16 - 19 August 2018

Aces high for Droop and Percey on Day 2 at Palmerston

Two Victorians at different stage of their careers have both had holes-in-one on Day 2 at the Northern Territory PGA Championship - presented by Cazalys Palmerston.

PGA Trainee Fraser Droop became the first player to make an ace in the tournament's short history during his spectacular morning round of 8-under 63, which broke the course record and helped him to a shared of the lead in the Championship at 10-under with good friend Travis Smyth.

"I was going nicely in my round and got to the short par-three 7th, 106m, which was a perfect full sand iron for me." Droop said. 

"I just knocked it out a little bit left of the hole and it was shaping itself back in, it took one bounce and a little bit of side spin then straight in to the hole."

Not to be outdone, Victorian veteran Adrian Percey (pic) matched the feat in the afternoon, holing a wedge on the same 7th hole (his 16th of the day). 

Percy hole in one

Sadly for him, there were no such scoring heroics with Percey providing just a one word description as to how the rest of the round had fared.

"It went in on the fly and was the only highlight of the round, unfortunately," he laughed.

The dual aces couldn't have come at a more opportune time for Droop and Percey, with the pair looking to share 1 million Qantas Frequent Flyer points as part of a tournament promotion.

"I just rang mum after the round and she said hopefully I can take the family on a few Bali trips," Droop said."If I don’t use them for golf trips, hopefully I can take the family to a few nice places."

As for Percey, this is the 9th hole-in-one of his career.but the first time he's ever won anything more than the honour at the next tee.  

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