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BA-CA ErfolgsCup 2007: Again a Smashing Success

  • 1,500 customers at the best golf courses in Austria
  • Styrian wins at the finale in Turkey
  • Golfing for a good cause

Fifteen rounds of the BA-CA ErfolgsCup 2007 were played on the best golf courses in Austria. Ninety of the roughly 1,500 Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) customers who participated qualified for the grand finale held a few days ago at The PGA Sultan course in Belek, Turkey. The finalists flew to Turkey together with BA-CA board chairman Willibald Cernko, where perfect golf weather was waiting for them. “The atmosphere was just great during the entire four-day trip. We got in two outstanding rounds of golf under ideal late-summer conditions,” said CEO Cernko, summing up the outing. Golf pro Niki Zitny helped the finalists by providing tips and advice while they prepared for the big event at their hotel, the luxurious Kimpinski Hotel The Dome.

The “BA-CA Sultan of Belek” hails from Styria
Gert Sommerauer from the Schloss Frauenthal golf club came out on top in overall points, ahead of ex-hockey ace Hans Fritz. A satisfied Sommerauer was crowned the winner of the BA-CA ErfolgsCup 2007 and the “sultan” of Belek at The PGA Sultan. Hanns Grasl from Schloss Ebreichsdorf golf club also made good use of Zitny’s advice – he hit a hole in one at hole 17, a golfer’s dream come true.

Donation to the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”
Charity is an important part of the BA-CA ErfolgsCup every year. Each participant was asked to make a donation of EUR 15 during the qualifying rounds. All in all, the golfers contributed EUR 18,176, which was handed over to Ingeborg Kladiwa, senior president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Austria, in the form of a check at the awards ceremony.

The gala awards ceremony was moderated by Austrian Broadcasting Corporation commentator Michael Berger with a jazz backdrop from the Martini Rosso Quartett and a humorous “film documentary” of the finale – the perfect conclusion to a trip masterfully organised by the agency Aufwind.

Overall winner of the BA-CA ErfolgsCup 2007
 1. Gert Sommerauer, GC Schloss Frauenthal   29 B  
Net rankings Group A
 1. Kurt Angerer,   GC Gut Altentann   37 N 
 2. Wolfgang Reich,   GC Lengenfeld    35 N 
 3. Wolfgang Blümel,   GC Gut Altentann   34 N 
Net rankings Group B
 1. Gerda Scholl,   GC Schloss Ebreichsdorf  43 N 
 2. Helga Mayer , GC GolfRange Wien-Tuttendörfl 39 N 
 3. Andreas Schwarzenberger, GC Föhrenwald    37 N
Net rankings Group C
 1. Helmut Ogulin, GC Föhrenwald    46 N 
 2. Thomas Sochor,   GC GolfRange Wien-Tuttendörfl 43 N 
 3. Günther Percht,   GC 2000    43 N 

Longest Drive Women powered by Die Presse
Helga Mayer,  GC GolfRange Wien-Tuttendörfl
Longest Drive Men powered by Die Presse
Severin Metzger,  GC Fontana
Nearest to the pin
Erich-Anton Eberl,    GC Eichenheim

Enquiries:   Bank Austria Creditanstalt Press Office Austria
Alexander Tröbinger, Tel. +43 (0)5 05 05  ext. 52809;
 E-mail: alexander.troebinger@ba-ca.com 

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