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South African golfer wins a car after successive holes-in-one

This has to be a first.

File photo.
File photo.
Image: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFER Keith Horne has described the moment he recorded his second hole-in-one, at the same hole, in successive rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday.

Having aced the par-three 12th in the second round, the 41-year-old repeated the feat in round three to earn himself an unexpected Christmas present.

Horne takes home a luxury car after sponsors BMW relaxed their rule that a car was only on offer for a hole-in-one on the final day.

“Unbelievable. It was the same club, but the wind was different, so I had to hit a full eight iron this time,” he told the European Tour website.

“It was in all the way – never looked like missing. Went in a bit faster this time, so I didn’t get to admire it as much as yesterday, but it really got the adrenaline going much more.”

As for his new motor…

“I’m really chuffed. It was very kind of them to recognize that two holes-in-one were worthy of giving me the car,” said Horne.

“I wasn’t expecting it, so I’m over the moon. This was an unbelievable Christmas present and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful car.”

Horne, who is still waiting for his first victory on the European Tour, is currently tied for 13th at Leopard Creek, 13 shots behind leader Charl Schwartzel.

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