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Troy Merritt makes first PGA Tour hole-in-one to increase lead at Rocket Mortgage

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Troy Merritt made his first ace on the PGA Tour on Saturday at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Merritt one-hopped-in his tee shot from 218 yards at the par-3 11th to move from one up on the field to three clear.

The hole-in-one took Merritt to 15 under par. Hank Lebioda soon made birdie to reach 13 under and quickly cut the margin to two strokes. Merritt finished the day tied at the top, at 14 under, with Joaquin Niemann.

Merritt's was the second hole-in-one of the tournament as Scott Brown made a 1 at the par-3 15th on Friday.