Stefani's ace leads to 69 at U.S. Open

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Updated: 6/16/2013 4:03 pm

Ardmore, PA (Sports Network) - Shawn Stefani played in his second major championship this week, and on Sunday he did something no one else has done in a U.S. Open at Merion.

The 31-year-old Texan had a hole-in-one on No. 17, and that helped him post a 1-under 69. He was in the third group out on the course and his 69 was the first score in red figures for the day. He finished the championship at plus-19.

It was the first-ever ace in the five Opens at Merion. The hole-in-one was the sixth in the last 10 years at the U.S. Open and the 43rd known ace in Open history.

Stefani's other U.S. Open start was in 2009 at Bethpage, where he missed the cut after rounds of 73-73.

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