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Golfers notch a pair of rarities at Nemadji

A pair of local golfers added rare achievements to their golfing resumes Saturday at Superior's Nemadji Golf Course. A double-eagle and an eighth career hole-in-one. Former Minnesota Duluth men's hockey player Doug Torrel of Hibbing notched an ex...

A pair of local golfers added rare achievements to their golfing resumes Saturday at Superior's Nemadji Golf Course.

A double-eagle and an eighth career hole-in-one.

Former Minnesota Duluth men's hockey player Doug Torrel of Hibbing notched an extremely rare double-eagle on Nemadji's par 5 No. 2 hole on the East course. Torrel needed just two shots to complete the 537-yard hole. After his drive, Torrel, who played for the Bulldogs from 1988-92, holed his second shot with a 3-wood.

Double-eagles are considered much rarer than holes-in-one because they require an ace on a par 4 hole or two shots on a par 5 hole. According to Golf World, there are approximately 40,000 holes-in-one a year in the U.S., compared to approximately 200 double-eagles.

Meanwhile, Duluth's Dick Gillen collected his eighth career hole-in-one after using a 9-iron to ace the 113-yard No. 9 hole on the North course.

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