Andy Garcia, Winner at 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am


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The stars were out in Haikou, China for the 2012 World Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills golf course. Actors Minka Kelly, Ryan Reynolds, Adrien Brody, Andy Garcia and Olympian Michael Phelps highlighted the bi-annual charity event that was won this year by Andy Garcia and PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar.

Oscar-nominated Andy Garcia and Kuchar finished with a combined winning Stableford score of 92 over 36 holes to take top honors. Chinese pop star Sun Nan and Greek professional Liebelei Lawrence finished close with a total of 91 points. The popular Chinese movie director He Ping and PGA Tour golfer Rich Beem finished third with 89 points.

Yao Ming, retired NBA star and one of China’s most prominent athletes, was also present and his foundation (The Yao Ming Foundation) along with UNICEF were the beneficiaries of this event. The tournament is set to return to Mission Hills in 2014.

Kuchar’s second round earned him a total of 84 points and wrapped up his victory in the professional individual competition, while renowned Chinese actor Wang Zhiwen took home the celebrity individual shooting thirteen strokes under his handicap to amass an 85 point total.

Check out the video below for footage of the event! Looks like everyone had a great time for a great cause!

Bader Media bureaus in Shanghai & Beijing worked together to produce this story.

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