Source: The Mercury, 14 May, 1998, p.40
Iowa City AGAINST the odds of 363 million to one, young United States golfer Christian Owen scored two holes in one in the same round and four eagles in all. After making eagles on the two par-fives on the front nine, Owen used a five-iron to nail his first ace at the 175m eighth hole and a six- iron at the 171m 13th water hole. "It was just an eagle of a day," Owen said. The 27-year-old shot a three-under 69 on the par-72, 6360m Finkbine Golf Course at the University of Iowa. An assistant grocery store man- ager who is close to a scratch handicap, he also used a five-iron three weeks ago to ace the 8th. "Oh my gosh, that is just phenom- enal, it's unbelievable," Iowa golf coach Terry Anderson said yester- day. "We've had three aces at Finkbine this year and they're all his. "This guy is just on fire." Owen moved to Coralville, just outside Iowa City, seven months ago from Kansas City, Missouri. According to Mark Logue of the University of Iowa's statistics and actuarial science department, the chance of someone shooting two holes-in-one at Finkbine on the same 18 holes is about one in 363 million. He said that would occur once in 10,371 years.
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