Reed Shohoney knew he had a good tee shot on the par-3 third hole at Waupaca Country Club Tuesday.
Even he didn’t know.
“He hit a four iron and saw it hit the green, but didn’t see it go in,” recalled Ripon assistant golf coach Tracy O’Brien, who was filling in for Rick Kelm. “So when he got up there, they had to look for it and they couldn’t find it right away, so then they looked in the cup and found it in there.”
According to Ripon High School Athletic Director Rick Bunge, who served as the head golf coach for many years, Shohoney’s hole-in-one was the first in his 22 years at the school.
O’Brien also noted he couldn’t remember an ace during a match in his time with the program.
The hole-in-one was the highlight of the meet for the Tigers as they placed third out of three teams.
Their 195 strokes were 21 more than host Waupaca and seven more than Fox Valley Lutheran.
“We’ve got a young team this year,” O’Brien said. “We’ve only got one senior, a couple juniors and the rest are freshmen and sophomores. We played [Monday] night and I thought they hit the ball pretty well and [Tuesday], they just couldn’t quite maintain it. But they’re improving.”
Read the full story in the April 16, 2015 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.