Atlantic Coast Classic 2023

Tom Coakley from EQ got a hole in one on Meadow Course, Hole #6, 126 yards, Par 3.

The 6th Annual Expect Miracles Foundation Atlantic Coast Classic took place on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ. Expect Miracles Foundation’s largest golf tournament welcomed the financial services industry’s top executives for a fun day of golf and a record amount of on course fundraising.

During his opening remarks at the shotgun start, Executive Director Frank Heavey shared how grateful the Foundation is to the financial services industry for its support of EMF’s mission and reminded everyone why we were all gathered on this beautiful day- to fund life-saving cancer research.

Along with supporting EMF through participation in various on course contests, over 200 golfers made personal donations totaling over $11,000 in the friendly fundraising competition between courses. The River Course won with the most donors and The Forest Course won with the highest fundraising.

EMF is grateful for the generosity of our event sponsors and partners, and corporate sponsors, including our Foundation Sponsor BNY Mellon, who support our mission and make a positive impact on the cancer community.

2023 Atlantic Coast Classic Contest Winners

Forest Course Winners

Forest Course, Modified Scramble Winning Team – Net Score: 56. From Left: Greg Matthews (Morgan Stanley), Kristie Leslie (Morgan Stanley), JP Szabo (Morgan Stanley), Gino Gabbianelli (PIMCO).

Forest Course – Modified Scramble

1st place (net) score: 56

From Left:  Greg Matthews (Morgan Stanley), Kristie Leslie (Morgan Stanley), JP Szabo (Morgan Stanley), Gino Gabbianelli (PIMCO).

1st place (gross) score: 63

Jack Baldwin (Lord Abbett), Marty Byrne (Rockefeller), Matt Heady (Rockefeller), and Alex Nielan (Lord Abbett)

2nd place score: 57

Rosario Catizone (JP Morgan), Chris Kowilcik (JP Morgan), Christoph Krey (JP Morgan), and Brian Shlissel (JP Morgan)

3rd place score: 60

Seth Goldzweig (Eaton Vance), Brian Hess (UBS), Tom Kellerher (UBS), and Greg Sieghardt (UBS)

Closest to the Pin

Hole #6 Brian Fitzgerald (SS&C)

Hole #6 Rosemary Murphy (Columbia Threadneedle)

Longest Drive

Hole #3: Alex Nielan (Lord Abbett)

Hole # 3: Rosemary Murphy (Columbia Threadneedle)

 

River Course Scramble, Winning Team – Score 59. From Left:  Shane McCormick (LPL), David Rankin (RBC), Chas Lynam (Touchstone), and John Deegan (Morgan Stanley).

River Course- Scramble

1st place score: 59

From Left:  Shane McCormick (LPL), David Rankin (RBC), Chas Lynam (Touchstone), and John Deegan (Morgan Stanley).

2nd place score: 61

Dave Donahoo (Franklin Templeton), Mike Gaviser (Morgan Stanley), Brian Holzer (Morgan Stanley), and Jeff Masom (Franklin Templeton)

3rd place score: 62

Ed Buecker (Morgan Stanley), Tom Hoagland (Morgan Stanley), Mark Lavan (Franklin Templeton), and Mike Van Raaphorst (Western Asset)

Closest to the Pin

Hole #8 Izaak Mendelson (Invesco)

Longest Drive

Hole #11 Jack Baker (UBS)

Hole #11 Christina Johnson (Morgan Stanley)

 

Meadow Course- Scramble 1st place score: 56. Andrew Davies (Morgan Stanley), Nick Vanderlinden (Morgan Stanley), Doug Keller (T. Rowe Price), and Alec Brodsky (Morgan Stanley).

Meadow Course- Scramble

1st place score: 56

Andrew Davies (Morgan Stanley), Nick Vanderlinden (Morgan Stanley), Doug Keller (T. Rowe Price), and Alec Brodsky (Morgan Stanley).

2nd place score: 56

Dominic Crowe (Citi), Ryan Crowe (PwC), Frank Strauss, and Joe Triarsi

3rd place score: 57

Brian Dunkley (Eaton Vance), Jeremy Kees (Merrill Lynch), AJ Leimenstoll (Eaton Vance), and Brian Pieloch (Merrill Lynch)

Closest to the Pin

Hole #17 Brian Dunkley (Eaton Vance)

Hole # 17 Valerie Wong Fountain (Morgan Stanley)

Longest Drive

Hole #13 Ian Bellah (FS Investments)

Hole #13 Valerie Wong Fountain (Morgan Stanley)

View Photo Galleries

EMF had two professional photographers on site to take pictures throughout the day. Evelyn Dow photographed registration, breakfast, shot gun start, and foursome players on the Meadow and River golf courses. Jonathan Kolbe photographed the post-golf reception, the speaking program including winners of the contests, and the foursome players on the Forest course.

Evelyn Dow (Meadow & River)

Jonathan Kolbe (Forest & Reception)

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