* McKenzie, Blizzard score aces
* McKenzie claims new car (Adds quotes, details)
Oct 19 (Reuters) - Australians David McKenzie and Rohan Blizard both recorded holes-in-one during the third round of the rain-soaked Perth International on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Blizard holed out on the par-three 17th before McKenzie aced the par-three eighth at the $2 million event, which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia.
The eighth hole at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club is considered one of the toughest and it earned McKenzie a new car.
"Before the eighth I wasn't doing too well but the hole in one was a fantastic kick start," the 46-year-old McKenzie told reporters.
"When I was teeing off the hole, the ball actually didn't go where I was aiming but it worked out alright though.
"I didn't see it go in but I heard everyone yelling and screaming so I thought something had happened. When everyone went 'up' then I knew.
"I was only talking with my wife last week about replacing my car."
McKenzie finished the day on a three-day total of two-under 214 while Blizard signed off at even-par. (Writing by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Peter Rutherford)
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