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Four Aces on Par-3 Sixth Hole Snap Open Record in 2 Hours

June 16, 1989|From Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Four golfers fired holes-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole, breaking a U.S. Open tournament record in a span of two hours this morning, as Oak Hill Country Club continued to be soft on par.

First came Doug Weaver at 8:15 a.m., then Mark Wiebe at 9:25, Jerry Pate at 9:50 and finally Nick Price at 10:05, all with 7 irons on the 167-yard hole with an elevated tee and a creek in front of the green.

"It was really weird," Price said. "I was in shock for a minute there when my ball went in the hole."

The last U.S. Open hole-in-one was by Ben Crenshaw in 1985 at Oakland Hills, and never has the Open recorded more than three aces in a single tournament--Johnny Miller, Bill Brodell and Tom Weiskopf in 1982 at Pebble Beach. There now have been 21 known holes-in-one in the Open, although early records are incomplete.

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