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May 11 2013

2:07 PM

Stroud makes second ace of week

Chris Stroud make a hole-in-one at the 13th hole on Saturday.

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Chris Stroud made the week's second hole-in-one on Saturday during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship.

Stroud used a 6-iron for the ace on the 13th hole, which was playing 186 yards. On Thursday, Michael Thompson aced the eighth hole with a 3-iron.

The aces were the 25th and 26th on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass -- and the first since 2008. Prior to Thompson's hole-in-one, the last seven aces during THE PLAYERS had come at the 13th hole.

The ace was Stroud's first on the PGA TOUR but the seventh he's made in his career.

"The wind didn't touch it, came down just short of the ridge and we saw it disappear toward the hole off the hill," Stroud said. "And then we had all of our friends and family here, and they started going crazy, so we knew it was going to be pretty good.
 
"They were walking toward the green, and we could see them start standing up and they went crazy. It was a good feeling.  It was a good feeling."

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