Georgia Hall receiving the key for Mercedes Benz from Karl Sandesjo and Malcolm Cooper of Gargash Enterprises-Mercedes Benz as Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, looks on at the 15th hole where Hall scored a hole in one with a four iron
England’s Georgia Hall produced the shot of the day when she aced the 167-yard par-3 15th hole using a 4-iron in the third round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club.
The 18-year-old from Bournemouth in Dorset won a gleaming Mercedes Benz C 200 worth around €60,000 and will now have to buy herself some driving lessons as she can’t yet drive.
“I wasn’t playing that great before. I did hit some really good shots, though, and I hit 4‑iron, I think it was 167 yards. It was a perfect shot. I couldn’t really see it because the sun was in my eyes but it was a great feeling,” said Hall, who turned professional in July and received an invitation to play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
“It was straight online, so I hoped it was going to roll in, and it did, so I’m happy. If I can drive that, that would be cool.”
This was Georgia’s second hole in one as she aced the 17th at Machynys Peninsula Golf Club in South Wales to win the 2013 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.
It was also the same hole where South African Connie Chen made a hole in one during the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in 2013, for which she won a Mercedes Benz convertible.