Manley goes from ace to 11 at World Cup
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Stuart Manley had a shot to remember Saturday at the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne. Unfortunately, he also had 11 he'd like to forget.
The Welsh golfer, competing as an individual after teammate Jamie Donaldson withdrew prior to the tournament with a back injury, aced the par-3 third hole with an 8-iron from 176 yards. The hole-in-one moved him into a share of second place.
But on the next hole, the par-4 fourth, Manley carded an 11. His approach found a greenside bunker before his third shot ran through the green. His fourth shot did the same thing, coming back across the green and rolling down into a gully.
From there, it took Manley four shots to find the putting surface before he three-putted to finish off the double-digit score.
Manley, who regained his European Tour card for the 2013-14 season via last week's qualifying tournament, was able to shoot 1-over 72 to remain inside the top 10.
Oh, and then there was this: had Manley made the ace at No. 3 during the final round, and not the third round, he would've won a car.