Emily Kristine Pedersen makes second hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history
There had been only one hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history.
On the 178-yard, par-3 12th, Europe’s Emily Kristine Pedersen hit her tee shot to the left side of the green and then watched her ball roll perpendicular down the slope and into the hole.
Pedersen, playing Friday afternoon’s fourball session with Maja Stark, won the hole to pull even in their match with Allisen Corpuz and Jennifer Kupcho.
Just moments before the ace, however, Pedersen had the previous shot of the day. On the par-5 11th, she smashed her approach from the rough with a fairway wood to tap-in range to set up par and tie the hole.
Meanwhile, playing one group behind Pedersen and Stark, Linn Grant nearly made it two consecutive aces on No. 12. Grant, like Pedersen, hit her tee shot to the left side of the green, and it appeared the ball was destined for the hole, but it settled inches above it.
For the first time in Solheim Cup history, the Americans won all four foursomes matches Friday morning. Therefore, this afternoon, the Europeans are trying to close in on that deficit – and Pedersen’s heroics have certainly helped.
Anna Nordqvist made the first ace in Solheim Cup history in 2013.