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09/26/2012 04:41 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

Chad Pfeifer, Retired Army Corporal, Hits Hole-In-One At George W. Bush Warrior Open Golf Tournament

After winning the inaugural Warrior Open golf tournament at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in 2011, Army Cpl. Chad Pfeifer needed a way to top his first-place performance.

He found it during this year's event, when he hit a hole-in-one in front of President George W. Bush.

Pfeifer -- whose left leg was amputated above the knee after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007 -- hit the hole-in-one at Las Colinas Country Club’s fourth hole, the Dallas Morning News reports. Pfeifer went on to win the tournament.

Bush looked on as Pfeifer, who currently works at a golf course in Arizona, hit the ace on the par 3 hole.

“I didn’t know he was up there at first, otherwise I might’ve had a little bit more nerves hitting that shot,” Pfeifer said. “When I saw him up there, I couldn’t believe it.”

Twenty-two wounded veterans played in the golf tournament, an event held to encourage veterans who are using sports as a means of recovery. The Dallas Morning News reports eight-time major winner Tom Watson was on hand to help Bush welcome the golfers, giving some quick lessons as the tournament began.

Click here for the final rankings of the Warrior Open.

(h/t Dallas Morning News)

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