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Ace boosts Vegas' round of 60

A hole-in-one at the par-three 17th keyed Jhonattan Vegas' scintillating round of 60 in the US PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship in Auburn, Alabama, yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The ace was one of two eagles for Vegas, who will compete for Venezuela at the Rio Olympics, to go with eight birdies and a bogey.

His 11-under effort gave him a 17-under total of 125 - and a six-shot lead over Hudson Swafford after two rounds of the US$3.5 million ($4.7m) tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Trail Grand National course.

Vegas said of his 190-yard seven-iron from off the tee at 17: "I had a perfect number, 190 yards is my seven-iron... I knew it was going to be fairly close but never expected it to go in."

He also eagled the par-five 13th as he played six holes - from 12 through 17 - in an astonishing eight-under. - AFP.

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