Golfer Gets Two Aces In The Same Round!

Joe Rooney made two hole-in-ones in the same round at County Armagh GC in Northern Ireland

Golfer Gets Two Aces In The Same Round

Joe Rooney made two hole-in-ones in the same round at County Armagh GC in Northern Ireland

Golfer Gets Two Aces In The Same Round!

Some golfers never manage an ace in their entire playing life, some are more fortunate...

Joe Rooney from Northern Ireland didn't just get one ace in a round, he got two!

The 16-year-old made two hole-in-ones in a competition, at odds of a mind-boggling 67,000,000-1.

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The aces contributed nicely to a three-under-par gross round, which wasn't enough to win the tournament!

The two-handicapper, who dreams of being a pro, had never previously had a hole-in-one.

In fact, he had two within the space of five holes.

He first aced the third, telling the BBC: "I hit a great shot.

"The ball bounced in the middle of the green, the spun out to the left and went straight in."

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He got to the seventh and aced that to get to four-under-par.

"I hit the ball well - it only bounced once," he told the BBC.

"You can't see the pin very well from the seventh, but it smacked the bottom of it and you just knew by the sound that it had gone in.

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"We just all went crazy and began hugging each other and jumping around.

"I got a bit nervous after that - I bogeyed the 10th and 11th, but birdied the 12th, finishing three under par," he said.

Congratulations Joe, we hope the bar bill wasn't too hefty!

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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