Which Hanson?

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PosNameTodayThruScore
T1Andrew Svoboda-8F-8
T1Ben Martin-812-8
3Peter Hanson-7F-7
T4Erik Compton-6F-6
T4Chad Collins-6F-6
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Most golf fans are familiar with U.S. Open first-round leader Mike Weir, but do New York golf fans know Swede Peter Hanson, the golfer most visible in Weir’s rear-view mirror after shooting 66?

Fuggedaboutit!

“Most fans mix me up with Soren,” Hanson said of Dane Soren Hansen (in a tongue-in-cheek pairing by the USGA, Hanson and Hansen played together today).

Here’s what you need to know about Hanson: he made a hole-in-one on the second playoff hole at Walton Heath’s Old Course to grab the final spot in a European qualifier for the U.S. Open.

“It felt like fate,” he said of punching his ticket with his sixth career hole-in-one, a 6-iron from 206-yards.

If Hanson keeps playing like he did in the opening round he will make a reputation all his own.

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