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Watch: Canada's Gil, 16, makes hole-in-one at Youth Olympic Games
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 10:42 a.m.
The Youth Olympic Games are underway in China right now and during the first round of the Youth Olympic Men's Individual Stroke Play Competition at Zhongshan International Golf Club on Tuesday, there was a very special moment.
Tony Gil, a 16-year-old from Canada, aced the 164-yard, par-3 third hole.
It was the first hole-in-one made in an Olympic competition and also the first of Gil's career.
You can see video of Gil's ace here:
Pretty nice to have it captured on video, eh?
"It was a bit humid today so I used a 7-iron," Gil said after his opening round of 3-under 69. "I knew I'd hit it close but didn't know it was in until I went to the green and saw the ball in the hole."
It was only after the round that Gil realised he had made a little bit of history with the first hole-in-one in an Olympic competition.
"Oh really? That's very cool. It was actually the first hole-in-one in my career too!" he said.
The competition ended on Thursday. Gil finished in 22nd place.
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