South African Connie Chen has won a Mercedes E400 Convertible car worth $70,000 as the first player to score a hole-in-one at the par-3 15th on the Majlis Golf Course during the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters this week. Chen used a 6-iron to ace the 160-yard hole during the third round on Friday.
This is the second hole-in-one in the eight-year history of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after Tania Elosegui aced the seventh in 2009.
“I didn’t see it go in, none of us did,” Chen said. “My dad said, ‘oh, it might have gone in, but the cameraman didn’t say anything. So he and Sandra were like, if it went in, someone would have done something. So we only found out it went in, like maybe five meters away from the hole. We were like, there’s no ball.”
Chen had a hole-in-one in Spain last year but didn’t win a prize. She has a driving licence and the 21-year-old from Pretoria added that it would be a great first car.