Morten Orum Madsen, of Denmark, tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Friday, June 14, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Julio Cortez
March 12, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark finished with a hole-in-one and an eagle for a 7-under 63 to share the first-round lead at the Tshwane Open on Thursday.

Madsen was joined by David Horsey, who was bogey-free with seven birdies around the par-70 Pretoria Country Club course.

They are a shot head of Wallie Coetsee and Brett Rumford at the last event of a three-tournament swing for the European Tour in South Africa.

Madsen, whose only win on the European Tour came in South Africa, had four birdies and a bogey before his remarkable finish.

He spun his tee shot back into the hole on No. 8, his 17th, for his hole-in-one. He then eagled the par-5 No. 9 after reaching the green in two with a pinpoint long iron.

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