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2015 ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup

2015 was the 12th consecutive year of the ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup in support of the Community Services Center (CSC), a non-profit foundation that offers counseling, information and support services to the international community in Taiwan. As in previous years, the event, co-hosted by the ECCT and International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT), was the highlight of Taipei's annual social golfing calendar. As usual, it provided a perfect opportunity for Taipei's best amateur golfers to show off their golfing skills and support a good cause at the same time. Thanks to the sponsors and a portion of players' fees, NT$200,000 was raised for the CSC.

 

For the third consecutive year, the tournament was held at Royal Kuan Hsi Golf Club in Hsinchu County. The beautiful layout and scenery surrounding the Kuan Hsi course always makes it a popular choice for golf tournaments.
On top of that, the course was in splendid condition and the weather was perfect – 25 degrees, bright and sunny.14 teams comprising ECCT members and supporters of the international community took a morning off work to support the event. Thanks to some generous sponsors, players were well taken care of throughout the day, starting with a complimentary breakfast and goodie bags before the game, a roving drinks cart that delivered beverages of all kinds to players on the course, more drinks at the 19th hole and a lavish banquet and prize giving ceremony to bring an end to a perfect day.At the lunch banquet, ICRT Morning Show Host Terry Engel acted as MC. He kicked off with a few witty golf-related jokes. Afterwards he invited ECCT Chairman Bernd Barkey to the stage together with ICRT CEO Tim Berge, Angelika Hilger (representing Audi, the main sponsor) and ECCT CEO Freddie Hoeglund to present a cheque to Adam McMillan, Director of the CSC. McMillan went on to thank the sponsors, organisers and players for their support. Then it was time for the prize-giving ceremony.Some spectacular golfing prowess was demonstrated on the course. Very few strokes separated the teams at the top of the leader board. Last year's winners, Asian Tigers, could not match their form from last year and finished six strokes off the pace set by Bayer Taiwan, who won the top prize in the team competition (on handicap) with a record-equaling net score of 51. Just one shot behind was Evonik, followed by one stroke by the best of four teams entered by the International Golf Society of Taipei (IGST), the IGST Long Bombs.
Judging by the length of the longest drives and the nearest the pin flags (more than one was almost in the hole), there were also some excellent individual performances. Prizes were awarded to the best five teams, longest drives and nearest the pins.

2015 ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup Results
Places  Nearest the pin
Team Net Score Hole # Name
First place Bayer Taiwan 51 # 3 Michael Lee (Bayer)
Second place Evonik Taiwan 52 # 7 Thomas Zechel (Evonik)
Third place IGST Long Bombs 53 # 12 Godwin Chang (ACC)
Fourth place ECCT 1 54 # 17 Kevin Hsu (Baker)
Fifth place ACC 55
Sixth place Ericsson 55 Longest Drive
Seventh place ICRT 56 # 4 Joe Welsh (IGST Eagles)
Eighth place IGST Eagles 57 # 8 Jeanette Cervelle (Ericsson)
Ninth place Asian Tigers 57 # 11 Grant Lamb (IGST Long Bombs)
Tenth place IGST Aces 58 # 18 Charlie Lamb (ACC)
Most Golf (gross score) Baker & McKenzie 81

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