MMC Golf Classic Sees First Hole In One Winner
Mount Marty College held their 28th annual golf classic May 16, 2012 at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton, SD. Over 33 teams participated and beautiful weather set the stage for a great day of golf. It came completely unexpected when one of the tournament participants aced Hole #6, a par 3.
Jeremy Grady, of Salem, SD, and a 1998 MMC graduate, used a 5 iron to score his first ever hole in one. Not only was it his first hole in one, but it just so happened it was on the hole that a brand new car stood as a prize. With the chances of doing that exact feat at 12,500 to 1 odds, Grady drove away a winner. He will also go down in the record books at MMC for being the classic's first ever hole in one and only winner of the classic's car prize as well.
MMC Golf Classic organizer and Director of Planned Giving, Shannon Viereck, is excited with Grady's success. "To have a player score a hole in one in the tournament is one thing, and then to have that exact hole be the car giveaway prize is even better. In the classic's 28 year history, we've never had anyone win the car prize. It was fantastic to see and the celebration was so memorable."
The hole in one prize was sponsored by Broadway Chrysler of Yankton and Grady received a 2012 Jeep Compass.