That's ace! Four players hit hole-in-ones at Brabazon TrophyMay 26, 2017 Golf News
Have you ever seen four hole-in-ones, on the same hole, on the same day? That's what happened on the first day of the Brabazon Trophy...
Have you ever seen four hole-in-ones, on the same hole, on the same day?
There must have been some celebrations in the bar after an extraordinary first day of the Brabazon Trophy at Woodhall Spa.
Alexandre Fuchs, Robin Dawson, Rob MacIntyre and Jacob Oakley all celebrated aces on the 5th hole of the Hotchkin course as England Golf staged their prestigious amateur tournament.
The hot temperatures were matched by some hot golf, with England’s Todd Clements (pictured) striking a new record seven under 66 to lead the pack.
But it was the quartet of perfect shots that had everyone talking at the Lincolnshire track.
Fuchs had holed a pitching wedge from 130 yards on the fourth for an eagle before finding the cup with deadly aim again with an 8-iron on the par 3. He’d finish up in second spot following the first around after a 67.
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Dawson’s 68 was enhanced by his 8-iron and first hole-in-one.
He said: “I missed a 3ft putt for par on the fourth and I was a little annoyed so it was nice to step on the next and get a hole in one.”
MacIntyre, the world number six, took a nine iron to score his fifth ace on his way to a 68. He said: “After that everything went flat for three holes. After a hole in one it can go either way and I’m happy with five-under, I’m right in the thick of things.”
Oakley’s effort, the fourth of the day, came thanks to a wedge and was also the Styal player’s first.
“It was nice because I got off to a bit of a bad start, then I made a couple more mistakes, but I had a decent back nine.” Oakley, who is playing in the Brabazon for the first time, shot two-over par 75.
Picture courtesy of Leaderboard Photography
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