Stunning score of 13-under wins JPGC Tuesday scramble

Just when you thought that the best scoring mark that the Tuesday Scramble would see this season had been achieved, along comes Gary Kingrea, Noah Leach, Hunter Wells, Joshua Smith and Tommy Smith a week later to do one better.

The fivesome ran away with the weekly 9-hole tourney at the Jackson Parish Golf Course by carding a 23, which is a stunning 13-under par. The group accomplished the feat by birding five holes and eagling a season best four holes.

For those not savvy in golf scoring it is called a birdie a team makes a score one less than the par score assigned. An eagle is when the score carded is two strokes less than par. It is not uncommon and almost required that eagles on the par five holes are made in order to have a chance to win but to card four eagles in a round is very rare indeed.

Here is why. On an average nine hole layout, there are five par four holes, two par three holes and two par five holes.  To tally four eagles means that either a one had to be made on the par threes or a two made on the par fours.

The only way to do that is to knock it in from the tee box on the a par there hole or either drive the green from the tee box on the par four hole and make the putt or chip in after the drive. Regardless of how it is done the odds of it happening are few and far between yet on this day it happened twice in the same round. Talk about some serious stroking! 

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