World Final triumph for local heroes from Team South Africa at the sensational Fancourt Golf Resort

Munich – March 11, 2013… Standing ovations for Gary Player, jubilation for the victorious team from South Africa and huge joy among the Germans for an outstanding second place — the official gala evening to mark the end of the BMW Golf Cup International World Final, held at one of the country's vineyards, proved a glittering highlight and fitting climax to a fantastic week of golf at South Africa’s Fancourt Golf Resort. Following the participation of around 100,000 players from all over the world in the qualifying rounds of the competition, BMW invited 137 players and their entourages from 47 countries to take part in the final of the world's largest amateur golf series. Here in South Africa, however, all participants could consider themselves winners — just to have been part of the event was a reward in itself.

"This week and the entire BMW Golf Cup International have been a great success and an unforgettable experience for all involved," said Eckhard Wannieck, Head of International Sponsoring, Cooperations and Product Placement at BMW. "The participants came from four different continents and from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. At times communication between them was difficult, but the one thing that united them was a passion for the game of golf and for the BMW brand. That's a wonderful thing."

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