ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Brendon Todd made Nationwide Tour history by making a hole-in-one at the same hole for the second straight day at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic.
The former Georgia All-American aced the 147-yard 17th hole on Friday, using an 8-iron during the second round at the Jennings Mill Country Club course.
“It’s still hard to believe,” Todd said after posting a 1-under 71. “It’s a bit surreal, even now.”
During Thursday’s opening round, Todd used a 7-iron when the hole played 157 yards and he finished with a 4-under 68. He is 5-under for the $550,000 event.
Todd is the first player in the 20-year history of the tour to ace the same hole twice in the same tournament.
“I had just come off a bogey and so I wasn’t in a great mood when I stepped on the tee. I wasn’t even thinking about making it,” he said. “It was a perfect yardage and I flagged it. It looked pretty good in the air and then landed about 4 feet short and left of the hole and rolled in the back of the cup. I guess I played the break perfectly.”
The last player to ace the same hole twice in the same tournament was Graham Marsh in the first and third rounds of the 2004 Senior British Open.
Yusaku Miyazato (2006), Bob Tway (1994), Glen Day (1994), Jack Rule (1964) and Bill Whedon (1955) are the only players in modern PGA Tour history to record two aces in a single event. Miyazato and Whedon are the only ones to do it in the same round.