A teaching pro at one of Melbourne’s top sandbelt courses landed his first competition hole-in-one at Albury on Wednesday.
English-born Nick Drane fired an ace at the 181m 7th hole.
“I’d come out for a few holes late yesterday (Tuesday) and I hit a six-iron and hit the front edge, so I then hit a five-iron and thought, ‘that’s the right club’,” he said.
“(During the pro-am) I hit it straight on my start line where I wanted to, just left of the flag, it drifted to the right and landed in the middle of the green and then I lost sight of it.
“One of the guys said, ‘I think it’s good’, I had my laser out and I couldn’t see it on the green and then walked up, sure enough there it was.”
The 35-year-old had hit an ace previously, but it was a social round back in England.
The teaching pro at Victoria Golf Club fired a one-under par 69.
- Meanwhile, Jason Akermanis had a 13-over 85 on day one of Q School at Noosa.
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