IRISH OPEN: Hole-in-one for Hanson

Peter Hanson finishes his third round at the Irish Open.
Peter Hanson finishes his third round at the Irish Open.

Peter Hanson lit up the play at the Irish Open this morning with a hole-in-one at the third.

The Eagle helped the Swede finish on -11 for the tournament, and was the highlight of a round which saw him sink another five birdies along the way.

"Obviously that was a great start, to get a bonus like that on the third hole and I managed to keep it going with a birdie on 4.

"Yeah, the round was good. I played solid and took advantage of the par fives. So it was a good day.

"I think it was definitely easier than yesterday. Yesterday we had a bit more wind, but like I said, moving day is a day you go out there and try to play aggressive and go at maybe a few more pins than I did yesterday.

"When you are kind of fighting to make the cut coming down the stretch it's always a nice feeling to go out there and go straight at it and try to make birdies.