He’s had some close calls in the past, but on Saturday, St. Joseph Central Catholic’s Connor Dudley finally added a hole-in-one to his ever growing list of golfing accomplishments.
Dudley, who earned medalist honors with a 4-under 67 at the Northwest Ohio Catholic School Association tournament Saturday at the Fremont Country Club, aced the par-3, 137-yard, No. 12, using a pitching wedge.
The Crimson Streaks were second to Lima Central Catholic (315) with a team score of 331.
“I knew I hit a pretty good shot,” Dudley said. ” You could tell it was moving on the green, and then it just disappeared. I asked my playing partners, ‘did that go in?’ I just kind of laughed it off when I walked up and saw the ball in the hole. I was more in shock than anything because you just never know when to expect something like that.”
Dudley added five birdies in his round. His ace was part of 3-under 33 on the back side.
“I didn’t leave a lot of strokes out there,” he said. “I could have putted a little bit better, but right now I’m just having fun with everything. I’m not worrying about the technical part of the game like I was this summer.
“My confidence is through the roof. I haven’t played a bad tournament since our first one back in August.”
Adam Swint added an 85 for SJCC. Aaron Burns carded an 86.
Lima Central Catholic’s Josh Klaus was tournament runner-up, posting a 1-over 72.