Belfry ace for 11-year-old Oliver!

U12 Derbyshire star matches feat of G-Mac with hole-in-one on Brabazon course

Tue, 8 Nov 2011

Belfry ace for 11-year-old Oliver!

Derbyshire schoolboy Michael Oliver followed in the footsteps of former US Open champion Graeme McDowell by acing the seventh hole at the world-famous Brabazon course.

The 11-year-old, who represents the Derbyshire U12 golf team, fired his text book approach at the 156-yard par-3 across the water and into darkness for the first hole-in-one of his career.

Oliver now joins the likes of 2010 US Open champion McDowell, who achieved the feat at the 2006 British Masters.

“I was so excited about playing The Belfry, but to get a hole-in-one at the seventh was amazing,” said Oliver.

“I now have an engraved Belfry Bell stating my achievement and in big letters it says ACE!”

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