Graeme McDowell shot his first hole in one on the PGA Tour at the 17th hole on Day 2 of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Northern Irishman and England’s Matt Wallace are five of eight headshots below par after a second round of 70 in the team event.
The pair started the day four strokes adrift and finished tied for ninth, two strokes inside the cup mark.
Cameron Champ and Tony Finau signed for a 68 and join Viktor Hovland and Kris Ventura in a header share.
The American pair had two shots on the top nine and three at home, while a bogey on the par four 12 was their only shot lost.
Norwegians Hovland and Ventura followed their 62nd first round with a 69 in the foursome, a double bogey on the 16th more than offset by four birdies in their last nine holes of the day to sit on 13 under.
“I’ll take that one!”
McDowell’s hole-in-one came on the 17th par three, 216-yard hole, his eighth hole of the day and Wallace’s at TPC Louisiana.
The 2010 US Open champion worked a low draw in the breeze from side to side, allowing the ball to land in the front of the green and work its way to the hole and back of the cup.
McDowell hadn’t even seen the ball come in as he got his tee off the ground and was taken by surprise when Wallace caught it.
“I would have been very happy with anything that was dry there, but I’ll take one!” McDowell said after retrieving his ball from the hole.
The second round was a best ball format, with the 33 lowest teams and ties then advancing into the weekend.
Teams will play alternative shots again for Saturday’s third round, with the four-ball style format returning for the final round.