Former Clemson golfers record hole in one shots 10 minutes apart


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Clemson, SC—Former Clemson golfers Ben Duncan and Ben Martin both made hole in one shots during the same professional tournament on Wednesday. Both are in the top 13 after the first round of the Caddy for a Cure Classic Presented by Sharpie at the Cabarrus Country Club in Concord, NC.

Ben Duncan aced the par 12th hole from 171 yards with a seven iron, while Martin aced the 15th hole, a 156-yard hole. The two shots were made just 10 minutes apart. It was the fifth career hole-in-one for both players. Ben’s brother Brian, another former Clemson player, watched Ben’s ball go in from an adjoining hole.

Both Bens hold prominent places in Clemson golf history. Ben Duncan was a starter on Clemson’s 2003 National Championship team, his senior year. Ben Martin was an All-American on last year’s Clemson team and was the runner up in the 2009 United States Amateur.

Duncan finished the day with an eight under par 64, tied for the lead with former Virginia Tech player Drew Weaver. Martin finished with a five under par 67 and is tied for 13th.

There are 10 former Clemson golfers in the field of 139 competitors at this event. Other former Tiger scores on Wednesday included Phillip Mollica (67), Matt Hendrix (68), Tommy Biershenk (68), Brian Duncan (69), Martin Catalioto (69), David May (70), Tanner Ervin (73) and Elliot Gealy (75).

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