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Deyen Lawson wins car for Leopard Creek Ace

Lawson receives financial boost with BMW bonus (Photo: Henry Peters )
Victorian golfer, Deyen Lawson, has hardly made a great start to his European Tour career after earning the right to play there through the recent Q-School but a hole in one at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa has made his two week campaign in South Africa well worth the trip.

Lawson, who had missed the cut at the Australian PGA and South African Open Championships at his two previous starts finished as the leading Australian in 47th position in the final European Tour event of 2018 but it will be the Ace he recorded at the 16th hole that will live long in his memory.

The 27 year old had just birdied the 14th and eagled the 15th in the two holes prior but the hole in one at the 167 yard par 3 not only completed a remarkable run of five under in three holes it earned him a BMW 8 Series car.

Lawson's finishing stretch reversed a horror run to that point on the final day having dropped four shots in his first ten holes but it will be the Ace and the commercial boost it will give to his fledgling European Tour career that will live long in his memory.

Dimi Papdatos was the only other Australian to make the cut and finished 51st after what had been a good start to the event on Thursday.

The event was won by American David Lipsky who finished two ahead of Scotland's David Drysdale with fellow countryman Scott Jamieson and South African Zander Lomard in a share of 3rd another shot back.

The European Tour returns to action in Dubai on January 24th.

 

 

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