KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Lucas Glover became the first player to make a hole-in-one in the eight years the Mercedes Championships has been played at Kapalua, using a 5-iron to ace the 203-yard eighth hole.
Glover bent over is disbelief, then exchanged a high-five with playing partner Mark Calcavecchia. Along with getting into contention at the season-opening event, Glover won a Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG, with a retail value of $87,375.
Glover got into the field by holing a 35-foot bunker shot on the final hole of the Funai Classic at Disney in October. In the two months since the season ended, he graduated from Clemson and got married. He opened the new season by making bogey on his first four holes, but the ace got him within one shot of the lead.