ladies Golf ’ that com­bines sport and leisure with char­ity, we are pleased to wel­come even more en­thu­si­as­tic lady golfers than be­fore,” Lam­berts added. The coun­try’s top celebrity chef, Farah Quinn, also took part in the competition and said she had a blast with the ladies on the course.

The tour­ney also of­fered a “Beat the Pro” chal­lenge, fea­tur­ing In­done­sian pro golfer Danny Mas­rin.

Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz In­done­sia

Head start: The pres­i­dent di­rec­tor and CEO of PT Mercedes-Benz Distri­bu­tion In­done­sia, Roel of Lam­berts, tees off at She’s Mercedes Ladies Golf 2017 at the Pon­dok In­dah Golf Course on Thurs­day.

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