Hole-in-one double for young golfer

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A teenage golfer was celebrating today after notching up two holes-in-one during the same round.

Jamie Brittain, 19, defied odds estimated at up to 67,000,000-to-one to ace both the 12th and 17th holes at Shropshire's Wrekin Golf Club yesterday.

The extremely rare brace - described by officials at the 600-member club as "very, very unusual" - represented Mr Brittain's first and second ever holes-in-one.

The keen amateur golfer, who works part-time at another course, said his remarkable feat, witnessed by a workmate, was missed by his grandfather, who had retired to the clubhouse part-way round the course.

Mr Brittain said: "It was my first ever hole-in-one and then my second ever, so obviously it was brilliant.

"It was quite a weird feeling when it happened on the 12th and then for it to happen again on the 17th was just unbelievable."

Wrekin's club captain, Peter Buchanan, said: "Jamie's a great golfer - it's a very rare occurrence and we are extremely proud of him."