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Second hole-in-one for local man

Nineteen years after scoring his first hole-in-one Mike Malin has done it again on the same hole and at the same course.

Nineteen years after scoring his first hole-in-one Mike Malin has done it again on the same hole and at the same course.

"See, anyone can golf," laughed Malin, who scored his second ace using an eight-iron Sunday morning on the second hole at the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club.

His first hole-in-one was June 6, 1991, a date that Malin has no trouble remembering.

The odds of getting a hole-in-one are listed as anywhere from one in 12,750 to one in 33,000 to one in 45,000 depending on which source one uses.

Whatever it is, it's not likely that an amateur golfer will sink one off the tee and accomplish the rare feat.

And the odds of getting two aces in one's lifetime are wellimprobable, if not next to impossible.

"Like I did before, you sort of look and think you lost your ball and then (playing partner) Roger Washington let out a big whoop and said 'you got a hole in one'. You don't believe it because your ball disappears, and lo and behold a couple of bounces and it was in," explained the 65-year-old Malin.

"They started yelling, whooping and hollering and they made me buy a round when we were finished."

It was just Malin's second time on the course this season. He was one-under after two holes, but at the end of the day his score had climbed higher than he would have liked; nevertheless, it's another day that Malin will remember forever.