For the first time in the history of the KCB Karen Masters, a player clinched the Hole-in-One car, brand new 3litre 16 valve Toyota Land Cruiser Prado valued at Sh10.3million.
Royal Harare Golf Club pro Ryan Cairns from Zimbabwe fired a 6-iron into the hole at 317m (210 yards) par three 5th which is the official designated Hole-In-One hole of the 2018 KCB Karen Masters.
No player has ever achieved the feat since the Hole-in-One car was introduced in the Karen Masters.
This year, the car was donated by Toyota Kenya which has offered cars for the Hole-in-One in other tournaments before.
Cairns was all smiles despite finishing day one on level par 72, which was six shots off the lead by the time he checked into the 18th hole.
“It’s a very special day for me. I never imagined I could hit the hole in one especially on the first day and started playing even better after that,” said Cairns.