ACE / Jason Day makes a hole-in-one and donates prize

Jason Day carded a 6-under 65 in the second round of the BMW Championship that included two eagles in his closing five holes.

One eagle was this majestic hole-in-one at the 17th hole at Conway Farms CC that sent Day into a share of second place with Rickie Fowler, three shots behind fellow Aussie and outright leader Marc Leishman.

Golf Week’s Brentley Romine reported that Day won a Lexus car for the ace, but promptly donated it to a foundation that awards caddies with scholarships.

Day’s hole-in-one at the 186-yard, par-3 17th hole Friday at Conway Farms not only earned the foundation $100,000 in the form a four-year scholarship for a deserving caddie. But the BMW M760i that Day was awarded for his ace? Day, who has an endorsement deal with Lexus, donated the car worth nearly $160,000 to the Evans Scholars, as well.

“We definitely, to be out here on Tour we give back a lot and BMW be able to give back as well to a student being able to go through college is huge,” Day said. “That’s why earlier I said I’m going to donate that car back to help another student because I am in a fortunate position and being able to not only impact one person but be able to impact another person’s life, to be able to get them to go through college as well is huge.”

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