- Wildcard pick Emily Pedersen hits a hole-in-one for Europe at the Solheim Cup
- The Dane’s history maker is only the second ace in the history of the tournament
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Europe’s Emily Pedersen made history at the Solheim Cup, by hitting a hole-in-one for only the second time in the tournament’s history.
The Danish golfer’s history-making moment came on the 12th hole, as Pedersen hit a tee shot that landed on the edge of the green, before spinning sideways and dribbling down into the hole.
It sparked wild celebrations from the 27-year-old and her European team, led by captain Suzann Pettersen, who had included Pedersen as one of her wild pick’s for the team.
Pedersen was playing with Swede Maja Stark against Team USA’s Jennifer Kupcho and Allisen Corpuz, and her ace drew the European’s level in their match-up after a disappointing start for the team in Finca Cortesin.
Petterson’s team trailed 4-0 in the foursomes, with Pedersen and Charley Hull going down 5 &4 to Cheyenne Knight and Ally Ewing to give USA a commanding lead.
Emily Pedersen hits her shot on the 12th hole that made history with a hole-in-one for the Dane
The ace was only the second hole-in-one in the tournament’s history and drew Europe level
However, the hole-in-one could now spur Europe into a third straight win in the Solheim Cup, despite their nightmare start in Spain.
The hole-in-one was the second time the feat had been achieved at the Solheim Cup, with the previous ace was also being hit by a European.
Swedish golfer Anna Nordqvist recorded the historic moment during the 2013 Solheim Cup at the Colorado Golf Club.
Nordqvist’s 187-yard 7-iron helped her and partner Caroline Hedwall beat Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel 2 and 1 in the Saturday foursomes as Europe defeated USA 18-10 at the tournament a decade ago.