April 25, 2023. Louisville, KY. – The $1 million prize is still up for grabs after more than 30 years in the Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. No one has aced Hole #8 at Seneca Golf Course, though a Louisville man came closest tonight.

Matt Bohannon was nearest to the pin, hitting his tee 9 feet 3 inches from the cup, and winning the $5,000 first prize. This is the second time Bohannon has played in the event and made it to the finals. He says he plans to treat his family with his winnings.

It was a mild and sunny evening for the Finals competition at Seneca, as 56 Finalists took their shot at $1 million. Any golfer who made a hole-in-one during the qualifying rounds automatically qualified for the Finals and a shot at $1 million. Any amateur player was eligible to enter. Everyone from scratch golfers to duffers took a swing at qualifying.

The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One preliminaries were held at the Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. The contest started April 13 and ran through April 23. Each swing was only $1, with special prices available for more than one shot on various days throughout the event.

Stock Yards Bank is the Title Sponsor of the event. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation, joining Media Sponsor, WLKY TV.

About Kentucky Derby Festival
2023 marks the 68th year for the Kentucky Derby Festival, a month-long celebration packed with 70+ events leading up to the first Saturday in May. As an independent community organization, it’s supported by 4,000 volunteers, more than 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people every spring and has a local economic impact of more than $127 million. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single-attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.
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