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WATCH: Dunlap makes first pro hole-in-one at Cognizant

WATCH: Dunlap makes first pro hole-in-one at Cognizant

A year to remember continued Friday for Nick Dunlap when he made his first professional hole-in-one.

Dunlap, who turned pro after winning The American Express as an amateur, made a "1" at the par-3 seventh hole in Round 2 of the Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches.

Using an 8-iron from 197 yards, Dunlap's tee shot took a couple of bounces and rolled into the hole. The eagle — his second of the round, as he made a more traditional one at the par-5 third — got him to 8 under par and one off the lead at PGA National.

"I was trying to hit a 175-yard shot. I loved a 7-iron for some reason, and [caddie] Hunter [Hamrick] convinced me to hit the 8. I don't know if you can hear it on the video, but I said right before, I'm like, 'Hey, 175 gets there, right?' He's like, 'Yep, it's perfect.' So all the credit goes to him on that one."

A drive out of bounds at the short, par-5 10th, however, led to a bogey and he dropped more shots at Nos. 11, 12 and 14. Dunlap birdied the last to salvage a 1-under 70. He's at 5 under for the tournament, five off the lead.