Surprise ending at ValleyCare golf tournament
It was a win-win for golfer Andrew Searcy at the 28th annual ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament on June 1. Not only was he golfing on behalf of a charitable cause, he was also the winner of the hole-in-one Lexus challenge, sponsored by Lexus of Pleasanton.
The tournament was held on the course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. Andrew Searcy along with three co-workers from Indoor Environment Services -- Mike Camper, Mike Potts and Phil Butts -- started the course unaware of the great historical event to come.
Searcy, a Livermore resident, made tournament history when he hit a hole-in-one on the seventh hole, winning himself a brand new Lexus ES250.
"There was so much excitement around the course after the hole-in-one. You could hear the buzz all afternoon and many of the golfers who know Andrew have all said it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy," said Shelley Despotakis, manager of the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation.
Searcy was so excited about his golf shot that he had forgotten about the prize offered.
"I was so excited about my first ever hole-in-one, I completely forgot that the prize was a new Lexus ES250," said Searcy.
After a day of golfing on the championship course, participants attended a dinner and silent auction. Proceeds from the day's events benefit the ValleyCare System Emergency Room Expansion Campaign.