Jenny aces Genesis prize in Adelaide

SWEDEN’S Jenny Haglund was beaming after scoring a brand-new Genesis G80 after a hole-in-one during the third round of the 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.

The 24-year-old hit the shot of the day on the 144m par-3 14th at Kooyonga Golf Club using a 7-iron.

It was her fourth ace in tournament golf but the first time she’d been rewarded with more than applause.

“The others have all been in tournament play, but I’ve never got anything for them, let alone a Genesis. Three lots of nothing and now an awesome car. I can’t believe it!

“I just aimed right at the pin and it was just how I wanted to hit it. I started a little bit right and then drawing a bit left against the wind which held it up a little and then it landed and rolled. Then the crowd was just cheering and standing up. It was a great experience. I couldn’t see it, but I knew when the crowd went crazy.”

“I just looked at my caddie and just stood there with my mouth open. I don’t think we realised for a few seconds what we’d really done.”

Haglund said the car “looked awesome”.

“This is fun. I can’t believe it. I can’t wait to drive it!”

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

2 COMMENTS

  1. Brian,
    Hi, I’m the GM of Genesis in Australia. Great story.
    BTW, it’s a Genesis G80, plain and simple. The previous model was a Hyundai Genesis (stopped building them in December 2016). No longer any badging or markings with Hyundai and no promotional signage at Kooyonga with any Hyundai words/symbols!!! It would be like calling a Lexus a “Toyota Lexus” or Infiniti a “Nissan Infiniti” or an Audi a “Volkswagen Audi” or a Jaguar a “Tata Jaguar” or a Volvo a “Geely Volvo”.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Cheers

    Pete E

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