This year marked the 10th year the million-dollar hole-in-one has been held in Thompson, and for the 10th straight year, no one won the million dollars.
The semifinal and final action took place July 25 at the Thompson Golf Course and although 50 residents qualified for the semifinals, just over half showed up. The talk of the town this year was eight-year-old Gavin Fayant, the youngest in history to get a hole-inone and take part in the semifinals.
The finals saw Mike Fayant, Tyler Davis and Dave Portey all try for the cash, teeing off 161 yards from the pin, but Mike Fayant came out on top getting to within 18 feet five-and-a-quarter inches of the flag, making him the closest of the top three.
Tom O’Brien of Arctic Radio as well as the Rotary Club of Thompson congratulated all contestants, and noted that this time next year, they will do it all over again. This year the funds will be going to the Lions Senior Manor. “It was a good year, we’re very happy about that. We’re very happy as a Rotary Club to be able to help out the Lions Club.”