Shot is up ... Ahn ... and in!

DEREK VAN DIEST, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:32 AM ET

Shi Hyun Ahn didn't see it go in the cup.

But the hole-in-one she hit on the par-3, 157-yard 16th yesterday at the CN Canadian Women's Open, helped the South Korean grab a share of the lead.

When Ahn walked off the course yesterday following her second round at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, she was in a three-way tie for top spot at eight-under.

"I couldn't see it, so I couldn't tell you if it bounced in or not," Ahn said. "I hit a six-iron into the wind. It was a high draw shot and it just went in."

The ace was Ahn's second on tour and sixth lifetime. At the time it pushed her to eight-under for the tournament.

"I felt great," she said. "I was so excited when I went to pick up the ball. But then I had to go prepare for the next hole."

So far Ahn's hole-in-one is the only one of the tournament.

She went into the round tied for fourth at four-under, two shots back of first-round leader Laura Diaz.

Along with a pair of birdies, the hole-in-one put Ahn at four-under for the round after the first nine holes. She started on the back nine yesterday.

On the front nine, Ahn birdied the 518-yard, par-five, third hole to give her sole possession of the lead at nine-under for the tournament.

However she lost a stroke on No. 8 with a bogey on the 178-yard par three when she hit her drive into the bunker.

"It was the first time I hit the ball over the green into the bunker," she said. "So I was a little nervous. It was a hard lie so I just tried a little shot."

The hiccup on eight was the only one in an otherwise strong round for Ahn who's been on the LPGA tour since 2004.

She went into the tournament with one career LPGA win which came in 2003 prior to her joining the tour.

Her best result this year came at the Kraft Nabisco Championships at the end of March where she finished in a fifth-place tie behind champion Morgan Pressel.

Ahn entered the event 34th on the LPGA money list with $283,252 in earnings this year.

"I'm a little nervous right now, but I don't really care about the leader board," she said.

"Right now I'm playing very confident."


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