Hammond scores golf albatross at LGC

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Rare links feat

By Robert Howey



Lancaster golfer Garrett Hammond scored a rare golf shot Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

Hammond registered an albatross – two on a par five – during an 18-hole round. Hammond was playing in a foursome which included Eric Funderburk, Ross Baker and Dee Dee Williams.

On LGC’s No. 16, a dog leg right, Hammond used a five-iron on his second shot, some 180 yards. The hole is 505 yards from the white tees.

“It was a good feeling to hit the ball like that,” Hammond said. “I was shocked, but I needed it.”

Hammond, who had a 76 for the day, said the group he was playing with thought he hit the ball over the green.

“I told them I was going to check the hole before I looked by the green,” he said.

In the 2009 Big Thursday tourney, Hammond had a hole-in-one on No. 13.

“It’s great to get a hole-in-one, but this is better because it’s a blind shot and you don’t see it. Eric (Funderburk) was just as happy because he just picked me up.”