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Jaidee ace eliminates holders Ireland

  • Thongchai Jaidee hit the "perfect shot" to put Thailand through to the quarter-finals of the innovative GolfSixes.
Modified 08 Jun 2019, 03:14 IST
Thongchai Jaidee acknowledges the crowd after his hole-in-one

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee made the first hole-in-one in GolfSixes history to eliminate defending champions Ireland in Portugal.

Jaidee aced the sixth and final hole at Oitavos Dunes on Friday to seal a 3-1 victory and set up a quarter-final showdown with Scotland.

"I had a perfect shot," said Jaidee. "We're very excited to be in the tournament. Finally we got through and that's the main thing we have to do."

Australia defeated Germany Women by a foot and seven inches in a nearest-the-pin play-off to take second place in Group C, booking a meeting with Group D winners Spain.

France and Italy will also meet in the last eight, while Group A winners England will take on Group B runners-up Sweden.

The innovative event has a swimming pool which players tee off over at the sixth hole along with a DJ, with two women's teams participating and contestants allowed to wear shorts and use measuring devices.

Published 08 Jun 2019, 03:14 IST
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