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Reid Sinks Ace at Legends of Golf Event, Teams With Forsman for 10th Place Finish
Mike Reid, playing with partner Dan Forsman, sank a hole-in-one on the eighth hole of the final round of the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf played at Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri. The ace helped the Utah Golf Hall of Fame duo finish in tenth place. Reid hit a four iron the 195 yard hole. Reid has just recently moved back to Provo after living in Maryland for the past few years.
Just prior to Reid’s ace Joe Durant aced the third hole on the second nine that helped him and partner Billy Andrade win the championship. The format included nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine of better ball.
Larry Nelson and Larry Fleisher won the Legends Division for players 65 and older, beating Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player by three strokes.
Nelson and Fleisher birdied the final hole for a 1-under 26 for nine holes of better ball on the par-3 course. They finished at 12 under in the 45-hole event.
“We played really well,” Nelson said. “Yesterday was just a miserable day to play golf. I mean, it was windy, gusting. Sometimes I couldn't stand up hardly. It was amazing how hard the wind blew and for us to hold it together there. And today was just kind of a fun walk around nine holes and not trying to hurt ourselves.”
Nicklaus and Player had two birdies in a bogey-free 25.
“It was a very exciting week, a very different format,” Player said. “I think golf needs more of this.”