Dream shots and dream cars. New owners for a BMW M760Li xDrive: 15 years after overnight personality Jacquelin’s hole-in-one, Ramsay repeats a feat.

Posted on 23. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Pulheim. The opening day of a BMW International
Open (23rd to 26th Jun during GC Gut Lärchenhof) was full of fascinating
stories. At a heart of one such story was a normal BMW
Hole-in-One Award, that was adult for grabs on a 16th hole this year.
Scotland’s Richie Ramsay was a initial to seize a opportunity, acing
a 182-hole with a dream seven-iron on a opening day of the
tournament. In a year, in that a BMW Group and a BMW brand
celebrates a centenary, his prerogative was suitably spectacular: the
new BMW M760Li xDrive, value some-more than 170,000 Euros.

While Ramsay (71, -1) finished a day as a unapproachable member of a BMW
family in 39th place overall, France’s Raphaël Jacquelin (65, -7) sits
on tip of a leaderboard going into day two. Bizarrely enough, it was
he who won a BMW with a hole-in-one during a BMW International Open 15
years ago. The BMW Z8 he won behind afterwards has now racked adult over 30,000
kilometres and Jacquelin’s 4 sons are watchful longingly to finally
get to expostulate a automobile that featured in a James Bond film “The World
Is Not Enough”. “It is a prolonged time given we have led a tournament,”
pronounced a personality of a 2007 BMW Asian Open. “I am still operative very
tough on my game. As we can see, a tough work is profitable off.”

Ramsay was gay with a latest tip indication in a BMW 7 Series
range, that facilities a 12-cylinder M Performance TwinPower Turbo
engine generating 610 hp, and sets new benchmarks for sporty, luxury
saloons. “Even as a turn was in mid-air we suspicion ‘CAR’, though I
didn’t contend anything as we suspicion competence be a jinx. And afterwards it
disappeared,” pronounced Ramsay, who has 3 European Tour wins to his
name. “This automobile is beautiful. You can only gaunt behind and it feels like
we are in a business category chair of a plane. It is a fantastic
feeling, and I’d like to contend a outrageous appreciate we to BMW. It is a
illusory prize.”

Behind a personality Jacquelin and second-placed Oliver Fisher (ENG,
-6), a horde of tip stars are queuing adult to mountain a plea over the
entrance days. They embody Thorbjørn Olesen (DEN, -5), Austria’s BMW
Golfsport Ambassador Bernd Wiesberger (-4), fortifying champion Pablo
Larrazábal (-4), and Henrik Stenson(-4). Spain’s Sergio García is also
sneaking within distinguished stretch following an opening turn of 71 (-1).

The best-placed Germans during a finish of day one are BMW Golfsport
Ambassador Max Kieffer and Bernd Ritthammer (both -1). It was a day of
highs and lows for Kieffer, in particular. An eagle and 5 birdies
were all-but cancelled out by a bogey, a double-bogey and a
triple-bogey. “I fought really tough and kept really calm. we consider I
deserved a most improved score, though golf is not always fair,” said
Kieffer after a turn played in stately fever and with
temperatures good over 30 degrees Celsius. Because his luggage was
mislaid on a tour behind from a U.S. Open, he had to play with
borrowed clubs on Thursday. “My form is not illusory anyway during the
moment, and it apparently doesn’t assistance when we have to use a different
putter. On a whole, however, it indeed worked out utterly nicely.”

The gifted Alex Cejka (Par) is tied in 63rd place with fellow
Germans Philipp Mejow and pledge Jeremy Paul. Marcel Siem (+1)
follows in 82nd place, turn with a second of a dual Paul twins,
Yannik. Jeremy and Yannik Paul are a initial twins in a story of
a European Tour to play during a same tournament.

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