Reagan Kennedy quietly makes ace

Reagan Kennedy, 6, aced the 85-yard third hole of a central Illinois golf course. AP Photo/The Pantagraph/David Proeber

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Six-year-old golfer Reagan Kennedy sank a hole-in-one on a course in central Illinois and hardly made a peep. Why so calm? Her father had told her not to make a lot of noise while playing.

But 13-year-old Cheyenne Broquard said she told her younger sister that making an ace was the one time a golfer could be excused for being loud.

"We told her this is one time you can scream," Broquard told Bloomington newspaper The Pantagraph. "It didn't hit her until the seventh hole and she said, 'I'm going to get another one.' We said, 'OK, hot shot.' "

According to The Pantagraph, Kennedy aced an 85-yard shot on the third hole at The Links at Ireland Grove last week using a hybrid club.

Erin Kennedy, Reagan's mother, said her husband, Steve, put a golf club in Reagan's hands when she was only 2. According to the paper, Reagan played in a tournament in June and finished third in a division for girls ages 6 and 7.

Reagan Kennedy, of Bloomington, said she's now working toward her ultimate golf goal -- beating her father.

"Each year she gets better and better," Steve Kennedy said. "After the Country Youth Classic we came out a few times and she's shot better scores."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.