Richie Ramsay foresaw hole in one that wins him £130,000 car

Richie Ramsay in his prize car
Richie Ramsay lies 40th despite his hole in one
BMW International Open
Leading scores: -7 R Jacquelin (Fra); -6 O Fisher (Eng); -5 F Aguilar (Chi), Z Lombard (RSA), T Olesen (Denmark)
Selected others: -4 R McGowan (Eng); -3 R Dinwoodie (Eng), B Dredge (Wal), P Dunne (Eng), S Jamieson (Sco), G Storm (Eng); -1 S Garcia (Spa); R Ramsay (Sco)

Richie Ramsay says he knew as soon as he hit his tee shot that he was heading for a hole-in-one that brought with it a car prize worth £130,000.

The Scot's ace came at the 160-yard 16th hole during the first round at the BMW International Open in Germany.

"In mid air, I did think 'car'," said the 33-year-old.

"That's what I thought, but I didn't say anything because I thought it was going to be a curse. It pitched just short and then it disappeared."

Ramsay went on to record a one-under-par first round of 71 to lie equal 40th at the Gut Laerchenhof Golf Club in Pulheim.

"It was a great feeling and I tried to get in the car, but it was locked," he admitted.

"I am just starting to process it at the moment that it's mine.

"It will look fantastic in the driveway.

"We have a three-and-a-half month old daughter and there's plenty of space for her to sit in the back and make plenty of noise knowing her."

Raphael Jacquelin of France is out on his own at the top of the leaderboard on seven under par, one stroke ahead of England's Oliver Fisher.

Despite his hole in one, Ramsay is not the top Scot after day one, with that honour going to Scott Jamieson on three under par.

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