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June 24, 2013

Father and son record consecutive aces on Father's Day

Posted at 3:14 PM by Coleman McDowell | Categories: 2013 U.S. Open, Hole-in-one, Justin Rose

The-Whiteners-who-hit-hole-in-ones-on-the-same-hole-Houston-ChronicleSunday at the U.S. Open provided a memorable Father's Day moment as Justin Rose held his trophy toward the sky to honor his father who had died of leukemia in 2002.

More than 1,500 miles away in Texas, another incredible Father's Day moment took place.

Lonnie Whitener and his 13-year-old son Zach each made a hole-in-one during a Father's Day round at River Pointe Golf Club in Richmond, Texas. The kicker? They made their aces on the same hole.

Lonnie, 57, used a gap-wedge that struck the pin and dropped in the cup on the 115-yard par-3. Zach's tee box was moved up to 100 yards, and his six-iron landed on the green and rolled in.

“It’s probably going to be the most memorable thing we accomplish together,” Lonnie told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ll remember this forever. Now I can tell anyone, ‘Give me your best golf story, and I’ll one-up you.’ ”

(Photo: Houston Chronicle)

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