Western Australian Golf Club Professional Vernon Sexton-Finck and Huntingdale Golf Club General Manager Stewart Fenton have claimed the honors at the 2016 CCA Invitational Final.
Held over three days with hospitality at the Australian PGA Championship, 11 Club Professionals and 13 Club Managers were treated to fun filled days on the Gold Coast with rounds of golf at Lakelands and Sanctuary Cove and two official functions.
"It was wonderful to host Club representatives on the Gold Coast. The Coca-Cola Amatil Invitational is a fantastic networking opportunity and continues to build positive relationships with customers and industry stakeholders, while encouraging attendees to open their mindset and identifying opportunities to further grow their respective businesses," said Bashir Riachi, State Business Manager at CCA.
South Australia's Simon Pope and Tasmania's Kevin Conlong held the lead after round 1 at Lakelands Golf Club, with Sexton-Finck just one point adrift. Winner of the same event in 2014 and runner up at the 2015 PGA Professionals Championship, Sexton-Finck battled the Sanctuary Cove's windy conditions to card a 1-under par 37 to win by two over Conlong.
Fenton who has qualified for the final of the Club Managers section in two consecutive years, went wire to wire with an opening round of even par 36 points to share top spot with New South Welshman Andrew Cooper. Fenton backed up his opening round 34 points, as Cooper fell away giving Fenton a four-point win.
For their titles, Sexton-Finck wins two return flights to the USA with airline partner Delta Air Lines, while Fenton has picked up a fully fitted set of Cobra irons.
Off the course, finalist enjoyed a day of hospitality at the Australian PGA Championship in the much talked about Lexus Marquee on the Soniq Million Dollar hole. Situated on the par-3 16th hole, 16th guests were treated to a party atmosphere with plenty of CCA products, music and a great vantage point to watch the final round.
About the CCA Invitational
The CCA Invitational is an event comprising PGA Professionals holding a Head Professional or Director of Golf role and General Managers.
Developed in conjunction with CCA and Cobra Puma Golf, the CCA Invitational provides the attendees with knowledge and initiatives regarding business best practices directly aligned to both Pro Shop and Clubhouse to assist in the future progression of the industry.
The CCA Invitational has developed into an enjoyable networking event with great prizes on offer, and the 2017 season is set to commence in late February through to early April.
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