Teen lays claim to 'greatest feat in golf history'

A Thai teenager has stunned the world of golf with one of the most incredible achievements ever seen in the sport.

Not only did 16-year-old Conor Kelly manage to hit a hole-in-one, he followed it up with an albatross on the very next hole in an American Junior Golf Association tournament.

Kelly aced the 198-yard, par-3 eighth, hitting a 5-iron for his first hole-in-one.

“I didn’t see it go in, but when I walked up and saw it in the hole, it was a good feeling,” Kelly told Golfweek.

Kelly went hole-in-one, albatross, birdie in three consecutive holes. Pic: Twitter

Using the same ball on the 480-yard, par-5 ninth, he then managed to sink a 4-iron second shot from 220 yards for the albatross.

“I didn’t hit it too well, so I thought it might come up short in the bunker,” Kelly said.

“But then I got up there and it wasn’t in the bunker. When I saw it in the hole, it was pretty crazy.”

Incredibly, the youngster’s hot run didn’t end there as he followed up his previous two efforts with a birdie on the par-4 10th – for an astonishing 1-2-3 scorecard run.



Kelly finished with a 5-under 67 to tie for 17th at 8 over in the AJGA Junior Golf Hub Championship at the Country Club of Halifax.

He used only one ball the entire round, with the superstitious approach clearly paying dividends.

“I thought it might be a bit of good luck. So I just rolled with it, tried to hit good shots and hoped I didn’t lose it.”

With agencies