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Bjerregaard aces 17th hole with six-iron at Bethpage Black

Bjerregaard aces 17th hole with six-iron at Bethpage Black
FILE PHOTO: Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark hits off the second tee during first round play of the 2019 Master golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   -   Copyright  JONATHAN ERNST(Reuters)
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By Andrew Both

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (Reuters) – Dane Lucas Bjerregaard gave the raucous gallery at the par-three 17th hole something to cheer about with a hole-in-one in the final round at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Bjerregaard used a six-iron from 206 yards, and his ball never deviated from the flag, taking one hop and then disappearing on the second bounce at Bethpage Black.

Suitably impressed, his playing companion Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion here, also got in on the act by holing a 50-foot bunker shot for birdie at the hole.

The ace helped Bjerregaard to a round of three-over-par 73 as he closed out his PGA Championship debut in style.

He finished at three-over 283.

Bjerregaard is a twice European Tour winner but the 27-year-old’s claim to fame in his still young career came when he beat Tiger Woods at the WGC-Match Play in Austin, Texas in March.

(Reporting by Andrew Both; editing by Ken Ferris)

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