Harris HMC go back-to-back upstaged by a hole-in-one at golf day

A change in course and threatening rain didn’t prove a handicap for the winning team of this year’s 2014 Chancellors Cup Golf Day held at the prestigious Sandhurst Golf Club on Friday 14 November.

Photo of 2014 CCGD winners from Harris HMC - from L to R:Andrew Headbury, Alex Merzvinskis, Brad Blunt and Marcus Spencer
Harris HMC team of Brad Blunt, Andrew Headbury, Marcus Spencer and Alex Merzvinskis didn’t let new conditions and challenges put them off their game, backing up their success in 2013 by again winning this year’s competition.

Now in its 17th year, this popular Ambrose format event attracted 51 golfing ‘enthusiasts’ from throughout the Monash University community.

TeamMONASH Programs Coordinator Simon Dart said the golf day was an outstanding success, from the networking opportunities for the participants to the raising of funds for Monash University Talented Student Support Programs and affiliated sporting clubs.

“The annual Chancellors Cup Golf Day is a great opportunity for Monash alumni and corporate supporters to mix in a relaxing environment while helping to raise funds for our programs and sporting clubs.

“The event raised well over $4,500 for participating programs and sporting clubs, combined with a stunning hole-in-one by Paul McNamee on the North Course 3rd hole; it was a very enjoyable day.” Mr Dart said

Competitors also enjoyed side novelty hole competitions – with Tony West winning both longest drives on the 9th and 11th holes, Alex Merzvinskis nearest to pin on the 10th hole, Dwayne Kick nearest to pin on the 15th hole, Samuel Catherine straightest drive on the 17th hole.

However, all were upstaged and stunned by Paul McNamee’s hole-in-one on nearest to pin on the 3rd hole. Congratulations Paul, well played!

Martin Doulton, Director of TeamMONASH applauded everyone involved in ensuring  another successful golf day.

 “To our sponsors, supporters and friends thank you for your efforts in supporting our sporting clubs who make a very important contribution to the overall University experience at Monash.” Mr Doulton said.

The day ended with an informal gourmet BBQ and presentations to the winners within the sensational Sandhurst Golf Club facilities and hospitality.

Harris HMC were again the major sponsor for the event with great support from O’Brien Capital, Programmed, Dexus Property Group as hole sponsors. This years Chancellors Cup Golf Day was supported by Monash University Alumni, AFN Fishing and Outdoors, Modern Promotions, Kukri, Net Promotions, Node Nanofabrication, Precor, Sandhurst Golf Club and TeamMONASH.

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