Making one hole-in-one is impressive; making another in the same round is downright absurd, especially when they are the first two of your golfing life. On Tuesday, that feat was accomplished by 16-year-old Northern Irish amateur Joe Rooney in a tournament at County Armagh Golf Club.
In case you were wondering the odds of a somebody making two aces in the same round is 67 million-to-one.
Joe, who has a handicap of two, said it was the first time he had ever hit a hole-in-one, let alone two.
“On the third hole I hit a great shot,” Rooney said. “The ball bounced in the middle of the green, then spun out to the left and went straight in.”
“I played on and was four under par at the seventh hole,” Rooney said. The green is elevated a bit, but I hit the ball well – it only bounced once. You can’t see the pin very well from the seventh, but it smacked the bottom of it and you just knew by the sound that it had gone in.
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“We just all went crazy and began hugging each other and jumping around.”
Joe said his achievement was almost too good to be true.
“I got a bit nervous after that – I bogied the 10th and 11th, but birdied the 12th, finishing three under par,” he said.
Rooney posted a round of 3-under par, but that wasn’t good enough to win the tournament. However, the memory of those two incredible aces is a pretty solid consolation prize.
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