The par-3 11th hole at the Preseason Junior at Cypress Ridge Golf Club was not an easy one to tame. It yielded just six birdies over the entire tournament and produced nearly as many bogeys (76) as pars (88).
One player, Teddy Oitzman, found one way to get through it: Knock it out in one shot. With the hole playing at 171 yards and a back-left hole location in breezy conditions, the seventh grader from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., stuck it close and watched it roll in for a hole-in-one.
“I hit a hybrid 3-wood pretty pure,” an obviously pleased Oitzman said. “I saw it and said it better choke up. It went in and it was awesome."
Oitzman’s ace is the sixth of the 2011 AJGA season. In 2010, 28 aces were recorded in AJGA events. Playing in his first AJGA tournament, Oitzman’s hole-in-one came on the fifth par 3 of his AJGA career. He certainly knows how to make an entrance.
- Jake Sittler, AJGA Communications