Golfer Aces 12th Hole in Panther Scramble

(credit / Anthony Grego)
Junior golfer Chris Wagner reacts to his hole-in-one in a screen grab of video.
(credit / Anthony Grego)

BRISTOL – The Warriors played in the Panther Scramble on Tuesday, a tournament in which a group of golfers play the single best of their collective shots. On the par-3 12th hole, however, no one needed to hit, other than junior Chris Wagner. That’s because his tee shot went straight into the cup for his first career hole-in-one.

The Warriors finished fifth in the scramble. Waubonsie Valley will play in the Metea Valley Invite on Monday at Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, then travel to Bolingbrook Country Club on Wednesday to take on Neuqua Valley.

“The hole was 165 (yards) a bit into the wind,” said Wagner. “I hit a 9-iron probably the best I could. From the tee, my teammates and coach assumed it went just over the green because it disappeared on me near the pin. As I started to jog up closer and closer, I still didn’t see the ball. Once I saw it in the hole, [we] just started freaking out.”

“It’s extra special to me because I was able to make such a great memory with all my teammates there to experience it with me.”