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Laura Diaz Becomes 2nd Player In LPGA History To Ace Twice At Kia Classic

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 CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Laura Diaz had a hole-in-one for the second straight day in the Kia Classic to become the second player in LPGA Tour history to make two aces in a tournament.

Diaz aced the par-3 third hole Saturday in the third round, then holed out on the par-3 sixth on Sunday — a shot she followed with an eagle on the par-4 seventh. She also had an eagle Saturday on the par-5 fifth.

“I went out today hoping I could get another one,” Diaz said. “Just really using my head to see how wild and crazy it could get. Then it happened and I went nuts. It’s pretty crazy.”

Jenny Lidback is the only other player with two aces in an event, accomplishing the feat in the 1997 Tournament of Champions.

Diaz used a 6-iron Sunday on the 157-yard sixth.

“I was trying to hit it a little left to right high and take a little bit off of it,” Diaz said. “And, yeah, I did it. It went in.”

On the eagle on No. 7, she holed out from 122 yards with a 50-degree wedge, the club she used to hole out twice Saturday. She’s the first tour player to follow an ace with an eagle on the next hole

The 38-year-old Diaz shot 2-under 70 in each round to finish the tournament at 2 under. She won her lone LPGA Tour title in 2004.
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