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Girl, 12, scores an ace and wins a car
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 1:19 p.m.
Is there anything better for a golfer than making a hole-in-one?
Nothing... unless that hole-in-one comes with a prize.
Back Nine Network is reporting that was the case just last week at the 40th RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship, where Volvo Car Malaysia offered a brand new Volvo XC60 to any golfer who could make a hole-in-one over the course of the three-day tournament.
Well, guess what? It happened. Natasha Oon -- not knowing there was even a prize for an ace -- made a hole-in-one.
There was just one little problem: Oon is only 12 years old. She got to keep the vehicle, but can't drive it yet.
So what did the shot look like? Just a beautiful, towering flight, one hop and into the hole?
Not so much, Oon explained.
"I hit an 8-iron and duffed the shot," she said. "It hit the top of the hill and rolled. The first one to tell me that it was a hole-in-one was my mom. The insurance guy told my mom."
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, right?
Here's the entire interview with Oon, who has quite the personality:
OK, so it stinks that she has to wait a few years to drive her hole-in-one prize...
... But on the bright side, she's also not old enough to buy everyone drinks.