Million Dollar Hole-In-One Raises Money For Childcan

Following today’s third round at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship at Highland Country Club, the 15 finalists in the BDO Million Dollar Shootout competed for prizes while raising money for tournament charity Childcan.

Here’s our previous story on how the 15 qualified – click here.

Today, from 70 yards below hole No. 9, three competitors qualified for a chance at $1 million – $500,000 for the participant, $500,000 for Childcan.

Closet to the pin at No. 9 were Londoners Jamie Bacon, Scott Fisher and Rob Mailing. Bacon’s shot was closet to the pin. He won a European cruise for two.

The trio then headed to Highland’s hole No. 10 for a 172-yard shot – one each – for a chance at the big prize. No one aced the club’s signature hole.

The BDO Million Dollar Shootout was a host club initiative which the Highland committee will build upon in future years.

Here are some photos from the contest.

Highland CC head golf professional Rick Pero outlines the contest rules to the participants. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

About 200 people gathered to watch today’s hole-in-one contest. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

Contestants gather for group photo at No. 9 green. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

Jamie Bacon tees off at No. 10. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

Three finalist (L-R) Rob Mailing, Jamie Bacon and Scott Fisher of London. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

European cruise winner Jamie Bacon celebrates with BDO partner Paul Kensit. Photo: Jeffrey Reed/

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