$1 million dollar prize goes unclaimed

Over $8,000 raised at Psalm 23 Society charity golf event

A 10-day, $1 million hole-in-one contest ended on hole No. 10 at the 108 Golf Resort on July 20.

The Psalm 23 Society fundraiser didn’t make anyone a millionaire, but the top 10 finalists did take home a share of prizes worth $7,500.

The event, sponsored by Sunrise Ford in 100 Mile House, raised $8,475 for the Psalm 23 Transition Society’s Village Of Hope, a 59 Mile area rehabilitation facility for men who may be homeless or battling addictions.

The first place prize package included a seven night stay at a Disney Resort, sponsored by Christine and Tom Gallagher, a golf bag, a Milan Lucic Winter Classic jersey, and two rounds of golf at the Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills with a night’s stay at the Best Western in Abbotsford.

Gabe Pukacz won first prize, coming closest to the pin and landing his ball 36 feet 8 inches from the hole.

Bill Baerg won second prize with a shot six inches off the first place mark.

Larry Molnar was third.

Team Bell-E-Acres took home the 2014 Team award and prizes for the Business Challenge Cup sponsored by Central GM.

Team CJ Southwestern Grill was a close second and Team Psalm 23 Staff took home third place honours.

Other highlights included three hole-in-ones. One by Wilma Willms and two by Joe Batalha, in the qualifying rounds.

The first nine days of the contest took place at the driving range where a target pin was placed at 100 yards.

The top seven closest to the pin each day, and three randomly drawn shooters, qualified for the July 20 quarter-final.