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Dead-shot Curry makes an ace

STEPH Curry proves his knack for long-distance shooting regardless of the sport he’s playing. | JED JACOBSOHN/ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEVADA — Stephen Curry proved his sharpness whether it’s on the hardcourt or on the fairway.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry fired a hole-in-one on Saturday at the American Century Championship celebrity tournament in Stateline, Nevada.

Curry, leader in the meet entering Sunday’s final round, banged in his tee shot on the par-3, 152-yard No. 7 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. It was the fifth ace in the tournament’s history and -first on that hole.

His shot landed about two feet from the pin, bounced and then dropped, prompting Curry to run the length of the fairway to the green as the crowd applauded.

“That was wild,” Curry was quoted as saying about his second career ace. “It was good contact, right at the stick, but even if you’re painting the flag and it looks good, you never really expect it to go in. I just saw a bunch of hands go up, and then you just kind of black out.”

Curry walked away with eight points added to his tally for the hole-in-one. The event uses the modified Stableford scoring system that also awards a point for par, three for birdie and six for eagle, and deducts two points for double bogey or worse.

The 54-hole event is packed with a star-studded field, including the NHL’s Joe Pavelski and Alex Killorn, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (the defending champion) and former NBA star and sports commentator Charles Barkley.

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