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State Farm agent wins $10,000 at CARSTAR golf tournament​

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 06:00
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State Farm agent Aaron Stockton had a lucky day at a recent CARSTAR golf tournament! Stockton hit a hole-in-one and collected $10,000. The May 24th 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, Nebraska.  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.

Golfing partners Tom Demory, Kirk Goodnight and Corey Juma pose with Aaron Stockton at Hole 8 holding the $10,000 Cash Prize Sign where a Hole-In-One was hit.

I thought it would be a miracle if it ever happened!  Evidently this was the day for a miracle for Aaron,” said Keith.
Golfing partners Tom Demory, Kirk Goodnight and Corey Juma pose with Aaron Stockton at Hole 8 holding the $10,000 Cash Prize Sign where a Hole-In-One was hit. 
“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 winner 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, Nevada. The odds of an amateur making a hole-in one: 12,500 to 1. 
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