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The Tour Report

March 18 2012

2:05 PM

Blanks makes ace on 17th hole

Blanks makes hole-in-one

Kris Blanks aced the 218-yard 17th hole with a 4-iron on Sunday.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Playing alongside Scott Piercy, who shot a 9-under 62 to take the clubhouse lead at 12 under, Kris Blanks had his own highlight with a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole.

Using a 4-iron from 216 yards, Blanks’ shot flew to the back right pin, bounced and went into the hole. He didn’t see it go in but knew it did once a roar came up from the crowd.

It was the first ace of Blanks’ career on the PGA TOUR and the second here this week.

On Saturday, Stewart Cink aced the 190-yard eighth hole with a 6-iron.