The 148th Open: Emiliano Grillo fires hole-in-one at Royal Portrush
By Ali Stafford at Royal Portrush
Last Updated: 18/07/19 10:07pm
Emiliano Grillo fired the first hole-in-one of The 148th Open during an eventful opening round at Royal Portrush.
The Argentine reached the turn in 38 despite carding three birdies in an up-and-down front nine, where he triple-bogeyed the fifth and also bogeyed both the sixth and ninth in benign conditions.
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Grillo steadied himself with three consecutive pars from the 10th before producing a moment to remember at the par-three 13th.
The 26-year-old saw his tee shot drift towards the left side of the green and roll back down the bank, before racing down the slope and into the cup for an unlikely ace.
Grillo threw his ball into the crowd as part of his celebration, with the hole-in-one lifting him to level-par for the tournament. He eventually signed for a two-over 73.
Click on the video above to see Grillo's amazing ace!
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