Byeong-hun An emulates Rory McIlroy's hole-in-one

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What does Rory McIlroy have in common with South Korean Byeong-hun An? Both golfers hit a hole-in-one on the par three 15th in the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship.

The Irishman registered his first professional hole in one on Friday on his way to shoot a six-under par.

But the world number one was overshadowed the next day as the South Korean emulated him on the same hole, but he also went round one shot better than McIlroy to put himself in contention going into the final day.

Both golfers, along with the rest of the field, needed to produce a stunning round to catch Martin Kaymer who lead the pack by six shots going into the final day.

The German set a new tournament record by going round in 54 shots to sit 20 under par, but a disastrous final round of 75 saw him fall back to third, allowing Gary Stal to vault into a winning position with a stunning seven-under 65.

Best of the rest

The highly rated Rickie Fowler has found it tough to keep up with the pack as he makes his debut at the Abu Dhabi Championships.

After shooting a first round five under par 67 he slumped to going round in 73 in his third round. The 26-year-old American was unable to haul back the leader but put in a respectable 71 in his final round.

Justin Rose is still wiping away some of the winter break rust as he sat tied 45th going into the final round but put in a great round of 65 to finish on a high in T12.

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