Scottish golfer takes SEVEN shots for four par-3s, including a hole-in-one

A Fife golfer capped an incredible scoring run at the par-3s in a winter competition at Leven Links by making a hole-in-one.

The ace at the 15th at the former Open Championship qualifying course saw Joseph Smith cover four holes in just SEVEN shots.

The 51-year-old Methil man, who plays off two, sparked his run by rolling in a 12-foot putt at the fifth before setting up his second 2 of the day by sending a 5-iron to 10 feet at the seventh.

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A wedge to 10 feet kept the sequence going at the ninth before capping his memorable day in style by holing a 9-iron for that ace.

“On the tee of the 15th, Joe knew that very few people in history have ever birdied all four par-3s at Leven Links in one round,” said a club spokesman.

“He was nervous, but Joe is a good player and, after producing the smoothest of swings, his ball landed right on line, rolled towards the hole and in it went.”

In 2006 at another Fife course, Gary Cruickshank started 1-1 in the first medal of the year at Aberdour.

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