No, it's not. A hole-in-one, by definition, is when you make it into the hole in one shot.
I realize there are quite a few confusing rules and quirks regarding the game ... this ain't one of them.
That's what I thought. I never even thought of the "one ", in hole in one referred to the scorecard. I always thought it referred to a tee shot that that went into the cup.....in one shot ...."hole in one". So my 20 shots into the scrub then a "hole in one would score a 41, INCLUDING a hole in one. That's all I thought.
B.S. A normal (non-trolling) person would have added the disclaimer of it being his third shot at the end of the OP ... not in post #20 after receiving 18 undeserved congratulations'!
Let's see ... how about calling his third shot, oh I don't know ... his third shot?!?!?!?!
Look, nobody doubts that it's impressive to hole one out from far away, and we'd all commend him for that, but a "holeout" is the best you're gonna get. It ain't a hole-in-one. Period.