Pair of early aces at Amundi Evian Championship, only one player won a Porsche

Jodi Ewart Shadoff was 7 over when she came to the 16th tee at the Evian Resort Golf Club. To say she was stunned when her tee shot found the bottom of the cup on the 148-yard par 3 would be an understatement.

Shadoff covered her mouth as the ball worked its way down the slope on the right side of the green and into the hole. As the first player to make an ace there, she won a Porsche SUV for her efforts at the Amundi Evian Championship.

“I struck it really nicely,” said Shadoff, who shot 75 in the first round. “It was a little right of the pin so I knew it needed the left bounce off that slope. It was going straight at the hole and I was like, oh, man, this is a chance.

“My caddie was like, get the putt. It’s funny.”

Chun-Wei Wu, one of eight amateurs in the field, recorded an ace of her own on the picturesque par-3 5th hole. Chun, who opened with an even-par 71, won the 2024 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific to earn her spot in the field. She hit a 5-iron from 177 yards

“Actually, I didn’t see the ball go in,” she said, “and I ask my friend and they say, you go in. I said woo-hoo. Really? First hole-in-one in a major. I’m so excited.”

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek