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STOCKHOLM -- Twenty-seven-year-old Andrew Dodt of Australia made two holes-in-one, believed to be only the second player to do so in a single PGA Tour round, and Matteo Manassero of Italy remained on track for a second consecutive European Tour victory with a two-shot lead at the Nordea Masters on Friday.
|Andrew Dodt managed to fulfill every golfer's dream -- a hole-in-one -- twice during a European Tour event on Friday. He posed with the two balls after his round.|
Dodt defied odds of 1 in 67 million with his two aces in the same round. Starting on the back nine, he aced the 11th hole and then the seventh, finishing with a 7-under 65 after shooting 77 in the first round to remain inside the cut line.
According to Golf Channel, the only player to record two aces in a single PGA Tour round is Yusaku Miyazato, who accomplished the feat at the 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open.
The 20-year-old Manassero, who won last week's BMW PGA Championship, added a 7-under 65 to his opening 66 for a 13-under total for two rounds on the Bro Hof Slott course in Stockholm. He capped his round with four birdies in succession from the 11th hole.
"It was nice after my good start to come back today and shoot another great score," Manassero said.
Finland's Mikko Ilonen is second at 11 under after birdieing his last three holes for a 9-under 63. He matched a new course record, set just hours earlier by Scotland's Peter Whiteford, who is third on 10 under.
Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.