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Bensel Jr hits successive holes-in-one at US Senior Open

Frank Bensel Jr holds a golf club
Frank Bensel Jr has played in six PGA Tour events [Getty Images]

Frank Bensel Jr shot back-to-back holes-in-one during the second round of the US Senior Open in Rhode Island.

Bensel, 56, landed his first hole-in-one on the 184-yard par-three fourth before repeating the feat on the 203-yard par-three fifth.

The American is first player to hit successive aces in professional competition since Englishman John Hudson at Royal Norwich in 1971.

Hudson followed a hole-in-one at the 195-yard 11th with another at the par-four 12th, which measured 314 yards.

The United States Golf Association (USGA) posted an image of Bensel Jr's scorecard on social media, hailing his achievement at Newport Country Club as "truly historic".