Marsh Records Second Ace


2004 Senior British OpenPORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Graham Marsh became the first player on the four main golf tours to ace the same hole twice in a tournament when he had a hole-in-one on No. 11 at the Senior British Open on Saturday.
No player on the PGA, Champions, European or Senior European tours had ever accomplished the feat before, tournament officials said.
Marsh holed a 9-iron at the 170-yard hole Thursday, then had another ace with an 8-iron on Saturday.
Marsh's reward for his rare accomplishment? Three hundred and 40 bottles of Australian wine, one for each yard of every hole he aced.
'There's no better prize I could have been given, being a wine connoisseur,' he said. 'This could just about take me out of professional golf. It's a freaky situation.'
One local oddsmakers put the chances of acing the same hole twice at 40,000-1. Even with his mastery of the 11th hole, Marsh is well off the lead at 5-over par after three rounds.
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