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Stuart Manley made hole-in-one at World Cup of Golf, follows it up with 11 on next hole

Shane Bacon
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Most of the time in golf, writing down a "1" on the scorecard is a good thing, but we had that rare instance in Melbourne where three "1s" in a row turned out to be a big negative.

Stuart Manley, the 346th ranked golfer in the world from Wales, got himself into contention at the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne on Saturday thanks to his tee shot on the par-3 3rd hole.

As you can see below, Manley's tee shot found the bottom of the cup for the rare hole-in-one, and despite celebrating with the car behind him, didn't even get to keep it because the contest for the new Mercedes-Benz was only open to competitors that made the ace on Sunday.

Not getting a free car was a bummer, but what happened next was even worse.

Manley followed up his hole-in-one with an 11 on the next hole, a septuple-bogey that dropped him well down the leaderboard after getting as high as a tie for second thanks to that ace.

How did he make the 11? We will let the Daily Mail explain what happened after the ace.

(Manley) sent his approach shot into a greenside bunker as the calamity began.

His recovery shot flew across the green where a couple of hacks saw the strokes wrack up. Eventually he landed a chip on the green where he three-putted to card an 11.

The crazy part about his 11 is that Manley managed to shoot a round of 1-over 72 thanks to four birdies, two eagles (including the ace) and a couple of bogeys.

Manley sits at 1-over for the tournament with one round to play, six shots back of Jason Day.

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Shane Bacon is the editor of Devil Ball Golf and Busted Racquet on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or

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