Larson cards first ace at 16
Alexandria’s Cora Larson got her first hole-in-one on June 10 at 16-years-old, and in doing so added a little family bragging rights.
Cora’s dad carded an ace on a course in Arizona, and now Cora, a member of the Cardinals’ golf team who just finished her sophomore year in high school, did the same while playing in a tournament at the Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria.
“Her younger brother, Carver, really wants one now,” Cora’s mom, Rychel said. “His dream almost came true two days after Cora got her (ace), as he was in a tournament and stuck one about 20 inches from the cup.”
Carver will have to wait, but Cora used a pitching wedge from 123 yards on her hole-in-one.
It took her a little while to regroup, with her adrenaline leaving her still shaking with excitement as she stepped up to the next tee box.
She went on to take second place that day in a collegiate invite that featured players from Bemidji, Bethel University and other colleges from the Midwest.