HKBU．Tibet 5100 Golf Day 2017 raises HK$1.43 million for the University’s long-term development
06 Nov 2017
The HKBU．Tibet 5100 Golf Day 2017 was held at the Hong Kong Golf Club last Friday (3 November). It attracted 183 participants including 141 contestants who formed 36 teams to compete for 29 awards. This year, the event successfully raised HK$1.43 million, the second largest amount since the Golf Day was launched in 2004.
Officiating at the Tee-Off Ceremony were Mr Sunny Wong, Executive Director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd, the event’s Title Sponsor; Mr Allan Kwong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the event’s Venue Sponsor Regal Holdings Corporation; Dr Ronald Lu and Ir Professor KK Wong, Co-Chairmen of the Organising Committee; Mr So Wing-kin, Vice-Chairman of the Organising Committee; and Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor. As a token of appreciation, souvenirs were presented to Mr Ron Tsang, Mr Cheng Sing-yip and Mr Lam Long-chau who have provided support for the Golf Day for 10 years.
After rounds of vigorous competition, Mr Jimmy Liu’s team won the overall championship while the first runner-up and second runner-up prizes went to Mr Timothy Lam Jr’s team and The Sulphur Team respectively. Dr William Leung’s team captured the Alumni Cup. This year, 12 teams were awarded “Best Ball Retaining Team”, namely the teams of Dr Ronald Lu, RW, Zhongshan Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, Mr Timothy Lam Jr, Friends of P S, 1972 Accounting, Mr Thomas Ho, Mr Jimmy Liu, Ms Connie Wong, Mr Wade Lam, Dr Leung Lun and the Estates Office.
In the individual contests, Mr Hilal Dannaoui claimed the Net Score championship and the Longest Drive for Men (on the 4th Hole) while Dr Qi Pengfei and Mr Winston Van won the Net Score first runner-up and second runner-up prizes respectively. The Longest Drive for Men (on the 16th Hole) prizes belonged to Mr Max Wong while the winner of the Longest Drive for Ladies (on the 16th Hole) went to Dr Eliza Chan. Mrs Jenny Lau got the awards of the Longest Drive for Ladies (on the 4th Hole) and the Closest to the Pin (17th Hole). The award for the Closest to the Pin (15th Hole) was given to Mr Jason Yeung. Mr Samuel Lee got the Closest to the Line on the 1st Hole Fairway award. Mr KC Lau snatched the Closest to the Line on the 18th Hole Fairway and the Closest to the Pin (2nd Hole), and he also hit a hole-in-one on the 2nd Hole. The awards for the Closest to the Pin (on the 5th Hole, 9th Hole the 12th Hole) were presented to Mr Jamee Wong, Mr Chang Juo-hwa, and Ir Professor KK Wong, respectively.
In addition, Mr Max Wong won the Winnie Sanitary Product Limited Best Gross, the Most Gross Pars and the Most Gross Birdies. Others who clinched the Most Gross Birdies were Mr Jamee Wong and Mr Qi Pengfei. Mr KC Lau scooped the Most Gross Eagles, while Mr Kwan Kok-fu won the Putting Competition Champion.
The annual Golf Day is one of the major fundraising and fellowship events of the University. It has raised an aggregate amount of over HK$15 million since 2004.