CHICO, Calif. - Elsie McLean thought she might have lost her ball on the par-3, 100-yard fourth hole at Bidwell Park. Instead, the 102-year-old Chico woman became the oldest golfer ever to make a hole-in-one on a regulation course.
Because of the slope of the green, McLean and her partners couldn't see where her ball landed after she teed off.
"Where's my ball?" McLean asked.
Her friends, Elizabeth Rake and Kathy Crowder, found it in the cup.
"I said, 'Oh, my Lord. It can't be true. It can't be true.' I was so excited. And the girls were absolutely overcome," McLean said.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
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