Hole-in-One Propels Drew Peeler to Tournament Victory13-year-old uses ace in second round to win tournament by one shot
Drew Peeler is loyal. He’s loyal to Georgia Tech, the school he hopes to attend someday, and he’s loyal to Titleist golf balls. Competing in the final round of the annual Plantation Junior Golf Tournament at Virginia National Golf Club in Bluemont, VA, his loyalty was rewarded.
As a young boy, Drew was lucky enough to attend a practice round at the 1998 Masters where he got a memorable photograph of two of his favorite golfers. Soon after that, Drew decided to take up the game more seriously. Recently, just four years later, thanks to lessons from Kandi Comer, Director of Golf at Glenmore Country Club and a former University of North Carolina and LPGA Tour player, he contended for the lead at the Plantation Junior Golf Tournament.
Drew was near the top of the leaderboard during most of the first round, just a few strokes behind his playing partner, and the first round leader, anxiously waiting for the right moment to make his move for the lead.
He made his move with authority on the 124-yard par-3 14th hole.
It’s common for Drew to wear his lucky Georgia Tech hat when he plays golf and he never tees up anything but Titleist. So on the 14th tee, he pulled out a gap wedge and teed up an NXT Tour. He launched a high shot that was on line with the flag the entire time. From the tee, Drew saw the ball heading right at the hole and stood in amazement as the ball disappeared in the cup for his first career hole-in-one!
Drew finished the first round with a 79, 3 shots off the lead, but returned the next day to shoot an even par-72. Thanks in large part to his dramatic hole-in-one, that was good enough to win the tournament by one shot in the 12-13 year old division.
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