Worksop Golf Club professional picked the perfect time to land the first hole in one of his entire golfing career.
The 34-year-old claimed his first ever ace during the opening round of the flagship Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship at Blairgowrie Golf Club, Scotland this week.
Crossland holed at the 152-yard par three ninth, which played a huge part in him posting a level par 72 in the £78,000 championship.
“Things hadn’t been going too well up to that point and the hole in one turned my round on its head,” he said.
“It really was a wake-up call as I reckon I was heading for an 80 until that point.”
Crossland had a rollercoaster round featuring two birdies, two eagles, including the hole in one, four bogeys and one double bogey.
Despite all that, he sat just four shots behind joint leaders Leicestershire’s Ian Lyner and Devonian Paul Hendriksen who carded 68s for the first round.
Wednesday’s round saw the Worksop man shoot a one over par round of 73.
Birdies at the first and fifth were cancelled out by bogeys at three and seven.
Two more dropped shots at 14 and 15 followed, before Crossland picked up a shot at the 16th.
As the Guardian went to print he was inside the projected cut line.
The 72-hole tournament, which features 144 PGA Professionals from across Great Britain and Ireland, concludes on Friday.