Laura Diaz makes 2nd ace in 2 days at Kia
CARLSBAD, California (AP) — Laura Diaz had a hole-in-one for the second straight day in the Kia Classic to become the second player in LPGA Tour history to make two aces in a tournament.
Diaz aced the par-3 third hole Saturday in the third round, then holed out on the par-3 sixth on Sunday — a shot she followed with an eagle on the par-4 seventh. She also had an eagle Saturday on the par-5 fifth.
“I went out today hoping I could get another one,” Diaz said. “Just really using my head to see how wild and crazy it could get. Then it happened and I went nuts. It’s pretty crazy.”
Jenny Lidback is the only other player with two aces in an event, accomplishing the feat in the 1997 Tournament of Champions.
Diaz used a 6-iron Sunday on the 157-yard sixth.
“I was trying to hit it a little left to right high and take a little bit off of it,” Diaz said. “And, yeah, I did it. It went in.”
On the eagle at No. 7, she holed out from 122 yards with a 50-degree wedge, the club she used to hole out twice Saturday. She’s the first tour player to follow an ace with an eagle on the next hole
The 38-year-old Diaz shot 2-under 70 in each round to finish the tournament at 2 under. She won her lone LPGA Tour title in 2004.