Danville boy shoots a hole-in-one

10-year-old calls it 'the coolist thing I've done in sports'

Evan Huggins approached the seventh hole at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord last Tuesday with a goal that was difficult but not impossible.

"I just wanted to hit a good shot so I could maybe birdie the hole," said Evan, which means he was hoping to shoot 1 under par.

What Evan did instead is close to miraculous. With one careful shot he launched his ball into the air on this par 3 hole, only to see the ball roll onto the green, and then disappear. He had done it: made a hole-in-one.

Evan is not a professional golfer; no, he is a 10-year-old in the fifth grade at Greenbrook Elementary School in Danville.

He slugged the hole-in-one using his 5 wood club and all the skills he has accumulated since he began golfing at the young age of 3. He started his honing his impressive skills because his grandparents got him hooked.

This hole-in-one was "the coolest thing I've done in sports," said Evan, who was golfing with his 12-year-old brother Ryan on that astonishing day.

Evan is a skilled athlete in more than just golf. When not impersonating his idol Tiger Woods, he is a goal-scoring forward in soccer or a dominating ace pitcher in baseball.

He plans to continue improving his golf game, with the goal of maybe one day becoming a professional golfer.

With a hole-in-one at age 10, it seems like the sky is the limit for Danville's newest star.


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Posted by Lynne Egan
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

Congratulations Evan, What an awesome accomplisment!

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Posted by Mimi
a resident of Danville
on Jul 7, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Evan, that was so cool! Wishing you continues success!

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