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NBA star Curry shoots hole-in-one at US celebrity golf tournament and leads the pack

National Basketball Association (NBA) star player Steph Curry, 35, of the Golden State Warriors, has taken a hole-in-one lead in a U.S. celebrity golf tournament.

Curry made the hole-in-one on the seventh (par-3) hole during the second round of the American Century Championship ($600,000 purse) at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course (par-72) in Stateline, Nevada (USA) on Saturday.

Curry’s tee shot on the 152-yard seventh hole landed about a meter in front of the cup and went straight into the hole.

Upon realizing he had made a hole-in-one, Curry took off his hat, threw up his left glove, and ran to the cup to express his joy.

“It’s the second hole-in-one of my life,” Curry said, adding, “I was out of breath after running a distance longer than a basketball court, but it was worth it.”

The tournament brings together celebrities, including former and current stars of American sports, to compete in golf. It’s a modified Stableford format that awards 10 points for an albatross, 8 points for a hole-in-one, 6 points for an eagle, 3 points for a birdie, 1 point for a par, and -2 points for anything worse than a double bogey.

The NBA’s leading three-point shooter, known for his ability to hit long-range three-pointers, added eight points in the tournament, sinking the ball from 140 meters away.

Curry, who finished tied for 16th in the event last year, led the field with a 50-point total after the hole-in-one.

Curry needs just one final round to clinch the title in the three-round event.

National Hockey League (NHL) player Joe Pavelski and former tennis player Maddie Fish (USA) are tied for second with 47 points.

Golf queen Anika Sorenstam (Sweden) 한국야동 is tied for eighth with 34 points, while last year’s winner, National Football League (NFL) player Tony Romo (USA), is tied for 12th with 32 points.

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