The West Waterford golfer had had his eye on the high-performance SUV since he was given a spin on a test track ahead of the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation in South Carolina. A few days later he won the keys to his own X4 after a hole in one in the final round at the Thornblade Club’s 17th hole. Power hit the jackpot with his seven-iron ace from 217 yards, his 10th career hole in one en route to a closing three-under-par 68.
That was good enough to secured a tie for 10th as Australia’s Rod Pampling won the tournament.
Seamus Power eagles the fifteenth currently lying sixth!! keep it up seamus !! http://t.co/qiiFbF9DoP— WEST WATERFORD GC (@gc_waterford) May 15, 2015
“We’ve been talking about it all week,” Power said of his special shot.
“I had one more shot at it. It was a perfect number. I think it was 189 front, down breeze. It landed right where I wanted, about 15 feet short and rolled right in.”
Power’s finish earned his biggest cheque of the year so far, $16,200 (€14,200), and moved up 33 places to 83rd in the Web.com Tour rankings with earnings so far this season of $23,923 (€21,000).
“First top ten of the year and a hole in one for a brand new BMW x4 to top it off!” Power tweeted from his Twitter account, @Power4Seamus.
First top ten of the year and a hole in one for a brand new BMW x4 to top it off! #BMWCharityProAm— Seamus Power (@Power4Seamus) May 17, 2015