This article originally appeared in the summer 2014 Harker Quarterly.
Harker once again hosted the annual Harker Golf Classic at the Stanford University Golf Course, consistently rated one of the finest university courses in the world. The event, held April 14, raised $28,000 for Harker’s general endowment fund.
First-place winners were Greg Lawson, Meurig Morgan and Allen Beede. Second-place winners were Scott and Susan McNealy, and Andrea and Chris Umdenstock. Longest drive went to Erik Verbeek (men) and Susan McNealy (women). Closest to pin was achieved by Evan Barth (men) and Dorothy Scarpace (women).
After the final round, golfers were joined by spouses and guests at the McNealys’ home for a fabulous wine reception (son Maverick ’13 plays on Stanford’s nationally third-ranked golf team and just qualified for the U.S. Open). Participating wineries were Corvalle and Left Bend, as well as distributor Joseph George Fine Wines. The Stanford golf course, designed in 1930 by renowned golf course architects William Bell and George C. Thomas, is located in the foothills above the Stanford University campus. In 2009 it was rated the nation’s third-best college course by golf coaches.
After the event, the advancement department gave special thanks to the day’s presenting sponsors: Sarvajna and Seema Dwivedi, Shi An Liu and Ping Xu, Ram and Indira Reddy and social network company Wayin. Further sponsorship was provided by Big Valley Ford Lincoln, Golfsmith, Golftec, C. Denise Brodersen and Harry and Lovelee Singh.
At the end of the day, beyond enjoying a good game of golf, all the participants left secure in the knowledge they had helped raise funds for Harker’s general endowment, which will benefit generations of students to come.