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She hit a hole-in-one to win a Mercedes. Now she’s suing the golf tournament’s organizer

Linda Chen thought she had just won a brand-new Mercedes-Benz after hitting a hole-in-one at a charity golf tournament. Instead, she was denied the prize and filed a lawsuit in response.

Chen is suing several groups involved in organizing, advertising and sponsoring the tournament for a breach of contract after the prize for hitting a hole-in-one was withheld from her. But the defendants have argued that Chen, a former professional golfer, wasn’t eligible to win the car since the tournaments rules she signed stated that only amateurs were qualified for the prize.

“By showing up, entering the Fins on the Fairway golf tournament, her host paying the entry fees, and hitting a hole in one,” Chen “accepted the Defendants’ offer, formed a contract, paid consideration, and fulfilled her obligations under the contract,” the lawsuit states.

But the owner of the group that organized the event said Chen didn’t disclose her full history as a golfer when she registered for the event, which would have disqualified her from winning the prize. And the president Ace Hole In One, which insured the prize, said in a letter that Chen signed an affidavit confirming she wasn’t a former professional golfer.

He said he has worked with ACE Hole In One on numerous events in which they had awarded “multiple ELIGIBLE participants who have won prizes in the past.”

“Court will reveal who is eligible, who is culpable, and eventually who is responsible for the outcome,” Galvin said.

Teny Sahakian is an Associate Producer/Writer for Fox News. Follow Teny on Twitter at @tenysahakian. 


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