Bezuidenhout ace puts him in the hunt in Albertsons Boise Open

Christiaan Bezuidenhout made a hole-in-one on Friday in the second round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open on his way to a second-round score of six-under-par 65.

He aced the eighth, just two holes after making his first bogey of the day. He had moved to three-under for the round after birdies on one, three and four, before dropping a shot on the sixth. Then came the ace to help him turn in four-under 32. He made three more birdies on the homeward nine, and, unfortunately, dropped a shot on the par-four 18th. A slightly wayward tee shot there saw him unable to reach the green in regulation and unable to scramble an up-and-down par.

The tournament is the first in a three-event series after which the top 25 players will get PGA Tour cards. The halfway lead was shared by Mark Hubbard, John Huh, Ben Kohles, Patrick Rodgers, Chad Ramey, Hayden Buckley and JJ Spaun, all of the United States, on 10-under-par. Bezuidenhout was just two shots off the pace.

The other South African in the field, Dawie van der Walt, carded a one-over 73 in the second round and missed the cut at three-under with his 36-hole total of one-under.

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