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Woman Makes Valuable Hole-in-One at Charity Golf Tournament

June 30, 1992

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) _ A drive off the tee earned charity golf tournament competitor Patty Carrigan something new to drive.

Patty Carrigan tee shot at the seventh hole rolled into the hole, winning her a car worth $14,000. She has her choice of six vehicles.

″If you’re an avid golfer, it’s like a dream come true,″ Carrigan said Tuesday. ″I think the hole-in-one meant more than the car.″

She was playing in a tournament to benefit leukemia victims on Saturday when she aced the 154-yard, No. 7 hole at Opequon Country Club.

″The people that I was playing with ... you would have thought four people won a car,″ she said. ″We were all jumping up and down and kissing each other and hugging each other.″

The rules said anyone who made a hole-in-one on the seventh or 12th hole would win a car. She was the only one.

Carrigan, who shot a 79 on the par-70, 5,731-yard course, said that in the excitement she forgot what club she used. But she thought it was a 7-iron.

″I saw the divot fly and I knew I hit a great shot,″ said Carrigan, 36. ″It was in slow motion. It hit seven feet in front of the hole and just rolled straight for it.″

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