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Former Clovis East star Bryson DeChambeau gets his first hole in one. The celebration was epic

Bryson DeChambeau hits a drive on the 18th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.
Bryson DeChambeau hits a drive on the 18th hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. AP Photo

How do you erase Masters frustration?

Former Clovis East High star Bryson DeChambeau did it with the 30th hole-in-one in tournament history, acing the 16th hole Sunday at Augusta National.

DeChambeau wildly celebrated his first career hole in one, leaping high in the air and hugging his playing partners Takumi Kanaya and Kevin Kisner. and his caddy Tim Tucker.



DeChambeau used a 7-iron on the 170-yard shot, settling it on the right side of the hole and letting it roll down to the cup.

It was salve for an up-and-down weekend. DeChambeau went 66-75-73-70, his first round giving him a share of the lead before a bogey-double bogey turn in Friday’s second round started a downhill slide. DeChambeau started the final round on the back nine as tournament officials hustled to beat the weather, and he double-bogeyed the first two holes.

But DeChambeau rallied for birdies on Nos. 12 and 15 before his ace at 16, then added two more birdies on his last nine. His 4-under for the tournament tied for 29th.

Justin Thomas later made it 31 holes in one in the tournament with another ace at 16.

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