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Golfer holes walk-off ace to qualify for Byron Nelson

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Case Cochran has never played in a PGA Tour event. The Dallas native and former Texas A&M player tried to qualify for the St. Jude Classic several years ago but he didn't make it.

That all ends on Thursday when Cochran will tee it up for the Byron Nelson Championship.

But it wasn't as mundane as it sounds.

Cochran made it through the Monday qualifier with a walk-off hole-in-one in extra holes to take the last spot for the tournament.

This shortly after he missed a five-foot birdie putt that also would have put him in.

"I was frustrated but at the same time, I said let's just hit a good one here," Cochran said. "Chris (Parra) hit first. The wind got his and he came up short in the middle of the green. The pin was back over the ridge and I couldn't see it from the tee."

"I punched it under the wind and it looked like it landed in front of pin," said Cochran, "but we couldn't see it. There were about 15 people on the tee watching us and that's it. On the green, there was no reaction because there was nobody there.

"As I'm walking up, I'm still in grind mode thinking about making a good stroke and a good putt. I walk up and there's no ball and a ball mark 5 feet in front of the hole."

That's something else.

And if he were to contend this weekend somehow. Can you imagine that story?

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