AARON SCHNACKE, the Union champion and a member of the Fixby team, holed in one at the par three third at Shipley Northcliffe in the West Yorkshire Alliance event.
Professional Paul Carman made a birdie two as well, but it still was not enough to bring Fixby victory.
Fixby tied with the host club and finished third on countback, three strokes back from winners Calverley in an event in which two out of four players of each team counted.
David Hughes, Alliance president, who was in the team along with Rob Turner, head greenkeeper at West End, said it could be the first time a one and a two have been made by members of the same team in a WY Alliance.
Though the card stated the hole measured 290 yards, Carman’s satellite range finder registered it as 277 yards. He hit a wood to 15 feet and holed it and Schnacke aced the hole with an 18 degrees utility club.
It followed Schnacke, playing off two handicap, shooting 68 to win the last medal of the year at Fixby at the weekend, when he partnered Bradley Park head pro Parnell Reilly.
Reilly, who plays little competitively nowadays, has been given a three handicap and he shot 70.
The SSS was 72 so if it goes down as a counting event, Schnacke’s handicap could be adjusted.