Italian Golfer Sinks Hole in One, Wins New Porsche 911 Carrera S
Porsche Golf Cup competitor Marco Leoni played himself into the history books on the last hole of the World Final.
For the first time in six years at the recent Porsche Golf Club World Final in Mallorca, Spain, a hole in one was hit at the highlight event of the exclusive amateur tournament series for customers – and on the Canyamel course’s 18th hole, of all places, where a yellow Porsche 911 Carrera S was up for grabs as the prize for the feat. Italian Marco Leoni used a 4 hybrid to strike his ball uphill and into the hole 525 feet away.
“The swing felt good, but I didn’t see where the ball landed,” remembered Leoni ina press statement. “It was only on hearing the spectators’ reaction did I realize that the ball was in the hole.” The member of the Monticello Golf Club, which is not far from Lake Como, was given a standing ovation at the victory ceremony in the evening. “It’s crazy,” said the 56-year-old. “I’m so proud, and I’d like to thank Porsche for organizing such a fantastic tournament.”
It was the crowning glory of a spectacular Porsche Golf Cup that set records even before the start of the World Final. The 80 finalists from 20 markets were left remaining from the initial 17,647 players that competed at the 261 qualifying tournaments. Both figures are all-time highs.
The World Final took place for the sixth time in Mallorca and was played at the Club de Golf Alcanada and the Canyamel Golf complex from May 6 to 9. Team South Korea triumphed in the Golf Cup season’s World Trophy , finishing ahead of Team China and Team Porsche Taiwan Motors.
The title in the individual competition was secured by Phil White. The Englishman narrowly missed out on the big dream of playing in a professional tournament by just one shot after posting an impressive three under par for the two rounds.
As the winner of the World Trophy, the South Korea team is set for a trip to watch the Porsche European Open in Hamburg from September 5 to 8 and participate in the pro-am tournament beforehand.
The Porsche Golf Cup is one of the sportscar maker’s most successful customer events. It is organized by Porsche Centers and Porsche sales companies in more than 20 markets. Held for the first time in Germany in 1988, the series has developed into an international event in which more than 17,500 Porsche customers participated in 261 qualifying tournaments worldwide in 2018.
Join the Rennlist forums now!