Xbox practice pays off as Welshman Donaldson hits hole-in-one on debut
17:50 GMT, 11 April 2013
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Welshman Jamie Donaldson made a flying start to his first Masters with a sensational hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Augusta.
The 37-year-old was one over par by the time he reached the 180-yard, par-three sixth before his amazing shot on the hole known as Juniper.
He became the fifth golfer record a hole-in-one on the sixth, the first since Chris DiMarco in 2004.
Donaldson's shot was the 24th ace in Masters history after Bo Van Pelt and Adam Scott made holes-in-one on No 16 last year.
Delight: Jamie Donaldson celebrates his hole-in-one as Martin Laird watches on
High five: The Welshman celebrates with his caddie
All smiles: Donaldson waves to spectators after his hole-in-one on the sixth
Modest: Donaldson was one over through five
Appreciation: Donaldson raises his cap
The Welshman, who was priced at 300-1 before the tournament, prepared for his first trip down Magnolia Lane by playing on his Xbox.
Donaldson won the Abu Dhabi
Championship in January, his first victory on the European Tour.
Elsewhere, Englishman David Lynn was the early leader in the clubhouse thanks to an opening round of 68.
Playing only the third major of his career after securing his place by finishing second to Rory McIlroy at the US PGA Championship last year, Lynn carded a four-under-par 68 in the first round at Augusta National.
The 39-year-old from Stoke, who has just one win in almost 400 European Tour events, carded six birdies and two bogeys during his round on Thursday.
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