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McGreevy scores albatross


September 3, 2020

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A hole-in-one made by Pomeroy High graduate Bryan McGreevy, was recorded at the 14th hole on the Lake Padden Golf Course in Bellingham, Wash. for the first time on August 29.

BELLINGHAM, Wash.–Bryan McGreevy, 23, hit his second career hole–in–one in twelve years of golf on the 14th hole at Lake Paddon Golf Course in Bellingham, Wash., last Saturday, August 29. According to the pro of the course, it was the first hole–in–one recorded on that particular hole at Lake Paddon Course, a 306–yard, par–4.

McGreevy used a Calloway 4 Hex Tour Soft ball and his Taylormade Burner 10.5–degree driver to complete the shot, witnessed by Joel Reitz and Kylie Kufeld, both of Bellingham.

The distance of this hole–in–one classifies this shot as an "albatross" or a "double eagle," which happens when a player scores three–under–par on a single hole. It most commonly occurs with two shots on a par–5, but it can also be done with a hole–in–one on a par–4. The National Hole–in–One Registry indicates that the Double Eagle Club lists the odds of an albatross at 6 million–to–one.

McGreevy's first hole–in–one came on June 7, 2010, when he aced the 154–yard hole #1 on Crystal Springs Golf Course in Pomeroy. That shot was witnessed by Riley Bott, Mitch McGreevy, and Larry Koller.

Bryan is a 2015 graduate of Pomeroy High, a 2020 graduate of Washington State University, and recently relocated to Bellingham to begin his career as a chemical engineer.


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