Mike Ryan of Pacific Beach Wins Annual Hole-in-One Shootout

| Holiday Bowl News

Image After ten days of qualifying at Stadium Golf Center and more than 37,000 shots, the 2011 Tilted Kilt $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout concluded today with Pacific Beach resident, Mike Ryan, besting 30 other finalists to win the annual championship. The finals for this Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl fund-raiser were held this morning at Admiral Baker Golf Course.

Click here to see Mike Ryan’s winning shot!

Ryan earned the win by stopping his ball just 5-feet 3-inches short of the flag, the second best ever shot in the 23-year history of the event. His effort earned him the keys to a new car for a year, courtesy of Toyota of El Cajon. An ace on the 170-yard hole would have brought a golfer $1 million.

Dallas Field of La Mesa finished in second place, his ball coming to rest just 16-feet 1-inch from the pin. Ron Flaherty of San Diego placed third.

Event sponsors included Tilted Kilt, Bridgepoint Education, AT&T, Five Star Tours, Barney & Barney, Toyota of El Cajon, Cox Communications, XTRA Sports 1360, AM 600 KOGO and San Diego Business Journal.

The 2011 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28th and will feature teams from the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences. For information, visit www.BridgepointEducationHolidayBowl.com.

Top Five Finishers
Mike Ryan (5’3”)
Dallas Field (16’0”)
Ron Flaherty (16’8”)
Dan Moore (18’1”)
Robert Welsh (20’9”)

Click here to see Mike Ryan’s winning shot!