U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

The Loop

Greg Chalmers hits a fan, nearly hits hole-in-one and wins a Lexus at Australian Open

November 28, 2014

Veteran Greg Chalmers leads the Australian Open -- a thrill for the Aussie. But the round's highlight was one of the craziest shots of 2014, which almost turned into a trick shot for the ages.

Chalmers' tee shot at the par-3 11th leaked out to the left, but a very fortunate bounce out of the gallery ricocheted the ball onto the green. It ended up a couple inches from the hole for an easy birdie.

"I think it was a spectacular result. I don't know it was a spectacular shot," Chalmers said afterward.

Just the day before, fellow countryman Scott Gardiner had an ace on the same hole, with his shot spinning off the back fringe before rolling into the hole. He walked away with a new Lexus. So close, Chalmers!

Gardiner and Chalmers were nearly Lexus twins. But Chalmers (-5) will have to settle for a being the 36-hole leader over Rory McIlroy (-4), Jordan Spieth (-3) and Adam Scott (-2).