What a week it has been for Michael Sweeney.
On Monday, he holed out for eagle from a bunker to earn a spot in a playoff for the Korn Ferry Tour’s HomeTown Lenders Championship on the 18th hole. In the playoff, he advanced with a par on the second hole, earning his first KFT start at The Ledges in Huntsville, Alabama.
A reminder: Sweeney lives out of his car and raps on Spotify. He pinches every penny to try and fight his way to the PGA Tour.
Well, his story gets even better.
Foggy conditions postponed the first round on Thursday, so his first start had to wait an extra day. On Friday, he wasted little time making his mark on the tournament. On his fourth hole, he aced the par-3 13th hole, playing at 230 yards, with his 4-iron.
HOLE-IN-ONE for the Monday qualifier Michael Sweeney!
No. 13, 4 iron, 230 yards. 3-under thru 4.
Sweeney has slept in his car to chase his pro golf dreams … he is CAPITALIZING on this start. pic.twitter.com/0QL8nR51TB
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) April 28, 2023
Here’s hoping he carries that momentum the rest of the week. It moved him to 3 under thru 4 and tied for the lead early in the first round.