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Anirban Lahiri aces 9th to make 1st hole in 1 at British Open

India's Anirban Lahiri chips onto the green during day three of the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes, England, Saturday July 21, 2012. The 25-year-old Indian, making his Open debut, made the first hole in one of the 2012 tournament Saturday on the par-3 ninth hole from 150 yards, the ball landing to the right of the cup and bouncing in to wild applause from onlookers. ( AP Photo / Lynne Cameron, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
July 21, 2012 - 10:47 AM

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Anirban Lahiri of India made the first hole in one at this year's British Open when he aced No. 9 in his third round.

A grinning Lahiri raised both hands in the air and gave a bow Saturday after seeing his 9 iron from 150 yards on the par 3 land to the right of the cup and bounce in.

Overnight leader Brandt Snedeker achieved a hole in one during his practice round Wednesday — on the par-4 16th for an albatross.

There is no prize for a hole in one at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, just the honour on the next tee.

Lahiri and countryman Jeev Milkha Singh made the cut at the Open — the first time two Indians will play a weekend at the same major.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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