DP World Tour Pro Disqualified After Making Hole-In-One

Canada's Aaron Cockerill forgot to sign his scorecard amid the celebrations of making his second hole-in-one in seven days

Aaron Cockerill
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Aaron Cockerill had a memorable opening day at the Made In Himmerland but ultimately it ended in disappointment after he was disqualified.

The Canadian made a hole-in-one on the famous 16th at Himmerland but followed it up with a quadruple-bogey 8 at the very next before a closing bogey. It went from bad to worse for Cockerill as he then forgot to sign his scorecard and eventually got DQ'd from the tournament.

According to SCOREGolf editor Jason Logan, Cockerill forgot to sign his card amid "all the chatter and celebration in the scoring trailer about his making another ace!"

Cockerill then confirmed that was exactly what happened. "Can confirm 2 aces in 7 days is pretty cool, although I didn’t exactly ‘validate’ it on the next," he wrote on Twitter. "And with some hole in one chatter in the recording area I forgot to sign my card and got DQ’d."

He carded an opening 75 (+4) and is heading home early from Denmark.

Incredibly, it was the 30-year-old's second hole-in-one in as many weeks after making an ace at last week's Omega European Masters. His 1 on the 3rd in Crans Montana bagged him the unusual prize of a life insurance policy.

Cockerill currently ranks 375th in the world. His highlights this season, aside from his two aces, include a T2nd at the Magical Kenya Open and a T3rd at the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain.

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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