The May 24 event was hosted by the Omaha/Lincoln CARSTAR. Golfers were primarily local insurance agents and claims personnel.
Stockton won the money after he aced the 165-yard hole with an 8 iron at the Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Ashland, NE. This was Stockton’s first hole-in-one winning a large prize, but his third total. Stockton’s foursome was composed of State Farm agents Kirk Goodnight, Corey Juma and Tom Demory. A representative of Make-A-Wish Nebraska witnessed the shot and served as the official target hole witness.
The CARSTAR golf tournament is a scramble format and has been an annual event for 16 years. The event raises money for the Nebraska Chapter of Make-A-Wish.
Margaret Keith, marketing manager for the four Omaha CARSTAR locations, was tournament director.
“For 16 years we have bought hole-in-one insurance policies, but never have had a winner. I thought it would be a miracle if it ever happened! Evidently this was the day for a miracle for Aaron,” said Keith.
“I have played in the CARSTAR annual golf tournament for a few years now, and it is always a great event. Obviously no one expects to hit a hole-in-one in tournaments like this, but I was lucky enough to have that happen!” said Stockton. “Hopefully the news of this happening will bring more awareness to the tournament, which means more money raised for Make-A-Wish Nebraska.”
The $10,000 cash prize was received by Stockton from an insurance policy CARSTAR purchased from Hole-in-One International in Reno, NV. The odds of an amateur making a hole-in one: 12,500 to 1.