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Corey Conners sinks hole-in-one at 2021 Masters

Canada's Corey Conners jumped up the leaderboard with a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at the 2021 Masters Tournament on Saturday in Augusta, Ga. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI
Canada's Corey Conners jumped up the leaderboard with a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at the 2021 Masters Tournament on Saturday in Augusta, Ga. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

April 10 (UPI) -- Corey Conners sank a rare hole-in-one at the 2021 Masters Tournament on Saturday in Augusta, Ga. The shot on No. 6 helped Conners jump into contention at the major tournament.

Conners is the first player to card an ace on No. 6 at the Masters since Jamie Donaldson in 2013. Six players have completed a hole-in-one on the same hole in the history of the Masters.

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Conners birdied two of his first three holes to move to 2-under par for the round Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club. He then made par on No. 4 and bogeyed No. 5.

Conners then smacked his first shot on No. 6 onto the front of the green on the 180-yard, par-3 hole. The ball took a bounce and rolled straight into the hole.

The ace moved Conners to 3-under par for the day. He made another birdie on No. 7 and pars on Nos. 8 and 9 to move into a tie for second place, two strokes behind leader Justin Rose.

Rose leads the tournament at 8-under par. He also led through the first and second rounds at Augusta. Marc Leishman and Will Zalatoris also were tied for second place at 6-under par through four holes in Saturday's third round.

The fourth and final round of the 2021 Masters streams from 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT Sunday on CBSSports.com and airs from 2 to 7 p.m. EDT on CBS.

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Last year's Masters champion, Dustin Johnson (L), bumps fists with 2021 champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan after the final round of the 2021 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Sunday. Matsuyama won his first major at10 under par. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

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