"I just couldn’t believe it," said DeBonis, who went with 11 other friends on a trip. "The guys were going bananas. They said we got to buy lottery tickets, so we went and bought a bunch of lottery tickets."
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Playing at Farmstead Golf Club in Calabash, N.C., he had a hole-in-one at the 112-yard 17th, using a 9-iron on Oct. 6.
That ace came just a month after his second career hole-in-one at his home course at The Villages, Fla.
On Sept. 3, DeBonis dropped a pitching wedge from 101 yards into the cup at the par-3 fifth for his first hole-in-one in 45 years.
The Sharpsburg, Pa., native’s next ace came Oct. 7 at the Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., on the 129-yard sixth hole using a 7-iron.
DeBonis played at Blackmoor Golf Club Oct. 8. Four holes into the round, he holed an 8-iron from 118 yards for his third hole-in-one in three days.