ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Shawn Stefani lost track of the ball as soon it rocketed off his 4-iron.
A roaring U.S. Open gallery tracked it for him.
“Go! Go! Go! Go!”
It did Sunday when Stefani aced the 17th hole, making him the first golfer to make a hole-in-one at any U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, which is hosting the major for the fifth time.
“When the crowd went crazy, I knew it went in,” he said.
His shot bounced out of the rough and rolled some 50 feet toward the pin before falling in the cup.