August 8, 2009

Dream round nets two holes-in-one

By Jody Demling

Scott Dingle had the round of his life Thursday.

In the Big Spring Country Club one-day Summer Classic, Dingle beat the odds (put at 67 million to 1 by Golf Digest) and carded two hole-in-ones during the same round.

“It was incredible,” said Dingle, a 30-year-old financial advisor originally from Columbus, Ohio.

Dingle, a member at Big Spring, said he now has four aces in his life. But two coming within 10 holes is “truly unbelievable,” he said.

“After the first one the guys in my group were going crazy, and I said that I needed to settle down and get through the round without double or triple on the card,'' said Dingle. “But after the second one went in, we all just went crazy.”

Dingle used a 7-iron on both holes — No. 15 and No. 6 — and the course said both measured 160 yards. He started the event on hole No.10 and finished with a par 72.

“My phone has been blowing up all day. I'm getting e-mails from family and friends all over the country,” Dingle said. “I am going to buy a Powerball now.”