The Murray State men’s golf program had a memorable weekend when two student-athletes aced the same hole a day apart during qualifying at Murray Country Club.
The first hole-in-one was Saturday (Aug. 20) when junior Hunter York used a pitching wedge to ace the par-3 11th hole. Only 24 hours later on Sunday (Aug. 21), freshman Brock Simmons did the same thing with a pitching wedge. The 11th was playing 120 yards when York, of Hardin, Ky., made his second career hole-in-one. The ace for Simmons, of Murray, Ky., was his first as the hole was playing 130 yards.
“I’ve been doing this for 10 years and you don’t see that very often, let alone during qualifying rounds,” Head Coach Eddie Hunt said. “The only other one we’ve had was by Josh Burks.”
Indeed the ace by Burks, who was a freshman at the time, came in 2005 at Miller Memorial GC, the home course for the Racers. Burks made a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th hole.
MSU continues qualifying this week in advance of their first competition. The Racers open the season and defend their 2010 championship at The Wasioto Winds Fall Kick Off in Pineville, Ky., (Sep. 12-13).