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Emily Kristine Pedersen is a star on the rise after back-to-back Tour wins

2020-11-25 11:40:32

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Again-to-back Girls European Tour (LET) wins in November for the Copenhagen native imply she has already wrapped up the 2020 Order of Advantage title with a event to spare, cementing her standing as certainly one of golf’s rising stars.

“This has clearly been a wierd yr for all of us with Covid,” Pedersen, 24, informed reporters after securing her second win in a row, at Saudi Arabia’s Royal Greens Golf & Nation Membership, north of Jeddah earlier this month, to make historical past as the primary girl to win an expert golf event within the Kingdom.

“Everybody’s saying it is such a nasty yr and I am right here having the very best yr ever, so it is a bit bizarre however I am simply actually completely satisfied.”

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Previous to this season, Pedersen had just one victory to her title and that got here in October 2015, her debut season as an expert.

5 years on, her fortunes have definitely modified.

Having narrowly missed out in a playoff to former world No.1 Stacey Lewis on the Girls Scottish Open in August, Pedersen cruised to a four-shot victory on the Czech Girls Open two weeks later to finish her lengthy look ahead to a Tour title.

Taking part in with the boldness that her type deserves, Pedersen’s efficiency within the closing levels of her closing spherical on the Saudi Girls Worldwide confirmed why she is among the in-form gamers within the girls’s sport.

Trailing 2018 British Open winner Georgia Corridor by three pictures with 5 holes to play, Pedersen performed some impressed golf within the closing levels, together with an outstanding second shot into the par-five 18th to arrange a birdie and pressure a playoff.

“[The conversation with my caddy] was like, we will go for it as a result of that is the best choice for us, to make a birdie. I hit a incredible shot and gave myself the chance,” Pedersen informed Newpaper24’s Residing Golf’s Shane O’Donoghue.

After happening to repeat the trick on the playoff gap, Pedersen was requested what was on her thoughts going into the duel with Corridor. “To win,” she mentioned with a smile.

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Pedersen plays her tee shot on the second hole during the first day of the Ladies Scottish Open.

“It is very particular,” she added of her historic victory.

“I am actually completely satisfied that I received to be the primary … It is a vibrant future, I believe, and I imagine that I am going to come again right here for a few years.”

Pedersen practices on the range following the first round of the 2018 U.S. Women's Open.
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With the U.S. Ladies’s Open nonetheless to play this yr and the 2021 Solheim Cup on the horizon, Pedersen has picked the proper second to search out the type of her life.

And with over $200,000 in prize cash earned and two wins beneath her belt, November has been a fruitful month for the younger Dane.

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