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Jeff Kolpack, Published March 28 2012

Fargo man records aces on back-to-back days

FARGO – About the only regret Tom Wold has last weekend is not buying a lottery ticket. He was on quite a roll.

The well-known Fargo businessman recorded holes-in-one on consecutive days on the same course in Scottsdale, Ariz., a feat that carries odds into the millions-to-one.

“It was quite remarkable,” Wold said.

They came at the lower course at the Phil Mickelson-designed Whisper Rock Golf Club. The first was a 6-iron from 152 yards on hole No. 17.

With the wind blowing over his shoulder from left to right, his shot landed short, but “rolled and rolled and rolled right into the cup,” Wold said.

The second one a day later came on hole No. 12. He used a 7-wood to ace it from 175 yards.

This one came with some suspense: Nobody in his foursome saw it go in the cup.

“All four of us hit good shots,” Wold said. “We walked up to the green and saw three balls.”

They were the second and third aces for the 74-year-old Wold, who recorded his first on a trip to Ireland in 2009. To prove he’s human, he played the same Whisper Rock course on Wednesday.

“I don’t think I got it on the green on either of those holes,” he said.