One day after promising a quick resolution to a hole-in-one prize dispute, the general manager of Folsom Lake Kia said the matter was no longer under his control.
"It's complicated," Jon Peterson said during a brief conversation on the showroom floor of his dealership.
Folsom Lake Kia sponsored a hole-in-one challenge May 7 at an annual charity golf tournament benefiting the Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF), and for the first time in the event's history, a golfer won the prize.
Allan Ross, a Roseville chiropractor, made the shot on the par-3 third hole and believed he had won the $66,000 Kia K900 sedan that was parked at the tee.
Shortly after posing for pictures at the car with dealership owner Chuck Peterson and Chuck's son Jon, Ross was told that he had actually won a $25,000 gift certificate and not the luxury car on display.