Miyazato has 2 aces up sleeve
The Associated Press
RENO, Nev. — Japan's Yusaku Miyazato became the first golfer to make two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament when he aced a couple of par 3s Friday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
Miyazato accomplished the feat on the 230-yard, downhill seventh hole with a 4-iron and the 173-yard, uphill No. 12 with a 7-iron at the Montreux Golf and Country Club, near Reno.
Bob Tway had two aces in the same tournament at the Memorial in 1994, and Glen Day did the same at the Greater Hartford Open the same year. But PGA Tour officials said they could find no record of any golfer on Tour who pulled it off on the same day.
Miyazato, who lives in Tokyo, speaks only a little English so his caddie served as a translator for reporters after the round. But Miyazato knew how to answer directly when asked how he planned to celebrate Friday night.
"Drink much beer. Big party," he said with a smile.
Miyazato, ranked 380th in the world, had one previous hole-in-one and said he was "very excited" when he holed out the first one Friday.
"But the second time, it was really unbelievable," he said through his caddie.
Bob Estes, who shot a 65, leads at 15-under 129 after 36 holes. Will MacKenzie, who had a 67, is at 14 under.
Jeff Gove of Seattle shot a 71 and is tied for 36th place at 4-under 140. Kirk Triplett, a Pullman High School graduate, had a 70 and is tied for 66th at 143.
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