Whiteford makes hole in 1, misses out on champagne

Whiteford makes hole in 1, misses out on champagne

Published Jul. 13, 2012 4:47 p.m. ET

Peter Whiteford's hole in one during his second round at the Scottish Open on Friday came too late to capture the 168 bottles of champagne on offer for the feat.

Whiteford aced the 11th hole with a sweetly struck 7 iron but missed out on the bubbly because Andrew Johnston of England did the same on Thursday.

Sponsors put up 168 bottles of Laurent Perrier champagne for each yard of the hole.

''I'll have a word - maybe he can give me a couple,'' the 327th-ranked Scot said.


Three players have aced that hole in the past 12 months - Philip Price made a hole in one there at the 2011 Scottish Open. Price was one of Johnston's playing partners in the first round.

''It was funny when Phil turned round and said `I did that last year.' It's an incredible coincidence,'' Johnston said.

''I think I'm going to have to give quite a few away (of the champagne bottles) or I'll turn into an alcoholic.''