Oosthuizen holes out for double-eagle

Published Apr. 8, 2012 1:00 a.m. EDT

South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen hit an albatross on the par-5 second hole at the Masters Sunday, propelling him to the top of the tournament's leaderboard.

Oosthuizen's effort was just the fourth albatross -- also known as a "double eagle" -- in Masters history and the first ever on the second hole.

The shot moved the South African into the final-round lead at 10-under. Oosthuizen had about 250 yards downhill from a clean lie on the fairway. His iron shot hit the front fringe of the green, took a nice bounce onto the putting surface, and rode a downslope straight to the pin.

Oosthuizen, 29, has won one major in his professional career -- the 2010 British Open Championship at St. Andrews.