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July 13, 2010, 02:28 PM
Cherry Valley???s Donna Cortina Fires Two Aces in one Round at TPC at Jasna Polana

Skillman, NJ July 13, 2010-According to Cherry Valley Country Club???s Director of Golf Allan Bowman, ???the odds of making two hole in ones during the same round of golf are sixty seven million to one.??? But that???s exactly what his student, Skillman, New Jersey resident Donna Cortina accomplished on July 12th as a guest in TPC Jasna Polana???s summer member-guest tournament. Cortina, the mother of three, ultimately fired a seventy eight after her aces on the second hole, using a gap wedge, and the seventeenth hole where she used an eight iron.

???Donna is Cherry Valley???s current Senior Club Champion and plays to a five handicap, says Bowman. I have worked with her for several years both at the club and in Florida where I co-host a golf school with legendary teacher Craig Shankland. However, you never expect an accomplishment such as this from even the greatest tour players. I checked Google and found that this has only happened on four other occasions in history.???

For Bowman, Cortina???s feat comes directly on the heels of fellow Cherry Valley member and Bowman student Peggy Ference???s fine showing on national television where she competed in Golf Digest???s U.S. Open Challenge at Pebble Beach alongside movie star Mark Wahlberg, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Says Bowman, both Donna and Peggy are great players and I???ve connected with them. I wish I could take the credit but let???s face it, Peggy earned her way to Pebble by winning a contest against thirty thousand others. I thought that was a longshot until I heard about Donna today. I know I speak for all of our members when I say that I???m thrilled for both of these extraordinary ladies.???

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