One Shot for One Million Dollars

By Coleman Swierc

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - It is a simple thought.

One shot, for one million dollars.

"At least you are a bit hopeful that you will be able to make it in there," said Cindi Harrell, "Othewise, you would not stand out in the sun and rain and try to qualify."

The Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One Challege, means taking your best shot, because you only get one.

"If I made it, I would probable just stand there in disbelief," said Noah Isreal, "I just would have no idea how to react."

"I would probably cry, I would literally fall down and cry if it went in," said Harrell.

On the par 3, 180 yards 11th hole at the Cascades in Tyler men took their best shot, as did the ladies and everyone watched, hoping to capture history.

Kevin Simpson was the first to set the mark, 15 feet, 8 inches.

But it did not last long..

Mike Craig, a full 10 feet closer looked to have the title in the bag.

"I am ashamed to say that my eyesight is really bad, I cant see anything," joked Craig, "I just had to wait until everyone else said 'oh it is good' so that is when I looked up and saw it."

But just a handful of hitters later, Craig's 5 feet, gave way.

"When I saw it going left, I started to get a little tight, and was like, 'man this could go in.'"

Rob Trimble had played it perfectly.

His shot to 4 feet, 2 inches, won him the title.

Pretty good, for a guy that wasn't even going to try and qualify.

"I will from here on out, it is a very good event, and I had a lot of fun, and you will see me here every year from here on out."

"It feels great, it is a beautiful Sunday, I have my mom and my wife over here watching me, so it feels very good, I am very fortunate."

No hole in ones were made, but Trimble will take home some nice prizes, which include a new set of clubs from Golf Connection, five free lessons and certifiates for golf at the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.

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