- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2011

NEWPORT, WALES (AP) - A golfer who recently completed a three-month ban from the European Tour for marking his ball incorrectly hit a hole-in-one in the opening round of the Wales Open on Thursday.

Elliot Saltman of Scotland aced No. 17 and followed it up with an eagle to shoot a 2-over 73 at Celtic Manor.

Saltman was disqualified after both of his playing partners questioned how he replaced his ball in the first round of the Russian Challenge Cup last September. He made his return at the Spanish Open last month.

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