Golfer, 13, makes hole-in-one in LPGA event

Golfer, 13, makes hole-in-one in LPGA event

Published Sep. 27, 2009 12:49 a.m. ET

Casie Cathrea, who earned her spot in the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge in Danville, Calif., by finishing second in a Monday qualifier, aced the 165-yard 12th hole. She finished with a 2-over-par 74.

"I hit a 5-iron," Cathrea said. I didn't really know it went in until my caddie talked to me about it."

Cathrea, a high school freshman from Livermore, Calif., who is the second-youngest golfer to ever qualify for an LPGA Tour event, said it was her third hole-in-one.

There was one disappointing aspect to it, she said. The tournament offers a car as a prize for a hole-in-one on No. 12, but she couldn't accept it without losing her amateur status.