Chris Cochran was grinding away Tuesday at The Lakes at Castle Hills in Irving, Tex., in a four-way qualifying playoff for three of the open spots in this weekend’s Byron Nelson Championship. After two of the three spots were claimed by others, Cochran approached the par-3, 152-yard fifth hole. He took out a 7-iron. This happened.
The walk-off hole-in-one gave Cochran, 25, a spot in the Byron Nelson field. It will be the first PGA tour event for Cochran, who spends most of his time on the Adams Pro Tour and is the son of Champions League golfer Russ Cochran.
“He told me he didn’t see it go in,” Russ Cochran told the Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel. “Once he got on the green, he saw his ball mark six feet from the hole and had a good feeling. Sure enough, it was in the hole.
“He’s super excited. He’s been playing well on the Adams Tour and I knew he was feeling good about his game. It will be his first PGA Tour event and he’s pumped up.”