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11-Year-Old Boy Hits Two Hole-In-One Shots During The Same Golf Round

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11-Year-Old Boy Hits Two Hole-In-One Shots During The Same Golf Round

By Stewart Perrie

An 11-year-old boy has stunned crowds and himself at a golf tournament for kids in America.

Jake Martinez wrote himself into the history books when he played at the Palm Springs Open over the weekend.

According to Golf Digest, Jake didn't start well when he first teed off at Weston Mission Hills.

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He double bogeyed the first and the third holes, which can get even the most seasoned golfers into a tricky mental spot to get out of.

However, he tried to put those issues behind him when he rocked up to the fifth and asked his caddy, who is also his dad, how he should play the hole.

In a post-game interview, Jake recalled: "My dad said, 'Hey, let's hit a pitching wedge'."

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The 11-year-old took on the advice and whacked it seemingly perfectly towards the hole that was 88 metres away.

"It takes one hop, and it went in. We're all shocked," Jake added.

Now, one hole-in-one would be a pretty incredible moment for a golfer of any age, but for an 11-year-old that is absolutely nuts. However, Jake wasn't done yet.

He rocked up to the 12th, which was a Par 3 and was nearly the same distance from the tee to the hole as the fifth.

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Jake said: "It's 100 yards, so I hit pitching wedge again. My dad says the exact same thing, aim left, try to draw it in there. It does the same exact thing as the last one, it hits and then it drops. We were all just in awe."

You can say that again. Two hole-in-ones in the same round is truly a spellbinding moment for the young golfer.

The odds of getting a Double Ace in a single round is one in 67 million, so you can imagine Jake would have been celebrating with a couple of lemonades that night.

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He ended up finishing the first round with a 74.

Jake was hoping to continue his newfound skill in the second round, however couldn't slot any shots from the tee in the same way. He finished the second with a 76, which made him place 14th in the tournament.

While he didn't walk away with a fancy trophy, he has managed to come out of the tournament with something that only a few golfers in history can boast about.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@u.s.kidsgolf

Topics: Golf news, Golf, Australia

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