DILLON MAKES FIRST HOLE-IN-ONE AT 2017 VOLVO CHINA OPEN

American Ryan Dillon today (Thursday) made the first hole-in-one at the 2017 Volvo China Open holing his seven-iron tee shot at the 180-yard, par three 13th at Topwin Golf and Country Club in Huairou, Beijing.

But while Dillon was the first of the 156-man field to record an ace, he misses out on the hole-in-one prize of a Volvo V90 Cross Country – T5AWD,, which is only on offer to the first golfer to ace the par three 16th on the Ian Woosnam-designed course.

Despite not winning the car, Dillon will have been delighted to get his opening round back on track after scoring a double bogey six on his first hole of the day (the 10th). Playing alongside Spain’s Jorge Campillo and China’s Jin Da-xing, Dillon moved back to level par after his eagle on the par three.

Last year, the Volvo China Open saw three holes-in-one with both Brett Rumford and Taehoon Kim achieving the feat on the 13th and Rikaard Karlberg scoring an ace on the prize hole 16th.

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