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Chris Stroud hits jackpot with hole-in-one in Las Vegas

Chris Stroud hit the jackpot in Las Vegas as he fired a hole-in-one during the opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The American nailed his tee-shot at the 162-yard 14th hole on his way to a two-under 69 at TPC Summerlin, leaving him six strokes back from earlier pacesetter Peter Uihlein.

Beginning on the back nine, Stroud holed a five-foot birdie at the 10th and posted two-putt pars over the following three holes before producing the best shot of his round at the par-three next.

Stroud elected to use an eight-iron and saw his ball pitch 12 feet short of the flagstick, where it took a short hop and maintained its pace as it rolled straight into the middle of the cup.

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Watch the Shriners Hospital for Children Open throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues on Friday from 8.30pm on Sky Sports Golf.

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