Two consecutive hole-in-ones at U.S. Senior Open !


Frank Bensel (left) and his caddie, 14-year-old son Hagen, pose with flags from holes 4 and 5 after his back-to-back aces

Frank Bensel Jr., a 56-year-old club pro from New York, achieved the extraordinary feat of two consecutive hole-in-ones during the second round of the U.S. Senior Open in Rhode Island ! The odds of this are 67 million to one as per the National Hole-in-one Registry in USA ! 

Bensel aced the 173-yard fourth hole and the 202-yard fifth hole, both par 3’s using a 6-iron on both shots !


While consecutive holes-in-one are exceedingly rare, it’s also unusual for a course to feature back-to-back par-3 holes, as seen at the 7,024-yard, par-70 Newport Country Club last week.

The PGA Tour announced on social media that Bensel’s consecutive aces are the only instances of this achievement in a Tour-sanctioned event on record.

These aces marked the 13th and 14th holes-in-one of Bensel’s career, which includes appearances in three PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Open.


Photo – Sky Sports

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