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12-year-old makes albatross in middle school golf match

By T.J. Auclair
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On March 1, 12-year-old Finley Burke from Jesup, Ga., hit the shot of a lifetime.
 
In a middle school golf match, Burke -- from 208 yards out -- holed his second shot on the par-5 third hole at Pine Forest CC with a 5-wood for the rarest of birds in golf -- the albatross.
 
 
And, get this, his father Chad even got the shot on video:



How cool was that?
 
The odds of making an albatross are about 1 million-to-1. To put that in perspective, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than making an albatross.
 
WJCL, an ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., had a feature on Burke's shot on the evening news that you can watch here.
 
Of particular note in the news report: Chad said that Finley had actually chipped in for birdie on the hole before. 
 
What a day.
 
PGA.com connected with Chad Burke. He told us his son shot a 38 that day in the 9-hole match. He also told us he had video of Finley's birdie chip-in too:

 
As if you weren't jealous enough, Chad also told us that Finley only started playing golf in February 2017.
 
Amazing.