Golf - Dodt makes European Tour history with two aces in same round

Australian Andrew Dodt made history at the Scandinavian Masters when he became the first player on the European Tour to record two holes-in-one in a single round.

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Andrew Dodt of Australia holds golf balls between his fingers after his second hole-in-one during the second round at the Nordea Masters at the Bro Hof golf club, north of Stockholm (Reuters)

The 27-year-old aced the 11th and seventh as he shot a seven-under-par 65 to finish with a two-under-par total of 142, 11 behind leader Matteo Manassero of Italy.

Manassero, 20, winner of last week's PGA Championship at Wentworth, also carded a 65 for 131.

"The shot at the 11th, my second hole, kick-started things," Dodt said. "I made a few more birdies in between, then a couple of bogeys and I was heading the wrong way when I got to the seventh.

"That was an eight-iron, it felt a little bit heavy at the start but it was right on line and went in. I can't get my head around it - I'm pretty proud to be the first one to do it.

"I didn't putt very well today so I'm glad I was able to hole with a long club."

Dodt has one previous European Tour victory to his credit, the 2010 Avantha Masters in India.

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