Marcus Tessier was representing South Caterbury in a golf match against Mid Canterbury when he hit a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Highfield Golf Course. Marcus Tessier notched another hole-in-one at Highfield Golf Club - a day after his 29th birthday - to cap an unforgettable weekend for the South Canterbury sports enthusiast. "It was hectic really. My son had his first birthday on the Monday, so it was a full on three days," Tessier said of his sporting feats on August 12-13. "I also played two games of basketball on Sunday evening so was glad I took the Monday off work." It was his third hole-in-one in a golf career that has spanned about 15 years. "I'm certainly going to remember this one as there were about 15 to 16 watching as the green leads on to a couple of other holes. "It was certainly well celebrated." His previous hole-in-one's came about 11 years ago at the Twizel Golf Club, on their two par 3s. Tessier's latest effort came on the par 3 16th at the Highfield Golf Club. "The hole was playing about 140 and I did a three-quarter nine iron and it landed on the green and then rolled towards the cup and found it. "People told me it fell in the dead centre of the cup, pretty much like the perfect putt does." While the hole-in-one will be remembered for years to come, it came a hole too late for Tessier. The Pleasant Point Golf Club member was playing in a North (Mid Canterbury) against South (South Canterbury) Aorangi representative trial, and had lost his match on the previous hole. "In the context of the match it would've been awesome if it came a hole earlier as it would have kept me in the clash with a few holes to play. "I was just getting to know the course and then the hole-in-one occurred." The success from his ace in the morning spurred Tessier to win his afternoon fixture. The 2.6 handicapper is hoping to reach scratch and said he'd love to play representative golf if given that chance. "It was really good. I got to meet a lot of different players. "Hopefully I can get the opportunity to play for Aorangi and then see where my golf takes me." He was first introduced to a club while watching his dad play, and wanting to beat him was the motivation to continue playing. "I managed to beat him and have just carried on playing. I love the game, it's my favourite sport." Earlier in the year, Tessier also claimed the Hospice hole-in-one challenge as his effort was closest to the pin. After his long day at the golf course, Tessier suited up to play two back-to-back games for Blue Magic in the Timaru men's basketball competition.