Carris Trophy: Sharpe-shooter bags two aces in two days!

Cormac Sharpe has pulled off the incredible feat of achieving two holes-in-one on consecutive days at the Carris Trophy.

And the 18-year-old Scot’s achievement went down a treat with his fellow competitors and parents – as he stumped up for celebratory drinks at the Silloth on Solway clubhouse bar!

The Blairgowrie golfer was thrilled when he holed his tee shot at the 9th hole on Wednesday.

Much to Sharpe’s surprise and delight he then followed that up by bagging another hole-in-one in today’s third round.

This time his ace came at the 205 yard 16th hole and left him roaring with delight alongside playing partner Eugenio Bernardi!

Sharpe said: “Yesterday on the ninth is one you can get close to and I tried to do that and it went in. Pretty cool.

“Today was unexpected –  it was 195 into the wind, I was trying to get it onto the green so when it disappeared I couldn’t believe it!”

This week’s aces take the Scotsman’s hole-in-one tally to five – three of them coming this year!

The odds of an amateur golfer achieving a hole-in-one are rated at 12,500-to-one.

The odds on two holes in one in the same round is an astronomical 67 million-to-one.

There are no published odds for holes-in-one in consecutive rounds, but the odds would have been sky-high!

Sharpe added: “I got away without buying a drink yesterday so I’ll definitely have to buy them today!”

Today’s hole-in-one contributed to a fine five-under par round of 67 which helped Sharpe climb up the leaderboard ahead of Friday’s final round.

The English Boys’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Carris Trophy has an illustrious history dating back to 1935 and this year features competitors from 12 countries as far apart as Finland and Australia as well as the home nations.

Previous winners of the trophy, this year open to all boys under the age of 18 on January 1, 2022, include major winners Sandy Lyle and Justin Rose.

Sharpe’s feat adds another chapter to the colourful story of one of amateur golf’s most prestigious junior events.


Photography: Leaderboard