Search

Brentwood teenager Jensen will head off to US Masters

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 October 2018

James Jensen poses for the camera after securing a place in the MDHIO final (Pic: The Azalea Group)

James Jensen poses for the camera after securing a place in the MDHIO final (Pic: The Azalea Group)

Archant

Brentwood teenage golfer James Jensen was the envy of his friends after securing a place in the Million Dollar Hole in One (MDHIO) grand final and a visit to next year’s US Masters.

The 17-year-old took part in the popular competition on the seventh hole on Vale do Lobo’s Royal course in the Algarve, and he aced the 138-yard hole with a pitching wedge.

And his success earned him a trip to the United States next April, where he will compete in a shootout for $1 million and take in a day’s play at the 2019 US Masters.

“I couldn’t believe it when it happened. I’ve never been this lucky before,” Jensen said.

“I have been to the USA once before – we went to Florida when I was a bit younger.

“I’m excited about making the trip and hoping we can stop off in New York and Florida as well.

“Although I haven’t decided who to take with me yet,” he smiled.

Although not a member, Jensen, a student, plays regularly at Brentwood Golf Club. He will participate in the grand final in Augusta during the Masters weekend, in April 2019.

MDHIO’s popular par-three challenge allows competitors to win a selection of golf-related prizes: from balls to pitch-mark repairers for landing on the green, while a hole-in-one at one of the 40 associated courses across Europe earns the chance to shoot for a $1m jackpot.

The challenge, which has been running since 1990 in the USA and since 2000 in Europe, has steadily grown in popularity with more than 50,000 people each year trying their luck at the various par-three holes at courses across Portugal, mainland Spain, Mallorca and the UK.

More than 50 golfers have achieved their ace while playing MDHIO in Europe, while more than twice that number missed out by not entering and, subsequently, acing the hole.

Latest Romford Sports News

Super Snodgrass is loving every miuute with the Hammers

11:00

St Mary’s Lane club lost 24-14 at home on Saturday

09:00

Everyone Active Raiders captain Aaron Connolly was pleased to do his bit for the team as they enjoyed another four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Yesterday, 14:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton was delighted to see his side enjoy another four-point weekend in National League Division One with wins over Swindon and Bracknell.

Second-half goals from Snodgrass, Hernandez and Anderson give Hammers victory over Crystal Palace

Yesterday, 12:00

AFC Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has made a handful of changes to his playing squad.

Yesterday, 10:00

Football manager beat actor Emily Atack to win this year’s series

Everyone Active Raiders came from two goals down to sting the Bees and complete a superb four-point weekend in National League Division One.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now