Walkoff hole-in-one is player's last shot

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Klein Klotz of Lake Travis High School was mobbed by his teammates after making his walkoff ace.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, May 05, 2013 | 12:00 a.m.

Watch the sports highlights on TV for more than a few minutes, and you're likely to see a game-winning home run in baseball, and maybe even a buzzer-beater in basketball. 

But I can pretty much guarantee you've never seen this – a walkoff hole-in-one. Not only that, it was the final stroke of the Texas 5-A high school tournament.

The super shot was struck a few days ago by Klein Klotz, a senior at Lake Travis High School in the Austin suburb of Lakeway, Texas. Lake Travis wrapped up its third straight state championship at Moris Williams Golf Course in Austin, but Klotz was tied for second in the individual standings – one shot behind the state medalist – with two other players.

So the three teed off in sudden death to decide the silver medal. The playoff hole was the 191-yard, par-3 12th. Klein took his cut, the ball soared toward the green, bounced softly – and rolled right into the cup.

The ace made Klotz the state runner-up for the second straight year, and was also the final swing of his high school career. Next fall, he'll join the golf team at Sam Houston State University.

You can see the video replay of his ace right here.

And by the way, the Lake Travis girls also captured their state title.