Sports Briefs for Sept. 4, 2012: 2 more holes-in-one to close the summer at golf course
September 4, 2012
Yampa Valley Golf Course has had a big summer for holes-in-one, and two more golfers added to the tally as summer came to a close.
Bret Steele and Peyton Jacobson, 13, became the fifth and sixth players to achieve an ace this summer.
Jacobson's hole-in-one came on the 16th hole. He used a seven-iron and said he thought his ball had rolled to the far side of the green.
"We were just sort of playing a screw-around round, not really caring much," Jacobson said. "As soon as it came off I thought it had a chance. It hit right on the tip of the green and rolled up. We thought it rolled past but when we walked up there it was laying at the bottom."
Jacobson was preparing to chip out of the bunker, said he shouted and dropped his club when he saw the ball in the cup.
Jacobson is now the youngest golfer to get a hole-in-one at Yampa Valley Golf Course from the long tees. Mike Bingham hit a hole-in-one from the forward tees when he was seven.
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