Wednesday saw the first hole in one during qualifying rounds at the 30th Anniversary of the UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One on campus at UT Tyler.

Just after 5 p.m., Ed Barret shot an ace to become an automatic qualifier, and hit in the Finals at Hollytree Country Club on Sunday. Shortly after Ed's shining moment, Russell "Rusty" Johnson got so close, at 4", that he became an Early Bird Qualifier.

Our list of corporate qualifiers is as follows: Sean Droptini of Tyler with Suddenlink, Luke Freeman of Tyler with R&K Distributors, Jonathan Jetter of Tyler with Clark Hampe, Dr. Arnold Wharton of Tyler with Odom Insurance, Dale Eppler of Tyler with Trinity Capital Management and William Alexander of Tyler with Wilson Law Firm.

Rodney Gordon of Bullard qualified in the public lanes at 34".

Total shots for Saturday were: 2,108 at $1 per shot that's more than $2,000 raised in scholarship money for students at UT Tyler. Help us increase the amount by supporting the UT Tyler Patriot Suddenlink Hole in One all next week. We begin qualifying again on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Ladies who purchase shots are eligible to enter a drawing to win a LeVian Chocolatier Collection Necklace courtesy of Jim's Jewelers. The drawing will be held when qualifying concludes on Saturday May 14th.

Thursday is our final day of corporate lanes where we are happy to be hosting Albright Solutions, Donna Cumming Photography, East Texas Stucco and Masonry, Jeff Callens Allstate Insurance, and RPR Construction. ​

Lanes will be open to the public from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.