Emily Pedersen wrote herself into Solheim Cup history after becoming on the second player in the tournament’s history to achieve a hole-in-one.
The Danish European player, who was one of captain Suzann Pettersen’s wildcard picks, was left stunned after her shot on the 178-yard par 3 12th at Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain found the left side of the green before slaloming its way through the undulating green and into the cup.
It sparked wild scenes on the tee box with Pedersen up and arms with partner Maja Stark, her caddie and Pettersen who was watching on as it ensured the pair got their match against Jennifer Kupcho and Allisen Corpuz back to level.
Even the American pair were left in awe at the stunning strike with Corpuz electing to high-five her opponent in an act of good sportsmanship.
The first hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history was also made by a European after Anna Nordqvist holed a 7-iron from 187 yards in 2013 at the Colorado Golf Club during Saturday foursomes on the way to beating Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel 2&1 alongside partner Caroline Hedwall.
However, it was not the only pin-perfect shot Pedersen hit after she was forced to take a penalty drop on the 11th hole following a wayward tee shot and with 236 yards to the hole, the prospect of getting a par seemed unthinkable before she elected to pull out her 3-wood after pulling a great lie in the right rough.
With one big swing, the ball rasped through the air before stopping dead on the green and trickled to within 1 foot to scramble the par needed to keep the Team USA duo only at one up.
It turned out to be a saving grace for Pedersen who experienced the biggest defeat in the morning session whitewash after her and Charley Hull were beaten 5&4 to Cheyenne Knight and Ally Ewing as Europe slumped to 4-0 down.