18 Year-Old Just 15 Feet Away From $1 Million

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Matt Sparks watches his winning shot.
Lakeside, CA (September 22, 2008) – After ten days of qualifying and 25,815 shots, the 2008 Barona $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout – A Pacific Life Holiday Bowl Production – concluded today with the finals at Barona Creek Golf Club.  Twenty-four golfers qualified for the contest finale by winning one of ten qualifying days, or hitting a hole-in-one at Stadium Golf Center in Mission Valley, September 8-12 and 15-19.

 

By landing a shot fourteen feet, four inches from the hole, 18 year-old Matt Sparks of San Diego took home the first-place prize of a weekend golf getaway for two (2) at Barona Creek Golf Course.  With his second shot, just a little over 15 feet from the hole, Sparks was the second place winner as well. The top five finalists all received prizes for placing.  If Sparks or any of the other 24 shootout participants had hit a hole-in-one, they would have won $1 million. 

 

Click here to see Matt Sparks' winning shot!

 

San Diego resident Scott Billion finished in third place by stopping his ball twenty-two feet short of the pin.

 

The revenue generated by the Barona $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout supports the non-profit Pacific Life Holiday Bowl.

 

Top Three Final Shootout Finishers

1.            Matt Sparks – 14 feet 4 ¾  inches

2.            Matt Sparks – 15 feet 3 ¼  inches

3.            Scott Billion – 22 feet 4 ¾  inches

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