82-Year-Old Woman Sinks 2 Holes in 1

Wednesday, February 14th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Eat your heart out, Tiger Woods.

Evelyn Tucci, an 82-year-old woman who usually shoots in the low 100s, sank two holes-in-one during one round of golf.

``I prayed that before I died I'd get a hole in one,'' Tucci said.

Her wishes were answered twofold Tuesday at the Crystal Lake Country Club when Tucci, a 32-handicap, joined friend Carin West in a best-ball member/guest tournament.

Tucci used a 4-wood to ace the par-3, 112-yard, No. 2 hole to get things going.

``I wouldn't believe it 'til I saw it,'' Tucci said. ``Then one of the other players shouted to me, 'Evelyn, come over here and see. It's in the cup.'''

Noticing the wind was blowing hard, Tucci lined up at the par-3, 157-yard fifth hole and swung her driver. And sank her second ace of the day.

``I saw it heading toward the green, but I never imagined,'' Tucci told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. ``We walked over and I was looking at two balls on the green and wondering which one was mine, when Carin said, 'It's in the cup.'''

Tucci and West won the tournament with a handicapped score of 55.

Tucci, from nearby Lighthouse Point, immediately called Angelo, her husband of 60 years.

``I don't think he could believe it,'' Tucci told the newspaper, which is based in Fort Lauderdale.

According to a March 2000 issue of Golf Digest, the odds of making two holes in one during one round is 67 million to 1.

``It was amazing,'' assistant golf pro David Deuschle said.