Nov. 7, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma golfers Chelsey Collins and Andrea Sellmeyer both recently fired a hole-in-one while during practice rounds at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman. They experienced the milestone about two weeks apart.
Collins made the second hole-in-one of her career with a nine-iron on Oct. 10 while playing with three Jimmie Austin employees at the 122-yard 12th hole. The junior claims she had been struggling with her irons, but this day was different. Collins knew her tee shot was solid as it sailed towards the hole, but soon found out just how solid. The ball landed one inch right of the pin, spun left and dropped into the cup.
"I freaked out afterwards and was so excited," Collins said. "I jumped and couldn't concentrate for the rest of the 18."
For Sellmeyer, the hole-in-one was a first. On a windy Oct. 23, she hit a knock-down six-iron on the 130-yard sixth hole with teammates Collins, Ellen Mueller and Kendall Dye watching nearby. Sellmeyer said she and her teammates watched her ball land thirty feet short of the hole and slowly roll its way into the cup.
"We watched it fall in," Sellmeyer said. "It was just so exciting to share that with my teammates. I was always worried that if I ever did make [a hole in one] that I'd be by myself, but they were there to share it with me and it was just awesome."
The OU women's golf team begins its spring season Feb. 8-10, 2009, at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.