Kahului, HI — July 9, 2014 — Joel Rand of Wailea, Maui recorded his second hole-in-one Saturday, June 28 at the Wailea Old Blue golf course during the 24th annual UH Maui College Chancellor’s Golf Tournament. On the 12th hole, par 3, Rand used a pitching wedge, hit the ball 135 yards and made the hole-in-one. Witnesses were Sandy Fujitani and Dan Regan.
Rand said he felt “awesome”, as these hole-in-ones “do not come along frequently”. He plays golf once a week, usually at Wailea Old Blue or other Wailea golf courses. On Maui since 1979, Rand is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Investment at its Kahului office. His first hole-in-one in 2001 was also at the Wailea Old Blue course (18th hole, par 3).
UHMC Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto said: “The entire UHMC faculty, staff, and students congratulate Joel Rand for his memorable hole-in-one, and hope he and his team-mates enjoyed the golf tournament at the spectacular Wailea Old Blue course.”
Chancellor Sakamoto expressed his gratitude to lead tournament co-sponsors Wailea Old Blue Golf Club, the Wailea Beach Resort & Spa, and Dorvin Leis Co., Inc. He added: “This year we had a record 56 sponsor teams, including three gold sponsors: Sodexo, Maui Soda & Ice Works, and Johnson Controls, Inc. The Maui business community has participated in our golf tournament and supported UHMC in many areas.”
Over the past 24 years Chancellor Sakamoto said that $800,000 has been raised for several key UHMC programs. Proceeds from this year’s tournament benefit the UHMC Lanaʻi Ed Center, Baccalaureate Development, Faculty and Staff Development, and the Maui Culinary Arts Academy.
Also, this year will mark UHMC’s 50th anniversary as Maui County’s only institution of higher education. Several unique prize packages for this year’s tournament were highlighted, including a UH Institute of Astronomy special “universe viewing” facility tour and a UH “home game” football ticket package.
Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College.
Photos from the UH Maui College 24th Annual Chancellor’s Golf Tournament