Maui the golfer is the winner of the Mercedes Hole-in-One at the Hale Makua Golf Tournament

Peter Escobar and Jimmy Sebring. PC: Courtesy.

Maui golfer Peter Escobar sank a Mercedes-sponsored hole-in-one at the second annual Hale Makua golf tournament on Saturday. This shot, set at Wailea Blue Golf Course, earned him $45,000 for any Mercedez-Benz of his choice. Escobar plans to go to the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Maui on Monday to pick out his new car.

Using his 7 iron on 13The tenth Hole, triple, Escobar’s ball fell to the left of the pin, hit the green and rolled. Although he did not actually see the ball go in, he watched the volunteers on the pit and the rest of Escobar’s group sink and immediately began to celebrate.

Peter and his team. PC: Courtesy.

Escobar explained his point, “I hit the seven with a good cut in it and saw it go left of the pin and hit the green. People on the green saw the ball but I didn’t focus on watching it go in. When they said a hole in one, I didn’t see it myself!”

Wailea Blue Golf Course confirmed that a hole-in-one for a car win didn’t happen on 13The tenth A hole in nearly two decades in the course. At 158 ​​yards, hole positioning was tricky, toward the right edge of the green. With a difficult situation, Escobar’s experience, and a bit of luck, conquered the hole.

General Manager, Jimmy Sebring of Mercedes-Benz in Maui, a Fletcher Jones Company, presented the award to Peter, “I am honored to be a part of this day. And most importantly, give the hole in one yours. I can’t tell you how many of those I’ve been a part of and no one’s been hurt before. And today, when I heard you won, you brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to be at the dealership to pick your car and take pictures so you can drive away.”

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Additional tournament prizes sold out included two return tickets on Southwest Airlines, a Yeti cooler, mugs and many other gift cards and fun prizes for the best teams and best outfits. Fun games, food and drinks were distributed throughout the golf course.

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The Hale Makua tournament benefits ʻhana Pacific Health and enables the organization to continue providing care and home to individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves. Funds generated from the event will help provide assistance to those who cannot afford the services.

With support from players, sponsors, teams and donors, as well as proceeds from a virtual silent auction associated with the event, organizers say the golf tournament brings significant financial support to the organization.

Peter Escobar. PC: courtesy

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