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Hole-in-one earns Andy Sullivan a trip into space
Andy Sullivan recorded a hole-in-one during the final round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands, last week. His reward: a trip into space next year.
Nuneaton golfer Sullivan secured the prize after becoming the first player to achieve a hole-in-one at the competition on the par-three 15th hole this past Sunday.
"I'll have to pluck up some serious courage, but I'd love to do it," the 28-year-old, who eventually finished third at the event, told BBC Radio 5 live.
He added: "I didn't play great through the round, but then I hit a perfect shot like that. What an experience.
"My caddie just shouted 'we're going to space'."
Fellow Englishman Paul Casey won the tournament, but couldn’t help taking a friendly quip at Sullivan when asked how he felt about winning the event: "Over the moon,” was his response.
"I'm absolutely over the moon," Casey said. "It's a very difficult stretch coming in and I am very, very happy the way I balanced having fun on the golf course but being focused and got the job done."