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For a high school golfer to hit a hole in one during competition is quite rare. For two to occur the same day is unheard of.
But that’s exactly what happened Monday during the Calvary Challenge at Brooker Creek Golf Club.
Northside Christian senior Nick Quintessenza was the first to strike, knocking his shot from the back tee on the 201-yard hole No. 4 into the cup with one swing.
Calvary Christian junior Lee McCoy followed about two hours later from the back tee on the 168-yard hole No. 12 with his own ace.
“I’ve been involved with golf for over 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Calvary coach and Brooker Creek owner Greg McClimans said.
McCoy’s hole in one was part of a stellar afternoon for the University of Georgia commit. McCoy followed his ace on No. 12 with an eagle on the par 5, 482-yard hole No. 13 and set a Brooker Creek course record after firing 10-under 62 for the day, breaking the previous course record by a stroke.
Behind McCoy’s monster round, Calvary smashed the school record for lowest team score after its top four golfers shot a combined 285 on its home course, nine strokes better than the previous low round mark of 294. Senior Taylor Hancock shot even-par 72, sophomore Harrison McClimans fired two-over 74 and senior Ryan Wood came into the clubhouse at 77 to earn a spot in the Warriors record book.
Calvary defeated Northside Christian, East Lake and Clearwater Central Catholic in the four-team meet.
Northside Christian, led by Jeff Heinicka’s 5-under 67, came in second with a team score of 310. McCoy and Heinicka were the only two golfers to break par. Quintessenza finished his round at 85.