Part of complete coverage on
Golfer hits hole in one but joy short lived
November 23, 2013 -- Updated 1548 GMT (2348 HKT)
Stuart Manley thought he won this car after hitting a hole in one but he was a round too early.
- Welsh golfer Stuart Manley hits a hole in one at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne
- Manley celebrates wildly as he thinks he has won a new Mercedes
- But the car only goes to those who hit a hole in one in the fourth and final round
- A disappointed Manley then hits an 11 on the par-4 fourth and finishes with a 72
(CNN) -- Talk about going from ecstasy to agony.
Welsh golfer Stuart Manley thought he won a new Mercedes when he struck a hole in one at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.
The world No. 346 celebrated wildly and even patted the car -- which was on display.
But then Manley was told the car only went to those who hit a hole in one in the fourth and final round and he slumped to an 11 on his ensuing hole, the fourth.
"It's the highest high and then the lowest low I've ever experienced on a golf course," Manley told the tournament website. "I thought the car was mine, and with the crowd, all the hype, I was just buzzing. The adrenaline was pumping so much.
Tiger talking Turkey!
Mythbusters: Edoardo Molinari
Sergio Garcia on giving back
"Then I found out about the car and go and have an 11.
"I kept asking my caddie, 'How many shots is that now?' I actually thought it was a 10 but I was not going to argue, because my head was pretty fried at that point."
Despite the disastrous fourth, Manley managed to finish the round at one-over 72 and stands at two under, total, entering play Sunday.
"If somebody had told me I would've finished on two under at the end of the day after taking an 11, I would have taken it," he said. "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at that point, but you've just got to pick yourself up and get on with it.
"I won't forget this day for a while."
Jason Day -- who lost eight of his relatives in the deadly typhoon in the Philippines this month -- led on home soil, one shot better than Denmark's Thomas Bjorn. Manley was tied for eighth, seven shots adrift.
Read: Golf community rallies around Day
Australia also leads the team standings, with the U.S. one shot behind.
Part of complete coverage on
August 8, 2014 -- Updated 1424 GMT (2224 HKT)
From Seve's "spine-shivering" moment to Jack Nicklaus' "perfect explosion," David Cannon has captured many of golf's defining images.
August 7, 2014 -- Updated 1320 GMT (2120 HKT)
They came home as casualties of war -- physically shattered and mentally broken. But golf is proving to be an unlikely salvation for U.S. veterans.
August 5, 2014 -- Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT)
You are the one hitting the shots, but the man standing over your shoulder could hold the key to your golfing destiny.
July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1227 GMT (2027 HKT)
He has been there for all three of his son's major wins, but the latest triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for Rory McIlroy's father.
July 9, 2014 -- Updated 1218 GMT (2018 HKT)
The next generation of golfers just keeps on getting younger. "They have the confidence to perform against their idols," says one ex-prodigy.
July 1, 2014 -- Updated 1159 GMT (1959 HKT)
He was Spain's ultimate matador and golf's greatest escape artist.
June 18, 2014 -- Updated 1536 GMT (2336 HKT)
Two-time major champion Rory McIlroy declares he'll represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics, not Great Britain.
April 29, 2014 -- Updated 0248 GMT (1048 HKT)
Already admired by Annika Sorenstam and with a bucketful of talent, New Zealand's Lydia Ko has the world of golf at her feet.
April 28, 2014 -- Updated 1130 GMT (1930 HKT)
Like footie? Partial to a bit of golf? Then you'll love FootGolf. The sport's growing fan base includes a host of former English Premier League stars.
April 24, 2014 -- Updated 1343 GMT (2143 HKT)
A runaway ostrich-like bird hiding near an English golf course has caused quite a stir. Some say it's dangerous, while others are cashing in.
April 22, 2014 -- Updated 1238 GMT (2038 HKT)
Eagles may be thin on the ground for most golfers at the Bear Trace course at Harrison Bay. But up in the treetops, it's a different matter.
April 18, 2014 -- Updated 1754 GMT (0154 HKT)
When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice. "I've never been so scared," says golfer Pablo Larrazabal.
Today's five most popular stories