SHS grad shoots hole-in-one, wins a Saab at Breckenridge tourney |

SHS grad shoots hole-in-one, wins a Saab at Breckenridge tourney

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Special to the Daily Zak Himmelman, seated, won a Saab with a hole-in-one Monday at the Burke & Riley's Irish Pub golf tourney. With Himmelman are pub owners Mark Burke, left, and Jack Riley.

BRECKENRIDGE – A 2002 Summit High School graduate shot a hole-in-one during a tournament Monday at Breckenridge Golf Club, winning a 2010 Saab 9-3 convertible. Zak Himmelman, 27, sunk his first shot on hole three of the Beaver course during the Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub 6th Annual Golf Tournament. “This is so exciting,” said Mark Burke, the pub’s owner. “It’s very, very rare.”He said it’s the first car ever won at the tournament, and the roughly $40,000 vehicle was provided by Mike Shaw Saab of Denver. Himmelman works at the golf club and has a graphic design business. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 and was playing Monday on a four-person team that included his twin brother, Jake, according to an e-mail from Burke. The tournament benefits the SHS Tigers football program and the Tigers American Legion baseball team. Burke said in the e-mail that it appears about $20,000 was raised for donation. In Vail last month, a hole-in-one was shot by a war veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Daniel Salazar, also in his 20s, won a week-long vacation to Hawaii after a shot at the Red Sky Ranch Vail Celebrity Golf Classic on Aug. 31. “We were so happy for him. His eyes just lit up,” said Scott Sherwood, vice president of marketing and sales with Pro Legends Golf.