The 12th hole of Greenview Golf Course in Centralia was one to remember for Grant Beanland on Sept. 26.
That’s where the Granite City sophomore shot his first hole-in-one of his high school golf career. He fired the hole-in-one on the par-3 hole while playing in the Centralia Orphan Invitational.
“(Marion coach) Stan Stout was the coach who saw it go in,” Granite City Jeff Ridenour said. “He described it to me and he said it was pretty neat. He said it was almost like a putt after it bounced off and landed on the second green on the second bounce and rolled like a putt. It never touched the pin. It dropped straight up like a putt.”
Beanland became the first Granite City golfer since Jared Harrington in 2010 to shoot a hole-in-one. The accomplishment earned Beanland this week’s Granite City AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
“It’s a special thing,” Ridenour said. “People play golf their whole lives and will never hit one and he’s got one already as a sophomore.”
Beanland is playing in his second season with the Granite City boys’ golf team this fall.