May 3, 2016 Louisville, KY. – The $1 million prize is still up for grabs after 27 years as no one aced Hole #8 at Seneca Golf Course in tonight’s Finals of the Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest.
Michael Jarboe of Louisville came closest to the pin, hitting his tee shot 6 feet, 6 inches from the cup. Jarboe won the $5,000 first prize.
A crowd of about 300 turned out at Seneca to watch the 56 Finalists. Any golfer who made a hole-in-one during the qualifying rounds automatically qualified for the Finals and a shot at the $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 14 and ran through May 1. Each shot was only $1, with special prices available for more than one shot.
Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company is title sponsor of the event. Contributing Sponsor is Metro Parks & Recreation, joining Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.