Thursday, 23 June 2016
Richie Ramsay jumps for joy after he won a BMW M760Li for making a hole in one on the 16th  (Getty Images)
Richie Ramsay jumps for joy after he won a BMW M760Li for making a hole in one on the 16th (Getty Images)

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Richie Ramsay was jumping for joy after winning a BMW M760Li xDrive worth a staggering €170,000 after his hole-in-one on the 16th during the opening round of the BMW International Open.

The prize was on offer for the first professional to make an ace in the tournament and Ramsay duly obliged with a perfect seven iron to secure the prize.

“The wind was down off the right and hit a seven iron to hold it up,” he explained. “Hit it and it was right down it and as it was in mid-air I thought ‘CAR’ but didn’t say anything as thought might be a curse. It pitched just short and someone said ‘go on, go on’ and then it disappeared!

“So next thing we are leaping around the tee box, high fiving and it’s just a great feeling. I tried to get in the car and it was locked!

“I’ve been inside now and it is beautiful. You can just lean back and feels like you are in a business class seat of a plane - you can lie all the way back, you have the tablet, skylight, leather, speakers. I am just processing it now and the value of it. It takes a while to process. Fantastic feeling and just huge thanks to BMW. It’s such a fantastic car and great they put it up for a prize.

“It will look fantastic in the driveway and the great thing is that it is safe as houses. We have a three and a half month old daughter and this is something to keep her safe. She has plenty of room to make lots of noise.”

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1STENSON, HenrikSWE18-17
T2FICHARDT, DarrenRSA18-14
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-14
4JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-11
T5GARCIA, SergioESP18-10
T5APHIBARNRAT, KiradechTHA18-10

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