Seamus Power hits ace and TWO extra holes in epic round

Seamus Power had a day to remember at the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship on Saturday.

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Irishman Seamus Power was in tears at the start of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season and his incredible streak may just have peaked on Saturday.

Power shot up the leaderboard with an eight-under 63 in Round 3 of the World Wide Technology Match Play, but it’s the revealing way he scored that 63 that deserves any golf fan’s attention.

Because the 35-year-old not only managed a rare hole-in-one on Saturday, but also two more shots.

SMU golfer Christian Clark hits a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Cypress Point and then celebrates with his playing partners.

This is what a hole-in-one looks like on the most epic par 3 in golf

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Power began with a steady if unremarkable start to Round 3 at El Camaleón Golf Course, with a birdie on the 1st, followed by five straight pars and another birdie on a 7. But things started to pick up on the par 3 8th hole to turn the unbelievable.

He pulled a wedge for the short 151-yard shot from the elevated tee at 8, then watched his ball fall two feet from the hole, bounce once, and roll straight into the cup for a hole-in-one .

Then, on the short 350-yard par 4 11th, Power hit an approach with a wedge, landing it behind the hole and turning it back for a hole-out eagle.

But the balls didn’t stop falling. On the par 4 of 14, Power ran into trouble. His approach shot crashed into the sand to the left of the green, leaving him a long bunker shot for his third. Regardless, he holed this one to turn a potential bogey into another birdie.

You can see all three shots in the video below.

Power, who won his second PGA Tour event of his career at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship last week, added a final birdie on the 17th and made an 18 save to end his day.

Holes-in-one may be uncommon for most golfers, but not for power. He explained after the round that his ace at 8 was a long way from his first. In fact, he had 14 total, including a previous ace on the PGA Tour and two on the Korn Ferry Tour.

“I think I did one with the Players in ’19 and then I got one on the Korn Ferry, I won a BMW in ’16 or 15, I think ’15 or ’16. That’s my three, I think, PGA Tour, Korn Ferry,” Power said. “Yeah, it’s some kind of riot. Yes, of course it’s a huge bonus, especially in tournament play, so I take it whenever I can get it.”

“Obviously I got some great breaks today and played really nice golf. It’s obviously a bonus to bag some of those shots, but it was one of those days,” he added. “I burned the edges all over with putts, so it’s kind of weird that a couple of wedge shots went in. That’s golf sometimes and hopefully tomorrow I can drop some of the putts.”

The epic round of 63 put Power in fourth place with 18 holes to play in Mexico, one stroke behind second place and seven strokes behind Russell Henley’s 54-hole lead.

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