Angel Reyes had come close to a hole-in-one about two years ago on hole No. 11 at River Heights Golf Club in DeKalb.
Reyes, a detective in the DeKalb Police Department, hit a 6-iron and the ball nestled just a couple inches behind the hole and settled.
On Friday at the DeKalb Park District Scholarship golf outing, Reyes took the same club on the 160-yard par-3 and came through this time, draining his tee shot for his first hole-in-one.
“It bounced and disappeared and we were like, ‘Did that just go in the hole?’ “ Reyes said. “We just jumped in to the carts and went up there just so we could see.”
This was the first time Reyes, 46, had finished 18 holes this season. On Monday, Reyes walked three holes, but didn’t complete the front nine.
After the hole-in-one, Reyes had everyone in his foursome sign the ball and he put it away for safe keeping. Now he hopes he doesn’t have to wait another 46 years for the next one.
“I’d like to have a whole bunch more,” Reyes said. “I just don’t want a whole lot of witnesses because I hear you have to buy a round. I definitely bought a round for my team.”