Two holes-in-one made at Pine to Palm Tournament
Erick Galt of Fargo made history at the Pine to Palm by firing an ace on the Par 4 - 286 yard seventh hole Friday.
This was the first ace on a par 4 in the 76-year history of the Pine to Palm.
Galt pulled out his driver (Titleist 8.5 degree loft) in his extra hole match against Travis Trapp. The playoff started on hole six and they both had pars to set up the dramatic shot in the 8th flight consolation semi-finals.
"Travis hit his tee shot near the out of bounds fence on the left of six and then I thought I hit a good shot but when the ranger (Jeff Skogmo) started waving his hands I wasn't so sure,"?Galt said. "When we saw the ranger approaching us and asked if we were only a twosome and we said, 'Yes,' He said, 'Whoever hit the second shot, it is in the cup.'
The drive hit the front of the hill on the seventh hole and rolled up to the pin and fell in. The pin was on back of the elevated green according to the group of golfers and fans waiting on the 8th tee box. Witnesses to the ace were: Abby Stauss, Jeff Skogmo, Rob Schulte, Jenna Schulte, Jeff Thiege and Will Blasczyk.
Galt, 20, is a 2006 graduate of Fargo South H.S. and his team won the North Dakota State H.S. Hockey Title in his senior year.
He has played Junior Hockey for the Lincoln, NE. Stars and the Fargo Jets.
Galt's ace is the 32nd hole in one in the history of the tournament and the second of the 2008 P to P.
He joins Terry Barnard, who in the Senior flight, aced No. 14 Thursday.