High School Golf Tournament Ends With Walk-Off Ace

August 18, 2016

When it comes to holes-in-one, this story will be tough to top.

As reported by the Chattanooga Times Free Press,  the girls’ portion of the Matt Cunningham Preview – a high school tournament – featured three aces on the same hole on the same day; and the craziness doesn’t end there. 

The tournament was held at Sweetens Cove Golf Club in Pittsburg, Tennessee, a nine-hole course that was played twice to make up 18 holes. The first of the three aces was made by freshman McKinley Cunningham, who jarred her tee shot at the 130-yard closing hole, only to watch that feat equaled by freshman Sadie Pan — on the very next shot! That’s right, the two made back-to-back aces on consecutive swings. 

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of making back-to-back aces is 17 million-to-one.



Now we’ll fast forward to sophomore Ashley Gilliam’s trip to the finishing hole.

Gilliam arrived at the 130-yard par-3 with her team trailing by a stroke. What happened next is truly amazing: Gilliam holed her tee shot for a 1, giving her Coffee County Lady Raiders a one-shot victory. 

There’s nothing quite like making a walk-off ace to win… Just ask Jonathan Byrd