Spalding tournament yields two holes-in-one

When Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn, hosted the Cavalier Open Golf Tournament at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena Oct. 10, the committee was proud to report more than $100,000 was raised to benefit the school’s athletic programs.

But money’s not everything.

Golf thrills came in the form of two holes-in-one, the highlights of the day when Thomas “Doc” Keane III shot a hole-in-one to win a 2009 Lexus from Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis. Mr. Keane is the brother of the school’s principal, Kathy Mahar.

Ironically a second player, Domenic Pachence, also shot a hole-in-one but on a different hole, winning a $250 golf course gift card. Mr. Pachence is the registrar in Spalding’s IT department.

The tournament’s winning foursome consisted of Matthew Brady, Leslee Brady, Scott Carpenter, and Gary Carpenter.

“I was most excited because the shot occurred during the annual Cavalier Classic,” said Mr. Pachence. “From what I’ve been told, the odds of a hole-in-one by an amateur are one in 33,000. If I knew something with such long odds was going to happen to me that day, I would have bought a lottery ticket instead of playing golf!”

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