Posted May 14, 2014

That Qualifies: Golfer Secures Spot in Byron Nelson with Walk-Off Hole-in-One

Byron Nelson Championship

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Not all aces were created equal.

Consider the shot jarred by Dallas native Case Cochran, who Monday-qualified for this week’s Byron Nelson Championship with a with a hole-in-one in extra holes.

The feat was sweet redemption for Cochran, who had just missed a five-foot birdie that also would have secured his spot in the tournament.

“I was frustrated but at the same time I said, ‘Let’s just hit a good one here,’” Cochran said. “Chris (Parra) hit first. The wind got his and he came up short in the middle of the green. The pin was back over the ridge and I couldn’t see it from the tee. I punched it under the wind and it looked like it landed in front of the pin, but we couldn’t see it. There were about 15 people on the tee watching us and that’s it. On the green, there was no reaction because there was nobody there. As I’m walking up, I’m still in grind mode thinking about making a good stroke and a good putt. I walk up and there’s no ball and ball mark five feet in front of the hole.”

This will be the first PGA Tour event for Cochran, who played college golf at Texas A&M.

Not a bad way to make it in.

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@rgriff I remember how dark it was here when they hit that shot. He couldn’t even tell it went in the hole until someone told him.

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