Brothers record ace, double eagle in same event


If you spent any time at The Palisades Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, there's a good chance that a Sainz brother offered to buy you a drink.

That's because both brothers, Carlos and Michael, had eventful opening rounds at The Palisades Classic on the eGolf Professional Tour. The day began in style for the pair, with older brother Carlos, 27, making a hole-in-one at the par-3 13th hole. The elder Sainz, who played collegiately at Mississippi State, holed a 7-iron from 170 yards for the ace.

Not to be outdone, younger brother Michael, who like Carlos resides in Elgin, Ill., played in the afternoon wave and crushed a drive on the par-5 12th, leaving himself just 117 yards on a hole that measured 502 yards in the opening round. From there, the younger Sainz, 22, who played his collegiate golf at the University of Evansville, holed a pitching wedge for a double eagle.

Spurred on by their respective highlights, both Sainz brothers opened with rounds of 2-under 70 and as a result, sit in a tie for 28th among the 131-man field, seven shots off the first-round lead.