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Canadian Corey Conners aced the 180-yard par-3 sixth hole at Augusta National in Saturday's third round of the 85th Masters, the second hole-in-one of the tournament.

World number 43 Conners watched the shot bounce twice and roll into the cup and lift him to 5-under par for the tournament.

Conners had started his charge with birdies at the par-5 second and par-4 third and answered a bogey at the par-4 fifth with the ace, the 33rd in Masters history and just the sixth at the sixth hole.

England's Tommy Fleetwood aced the par-3 16th on Monday for the first hole-in-one at this year's Masters.

It's the seventh time in Masters history there have been two or more aces in the same year, the record of three coming in 2004 and 2016.

The first hole-in-one in Masters history was by a Canadian, amateur Ross Somerville, in the 1934 inaugural event at the par-3 16th with a mashie niblick from 145 yards.

Mike Weir in 2003 is the only Canadian winner of the Masters. Conners, 29, fired the low Masters 18-hole score by a Canadian with a 65 in the final round last year on his way to a share of 10th.

Conners took his only PGA victory at the 2019 Texas Open and he was seventh last month at the Players Championship.

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