Kyle Westmoreland (USA), who made his debut on the PGA Tour after giving up his position as an Air Force captain, succeeded in making a hole-in-one at the famous Torrey Pines South Course.

Westmoreland made his debut on the 26th (Korean time) at the 16th hole (par 3) of the South Course in the first round of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of 8.7 million dollars) held at Torrey Pines Golf Course (par 72) in San Diego, California, USA I made a hole in one.

Westmoreland, who entered from the 16th hole with a 1-over par, directly attacked the pin 201 yards from the 16th hole. The ball flew precisely in the direction of the hole, landed about 60cm to the right of the pin, bounced up, and entered the hole. 스포츠토토

Westmoreland, who succeeded in reversing the atmosphere with a hole-in-one, finished the first round in a tie for 50th with a 2-under-par 70. 

It was the first hole-in-one on the PGA Tour. Westmoreland, a 31-year-old but late rookie who is having his debut season on the PGA Tour, shared the joy of high-five with his companion when the ball went in.

Torrey Pines South Course is reputed to be one of the most difficult courses on the PGA Tour. It is also meaningful that he recorded his first hole-in-one here.

Westmoreland has an unusual history. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. After serving in the military in Colorado, he was also dispatched to Africa. After five years of active service, he realized his dream of becoming a professional golfer. 

Westmoreland, who advanced to the Corn Ferry Tour through PGA Tour Canada, entered the PGA Tour this season through the Corn Ferry Tour Finals last year. He needs to be in the top 25 at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to be seeded, and he only finished 25th.

Even when he was in the army, he never neglected golf practice. “I practiced a lot of chip-in and putting at the base during the lunch break,” Westmoreland said.

He pledged, “Hole-in-one helped the cause. Recording under par on the South Course is a good thing. I will continue this spirit on the North Course as well.”

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