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93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- A 93-year-old Ohio man wrapped up his nearly seven decades of golfing with his first hole-in-one.

Ben Bender told the Zanesville Times Recorder "the Lord knew" this was his final round and gave him a hole-in-one.

Bender aced the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville with a 5-wood.

He said he was in awe watching it, but then his hip started bothering him, forcing him to stop after a few more holes. He headed to the clubhouse, bringing his golfing career to a memorable end.

Bender said he began playing when he was 28, whittling his handicap down to a 3 at one point.

He said he hates giving up the game but knows he can't play forever.