Golfer Andy Sullivan wins trip to space after hitting a hole-in-one at KLM Open in Netherlands

'We're going to space,' shouted his caddie

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Andy Sullivan has won a trip to space next year after recording a hole-in-one during the final round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands.

Sullivan, from Nuneaton, secured the prize after he became the first player to achieve the feat at the competition on the par-three 15th hole on Sunday.

"I'll have to pluck up some serious courage, but I'd love to do it," the 28-year-old, who eventually finished third at the event, told BBC Radio 5 live.

"I didn't play great through the round, but then I hit a perfect shot like that. What an experience.

"My caddie just shouted 'we're going to space'."

The tournament was won by fellow Englishman Paul Casey. Unlike Sullivan, Casey won't be flying to space, but he did say he was "over the moon".

"I'm absolutely over the moon," Casey said.

"It's a very difficult stretch coming in and I am very, very happy the way I balanced having fun on the golf course but being focused and got the job done."

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