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Rocklin youth scores a hole-in-one on third hole at Turkey Creek

By: Staff Report
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It may not be the equivalent of winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship but a hole-in-one on the third hole at Turkey Creek Golf Club can be just about as exciting ? especially if it?s done by a 12-year-old. On June 12, young Daniel Molokie of Rocklin teed up his golf ball on hole No. 3 at Turkey Creek. The 146-yard, par 3 includes about 120 yards of water to carry just to reach dry land. Molokie drew out a No. 5 hybrid and struck a shot that landed on the right side of the green where the ball rolled slowly across the putting surface and ended up in the cup for an ace ? Molokie?s first. Molokie?s grandparents, Bart and Joan Frame, and friend Mike Mathes were playing along with him and joined in the young golfer?s celebration as he called out ?I can?t believe it! I can?t believe it! I got a hole-in-one.? The 20-handicapper began playing the game at age 7 at Woodcreek Golf Club in Roseville. He recently graduated from the sixth grade at Sunset Ranch Elementary School and his parents are Tom and Meredith Molokie. Following the magical moment on the third hole, it took Daniel Molokie the rest of the round to come down from the experience. ?I just gave everyone high fives and I had a hard time calming down to play the next 15 holes,? said the 12-year-old. ?I just couldn?t believe that the ball rolled into the hole. I really had got a hole-in-one.? Daniel Molokie said he now dreams of one day playing Pebble Beach Golf Club in Monterey and St. Andrews in Scotland.