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Virginia golfer makes 2 aces in same round

Thursday - 5/23/2013, 11:29am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A Roanoke golfer hit paydirt not once but twice after making two holes-in-one in the same round.

Sixty-seven-year-old J.R. "Butch" Blessard aced the 182-yard seventh hole on the Meadows Course at Ashley Plantation in Daleville last Friday. He did it again on the Hills Course four holes later, acing the 118-yard second hole. Both are nine-hole courses.

The Roanoke Times ( reports three playing partners witnessed both aces. Another playing partner saw the first ace before a course marshal broke up the unusual fivesome to expedite play.

Blessard, a former Roanoke city motorcycle policeman, says he's an average golfer who got lucky.

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the chances of a player making two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million to 1.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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