Andy Sullivan wins trip to space for hole-in-one at KLM Open

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Golfer hits hole-in-one and wins trip to space

Nuneaton golfer Andy Sullivan has won a trip to space next year after a hole-in-one during the final round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

XCOR Space Expeditions awarded the prize for the first player to ace the par-three 15th during the tournament.

Sullivan, 28, said he was "not the best flyer", but would undertake the 30-minute flight to 100km (330,000 feet).

"I'll have to pluck up some serious courage, but I'd love to do it," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"I didn't play great through the round, but then I hit a perfect shot like that. What an experience.

"My caddie just shouted 'we're going to space'."

The former Walker Cup player eventually shot a final round of 67 to finish third behind winner Paul Casey.

Before Sunday, Sullivan's biggest European Tour prize to date was when he collected more than £130,000 for finishing second at this year's Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.

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