OWINGS MILLS, Md. – If you’re thirsty for a root beer this evening at Caves Valley, put it on Courtney Harter’s tab.
The Alabama sophomore aced the 180-yard par-3 15th with a 4-iron in the third round of the national championship.
“I hit exactly how I wanted to,” Harter said. “I actually looked away to put my club in my bag, and when I looked up everyone started yelling, ‘It went in! It went in!’ I was shocked.”
It was Harter’s first hole-in-one, and according to the head pro at Caves Valley, no member has ever aced the 15th from the 180-yard tees in 19 years.
“That hole just looks good to me,” Harter said.
I guess so. In Round 1, Harter tapped in for birdie from a few feet, and yesterday had a two-putt par. Playing in the group in front of her Thursday, teammate Kathleen Ekey said she nearly aced No. 15, too.
Maybe I should sneak out there myself and hit a few tonight.