Spain's Jose Manuel Lara was not the only winner at Fanling over the weekend - Operation Santa Claus was also counting the cash after HK$647,640 was raised for the needy. Bryan Curtis, head of Radio 3 which organises OSC with the South China Morning Post, was overwhelmed by the generosity of sponsors UBS. 'We have surpassed all expectations,' said Curtis, referring to the HK$225,000 total raised last year. 'UBS has shown a big heart. It's a win-win ... especially for our abandoned children and the elderly who are dumped on the doorsteps of public hospitals. 'We at Operation Santa Claus say a big thank you to UBS.' Twenty-seven charities will benefit in this year's OSC campaign. UBS donated HK$200 for every birdie and upped the ante for yesterday's final round to HK$500. The players rose to the occasion with 230 birdies, grossing HK$115,000, and with eight eagles [also at HK$500] another HK$123,000 was added to the coffers. Other donations brought the total to HK$637,640. The most popular fund-raising activity for the public - guessing the total number of birdies - was won by Katy Scott. She nominated the exact four-day total of 1,326. 'I took advice from my husband Gus, who is a statistician,' Katy said as she accepted the 20-gram gold bar worth about US$450. Gus is pretty handy with the clubs as well, playing off scratch.