Oklahoman Bo Van Pelt has been one of the most consistent American golfers in recent years, with a ton of success and earnings on tour. He's had success at the majors as well, getting in the mix during last year's furious final round on the second nine at The Masters.
This year, Van Pelt matched the final round record with a 64 at Augusta National Golf Club. The round was highlighted by a blistering 30 on the second nine as he went 6-under over the final six holes. It was the second straight year he had two eagles on the second nine. The first came on the gettable par-5 13th hole, but the second came via the much less conventional hole-in-one. Van Pelt aced the 16th hole for just the 14th hole-in-one in tournament history.
Video of the hole-in-one after the jump:
Van Pelt put a perfect swing on it at the famed par-3, throwing it up on the slope and letting the ball feed back down to the traditional Sunday pin placement. It's the only way to get the ball close to the hole, and as you can see, he put it about 15 feet past the cup in the center of the green and let it take the slope perfectly back into the cup. We've seen players use that break plenty of times over the years, including Tiger Woods' famous pitch shot from the left side of the green in 2005. Van Pelt celebrated the ace with fellow Oklahoma State Cowboy Scott Verplank.
Van Pelt's 8-under round moved him to 1-under for the championship, well behind the leaders, but demonstrating that the course is certainly receptive to a charge up the leaderboard from those in the afternoon groups chasing Phil Mickelson and Peter Hanson.
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