Andre Stolz wins prize with ace at Australian Open

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2004 Australian Open | Round Three | 27 Nov 2004
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Andre Stolz may not be playing all that well this week at the Australian Open, but by aceing the par three second hole, he walks away with the $33,500 Aprilia RSV 1000 R Factory Superbike.

After his third round 77, Stolz spoke of his windfall saying it was nice to have won the bike in a week which had been a bit of a struggle. “It’s awesome (to have won the bike) as I have had a bit of time off since the win in Vegas and it had been a hard year before that so I was knackered and had taken a bit of a break. I have a lot of support in Sydney and it was nice to be able to have a bit of fun with the media when I holed that shot.”

“It was a four iron from 204 metres and earlier in the week I had said to Paul Gow that it was too dangerous to go at the back flags here and the preference was just to run it up from the front. When I got there this morning though I just thought oh bugger it give me a four iron and just went for it.”

Stolz had hammed it up a little by jumping on the bike, much to the Aprilia’s delight no doubt.

“I used to have a bike license when I was about 18, but after three years let it go because I didn’t think it was good for my golf.”

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