After long wait, Will finds a way to strike an ace - Omaha.com
Published Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm / Updated at 9:58 pm
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After long wait, Will finds a way to strike an ace

Will Mullin needed to get to baseball practice but his dad told him and older brother Jackson they had time to play one last hole.

The group ahead of them on the ninth hole at Eagle Run Golf Course didn’t cooperate. It took so long that Will said he had time to take a “ton’’ of practice shots.

It was a little stressful but it paid off. When he finally got his turn, Will said the ball, hit 89 yards with a 9 iron, flew into the hole on the par-3 Meadows course.

“I hit the ball really good,’’ Will said. “It wasn’t any luck.’’

Will’s dad Rob was standing waiting by the ninth green and he got to see the whole thing unfold, which Will said made it pretty cool.

“It didn’t even bounce,’’ Rob said. “It hit the flagstick hard right on the bottom and slammed into the cup.’’

Will said it was funny because earlier he and his brother had been talking about how Tiger Woods got his first ace when he was five. Woods is his favorite player, and Will learned that about him while playing the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 video game.

The fourth-grader at Fullerton grade school said he’d love to grow up and play golf like Woods. Or even be as good as his dad, who played for the University of Nebraska and has six holes in one.

Will started hitting on the practice green when he was five. The best part of his game, he said, is his chipping and putting.

Besides being a pitcher and shortstop for his Keystone Little League team, he also plays basketball and some football. But he likes to be out on the course.

“It’s really fun to know how to hit the ball,’’ he said, “and not whiff every shot like some people do.’’

Contact the writer: Marjie Ducey

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Marjie Ducey covers state colleges, women's sports, high schools, select sports, outdoors, holes in one, soccer, running and any other type of interesting story. She also puts out the metro edition and does some updating on Omaha.com.

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