Kiwi Becomes First to Complete a Round in New Millenium

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A New Zealand doctor, Ant Gear, teed off at midnight for the second year in a row to become the first person to compete a round in the new millennium.
 
'I wanted to make sure I had (both years) covered, in case someone gets picky about which is the true millennium,' said Gear.
 
Gear, who played with a 3-iron, a luminous golf ball, and a light strapped to his head, played the North Island Manawatu Golf Club in 114 strokes. His wife, Rosemary, stood in the middle of each fairway with a torch to give Gear a target.