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Three area golfers score aces

There are few things more thrilling for a golfer than making a hole-in-one. A trio of golfers accomplished the big shot over the past several days.


Tom Wade and Rodney Burchette, who, with several friends, went on a golf trip to the Burlington, N.C. area last week, scored a hole-in-one.

Burchette got his hole-in-one while playing the par-3, 135-yard fourth hole at Stony Creek Golf Course on Friday.

On Saturday, Wade, playing the par-3, 145-yard fourth hole at Indian Valley Country Club, followed with a hole-in-one of his own.

Bill Hamilton, George Holberton and Wade were in Burchette’s group when Burchette had his hole-in-one on Friday.

Ray Harmon, Holberton and Hamilton were in the group with Wade when he hit his hole-in-one on Saturday.

William Murray, Nelson Pulliam and Carl Thompson were also on the golf trip with Holberton, Harmon, Hamilton, Wade and Burchette. 

Wade said the group has gotten together for an annual golf trip for 20 years and that there had been four holes-in-one among the group during the span, two of them coming this past weekend. 

Also scoring a hole-in-one over the weekend was South Boston native and former South Boston resident Ted Chandler.

Chandler had a hole-in-one on the 199-yard third hole at Kanawha Club in Gloucester using a 4-hybrid. He was playing with Kirk Tattersall and Rob Ukrop.

In addition to scoring the hole-in-one, Chandler won the club championship, and his wife, Laura Lee Chandler, a Halifax native, won Championship Low Net in the women’s tournament.


Chandler’s last previous hole-in-one came years ago on the par-3 third hole at Halifax Country Club.