Hole-in-one is bright spot for amateur Scottie Scheffler at the Nelson

Scottie Scheffler

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Amateur Scottie Scheffler plays a tee shot during Round Three of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort on May 17, 2014. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on May 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Updated Saturday, May 17 at 6:39 PM

IRVING — On Saturday, Highland Park's Scottie Scheffler had a third round at the HP Byron Nelson Championship he won't soon forget.

Scheffler had a hole-in-one at the 221-yard par 3 second hole.

"It was in-between a five and a four (iron)," Scheffler said. ”I figured that I didn't want to go short, so I decided I should go long. I hit it pretty solid and it landed on top... rolled in."

Scheffler ending up shooting a one-under par 69. He's two under for the tournament, tied for 38th, eight shots off the lead. He blamed it on his putting game, which is usually very good.

"I pretty much had no confidence from inside six or seven feet, which is not very good," Scheffler said.

Scheffler is only the fourth amateur to score a hole-in-one during a pro tournament. The other three include Daniel Olsson in the 1997 British Open; Spencer Levin in the 2004 US Open; and Victor Ciesielski in the 2006 RBC Canadian Open.

"It made me feel pretty good," Scheffler said. "It's pretty lucky to have a hole-in-one. Anybody can have a hole-in-one.”

Scheffler said this was his third hole-in-one during competition. He said he loves the atmosphere from the home town crowd.

"It's a little different," he said. "I got a little used to it when I was playing in South Carolina. There were some fans out there, but nothing like this. It feels pretty good."

Scheffler will tee off at 9:54 a.m. Sunday for his final round.

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