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Madison Native Kelly Cards Ace at Hilton Head


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Jerry Kelly aced the fourth hole at Harbour Town Golf Links, the second time since 2007 he's gotten a hole-in-one there during the Verizon Heritage.

Kelly was among the early competitors Thursday when he came to the 193-yard, par 3, fourth hole. He hit a 4-iron that ended in the cup.

Kelly did the same thing during the third round in 2007, also using a 4-iron for the ace. That moved him into a tie for the lead with Ernie Els. Kelly eventually finished eighth behind champion Boo Weekley.

It's Kelly's third ace during PGA Tour competition.

K.J. Choi shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead at the Verizon Heritage.

Mike Weir and Greg Owen were next at 66, then came a large group at 67 that included Kelly, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia and five-time Verizon winner Davis Love III.

Choi is coming off a stellar performance at the Masters, where played with Tiger Woods all four rounds and tied the world's No. 1 golfer for fourth.

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