McElveen Landed Closest to the Pin Sunday at the UT Tyler Million Dollar Hole in One Finals
No one won a million dollars, but David McElveen landed closest to the pin Sunday during the UT Tyler Southside Bank Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One Contest at Hollytree Country Club.
About 60 golfers took aim at the green on Hole 11, but only a few landed on the green.
McElveen also happens to be the golf coach at Robert E. Lee, and had students on hand to see their coach take his shot at the million dollar pin.
"It felt great," McElveen told the Tyler Morning Telegraph. "My high school golfers have never seen me play so it was fun having them watch me today."
McElveen was closest to the pin on the green at 11 feet five inches from the million dollar hole. Runner up was Dr. Derek Mitchell landing on the green 13 feet and six inches from the pin, and finally in third place was Manny Mirano.
Mirano had led most of the day before finishing third at 15 feet and five and a half inches away from the pin.
Though no one landed a hole in one, McElveen will receive a prize for landing closest to the hole in the form of six Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Passes for one round of golf with cart at any of their 26 courses courtesy of KLTV Channel 7.