Tangerang Selatan, 16 March - National amateur golfers Edwin Abeng and Jayadi will represent Indonesia at the 10th Jack Nicklaus International Invitational (JNII) Tournament of Champions 2016. The tournament will be held at the New Albany Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, United States, where they will have a chance to meet legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.
Edwin and Jayadi got this opportunity after winning the Jack Nicklaus International Invitational 2016 amateur tournament held at the Damai Indah Golf-BSD Course in Tangerang, Banten.
Edwin Abeng won the Best Gross Overall title with a score of 75, while Jayadi won the Best Net Overall with 69, allowing them to advance to the final rounds in Columbus.
The annual tournament, now in its tenth year, is held in six countries; Italy, the Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, the United States and Indonesia.
Jack Nicklaus, also known by golf enthusiasts as the Golden Bear, is a living legend with a record 18 major titles, 55 PGA Tour championship wins as well as 43 titles on other tours throughout a professional career of 25 years from 1962 to 1986.
The JNII 2016 saw the participation of 106 golfers who are all loyal customer of Jack Nicklaus. The Damai Indah Golf-BSD Course was designed by the legend himself and opened for play in 1992. It is an international course with a length of 6,545 meters.
We want to give an exclusive opportunity to local golfers and our loyal Jack Nicklaus customers to play a signature Jack Nicklaus design course in competitive tournament environment. The participants have the opportunity to win big prizes, a VIP tour to represent the country at the Tournament of Champions with a value of USD 9.775 (for 2 winners), that will be held in June", explained Damayanti Iriani, Marketing Communications at PT Trisula International, the license holder of the Jack Nicklaus apparel brand in Indonesia..
The winners of the JNII 2016 will there also have the dream opportunity to dine with Nicklaus. "Not only that, they will also watch the Memorial Tournament live at Muirfield Village Golf Club," added Damayanti.
Winning the Jack Nicklaus International Invitational is an unforgettable experience, as was witnessed by Andre Atmadji when he won the tournament in 2015.
"It was an impressive experience to have the opportunity to watch one of the biggest tournaments on the calendar, the Memorial. There i was able to meet with top players like Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and so many others. And I will never forget the moment when I had the opportunity to meet with the legendary Jack Nicklaus himself", said the runner up of the Jack Nicklaus International Invitational Final 2015 in Ohio, USA.
In the tournament final, that uses the Best Ball (foursome) format. Andre, together with Ian Sugianto, managed to finish second with the same score (-2) as the winners from South Korea, who beat them for the grand prize on count back. But they were still proud to represent Indonesia as runners up at the JNII Final Tournament of Champions 2015.