The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Golfer has rare hole-in-one on par-4 in Asian qualifying tournament for PGA Tour event

  • Print

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian golfer Mohd Nazri Zain had a rare hole-in-one on a par-4 during the SapuraKencana National Qualifier tournament on Wednesday.

He holed out on the water-lined 289-yard 16th on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club's west course.

"I saw the ball rolling into the hole and I started celebrating with my caddie," Zain said. "It was unbelievable. This is definitely a huge achievement for me and I'll keep the ball as a memory."

Zain finished with a 2-over 73 and in 20th place, 15 strokes behind playoff winner Danny Chia of Malaysia. By winning, Chia earned a place in the $7 million CIMB Classic, a PGA Tour and Asian Tour event in late October.

The 30-year-old Zain already had a hole-in-one — on a par-3 hole — in 2012.

There has been only one hole-in-one on a par-4 on the PGA Tour, by American golfer Andrew Magee at the TPC Scottsdale during the FBR Open, now Phoenix Open, in 2001. Asian Tour officials said Wednesday that Zain's ace was the first on a par-4 on their tour.

Magee's hole-in-one came with a driver on the 332-yard 17th. His tee shot ran up onto the green while the group of Steve Pate, Gary Nicklaus (Jack Nicklaus' son) and Tom Byrum were putting. Magee's ball bounced on to the green, ran through Byrum's legs and struck Byrum's putter and deflected about eight feet into the hole.

The most recent par-4 hole-in-one came in July when Tyler Raber aced the 279-yard 17th hole on the developmental eGolf Pro Tour's ArrowCreek Open in Reno, Nevada.

Raber, who at first thought he had lost his ball with his tee shot before discovering it in the hole, lost the ArrowCreek Open in a three-man playoff.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: Fifty Ways To Punt Your Premier

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Someone or thing is taking advantage of the inactivity at Kapyong Barracks,hundreds of Canada Geese-See Joe Bryksa’s goose a day for 30 days challenge- Day 15- May 22, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Local/Standup- BABY BISON. Fort Whyte Centre's newest mother gently nudges her 50 pound, female bull calf awake. Calf born yesterday. 25 now in herd. Four more calfs are expected over the next four weeks. It is the bison's second calf. June 7, 2002.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Where do you think the Bombers need the biggest improvement during the off-season?

View Results

Ads by Google