Local golfer scores his first hole-in-one

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After golfing for 34 years, Mike Sanders scores his first hole-in-one. Photo provided by Chris Poland.

Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club member Mike Sanders scored his first hole-in-one on Mar. 13 while golfing with Gil Cervantez, Shannon Vandruff and David Wagner.

Using an 8 iron, the 120 plus yard shot on hole 15 struck the flag about two-feet up and disappeared.

During the search, someone finally looked in the hole and discovered the victory.

Mike, who has been golfing for 34 years, took home more than $4,200 that day, in addition to two skins.

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of a tour player making a hole-in-one are 3,000 to one. The odds of an average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to one. The odds of a player making two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million to one.

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