What a way to close out a front-nine!
While the world’s best were finding the formula to crack Carnoustie at the 147th Open, one junior golfer was etching his name into the record books.
Conor Kelly hasn’t even graduated from high school yet, but has just accomplished something that every golfer, whether club, amateur or pro, could only dream of.
Playing in the final round of the American Junior Golf Association’s Golf Hub Championship, talk about under pressure, Kelly, a Thailand native, carded a hole-in-one and an albatross on consecutive holes…
Is this the greatest feat in golf history?!
— AJGA (@AJGAGolf) July 19, 2018
Five under par for two holes. FIVE-UNDER.
The sequential hole-outs gave Kelly a score of 31 on the front nine, which he followed up with, under the circumstances, a pretty underwhelming birdie to get in the clubhouse with a 67.
His 1, 2, 3 at 8, 9, 10 was enough to scrape a top 20 finish at Halifax Country Club, Massachusetts.
It wasn’t to match Corey Pavin’s score of 26 for nine holes at the 2006 US Bank Championship or the further 11 players who have all shot 27 on the PGA Tour.
European Tour star and soon-to-be Ryder Cup debutant Tyrrell Hatton claims he went albatross-ace last year…
Don't think il ever do this again….
Holed a 4 iron, first ever albatross, next hole par 3, holed my 8 iron.
Back to back hole outs ???
— Tyrrell Hatton (@TyrrellHatton) July 10, 2017
We’ll give the edge to Conor – but only because there is hard proof of his achievement!