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Ewing aces No. 5 at Eagle Ranch

“We were talking on the way up there. One of them asked me if I’d ever had a hole-in-one,” Ewing said. “I said like, “No. I’ve never had a hole-in-one. I’ll never get a hole in one.'”

Never lasted all of two weeks.

Ewing, a 1999 Eagle Valley graduate and a senior-to-be at Colorado State come fall, found himself Friday on the elevated tee box at Eagle Ranch’s fifth hole, a par-3, 162-yard affair, with his father, Glenn, younger brother, James, and family friend Mike Metcalf.

“I decided I could hit a smooth pitching wedge,” Ewing said. “I was hoping to kind of get it on the surface. I hit it really nice. It went right up in the air. I knew it had a good line and so I knew if I picked the right club that it was going to be close. It landed about 18 inches in front of the hole and it just rolled right in.

“As soon as the cart girl came around, beers for everybody. James got a Pepsi.”

Todd Ewing’s “I’m-never-going-to-get-a-hole-in-one” proclamation was just one of many ironies involving his round. First off, his round started off less than auspiciously. He four-putted for a triple bogey on the hole.

“I made it up a little bit. I made a par going into No. 5. Then I made a par afterwards so minus-2 over those three holes, I guess,” Ewing said keeping the proper golf perspective.

In fact, Ewing wasn’t even planning on golfing this weekend. He and his family were planning to spend the weekend camping. But with the current wildfires, the family decided to have a golf weekend instead.

That golfing safari continues today with a round at Battlement Mesa in Parachute.

“We’re going to go down to Battlement Mesa tomorrow. There’s four par-3’s so that’s four more chances,” Ewing laughed.

There’s no way he could do it again?

Nah, never.

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