Posted by Asia Pacific Golf Group on 9 April 2012 | Written By: Asia Pacific Golf Group Team
Siem Reap, Cambodia (April 9): A Malaysian golfer has beaten odds of 67 million-to-one by scoring two holes-in-one during the same round.
Borhan Bin Ujang, a 10-handicapper, carved himself a unique place in the history of Angkor Golf Resort by achieving the double ace while on a trip to Cambodia.
Hitting a Phoenix Lynx eight-iron from the white tees, the Malaysian aced the 139-yard 12th hole with a Titleist #2 ball. Changing to a seven-iron and a Srixon #3 ball, remarkably he repeated the feat at the 156-yard 17th on the Nick Faldo-designed course.It was the first time that Bin Ujang had visited the course that hosted the inaugural Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic last month.
In total, there have been just 13 holes-in-one recorded at the Angkor Golf Resort, of which four occurred at 17 and two at 12. In addition to bragging rights, Bin Ujang’s reward for the double ace performance was a return flight on Vietnam Airlines.
According to various insurance companies, the chances of an average golfer making a hole-in-one are calculated at approximately 12,500-to-1. For a Tour professional, the odds are 2,500-to-1. For the same player to score two holes-in-one during the very same round the odds are said to be 67 million-to-1.