Hunter Mahan was presented with his all-electric BMW i3 after scoring a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. In addition to receiving the BMW 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.
All net proceeds from the BMW Championship conducted by the WGA benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which grants full college scholarships to deserving young caddies. Since BMW became title sponsor in 2007, the tournament has contributed more than $16 million to the Evans Scholars Foundation. Named Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR in 2012 and 2013, the BMW Championship is the penultimate event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs.
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. At The Barclays tournament in Paramus, NJ, Mahan received his BMW i3 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 also provides a summer internship program for Evans Scholars to work for BMW, offering them real-world experience and invaluable insight into their future careers.
The BMW i3 is constructed from the ground up primarily of carbon fiber. With 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, the fully electric BMW i3 is electrified by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, 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.