Yesterday PGA Tour Player Hunter Mahan was presented with an all-electric BMW i3.
He won the vehicle after scoring a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
In addition to receiving the i3, Mahan met Melyzjah Smith, the 2013 BMW Hole-in-One Scholar, who was awarded a full, four-year tuition and housing grant as a result of Mahan’s hole-in-one.
BMW explained all net proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which grants full college scholarships to deserving young caddies. BMW added since becoming title sponsor in 2007, the tournament has contributed more than $16 million to the Evans Scholars Foundation.
The BMW Hole-In-One scholarship provides a four-year Evans Scholarship in honor of any player who scores the first hole-in-one on any hole during the BMW Championship.
Mahan received his BMW i3 at the Barclays tournament in Paramus, NJ, and met Smith, a current sophomore studying architectural engineering at the University of Colorado.
In addition to supporting the Evans Scholars Foundation through the BMW Championship, BMW of North America, LLC said it also provides a summer internship program for Evans Scholars to work for BMW.
The BMW i3 is constructed mostly of carbon fiber. With 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque from its electric motor, the fully electric BMW i3 has a 22 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and is good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving.
The BMW i3 has a base MSRP of $41,350 and the range-extender model has a starting MSRP of $45,200.