American golfer hails from Arizona, will compete in Saudi Arabia’s first-ever Ladies International Pro-Am

Emily Pedersen, a native of Flagstaff, Arizona, has spent the past three years competing in small-field events throughout the States, including winning this year’s amateur girls title at the University of North Dakota’s Bulldog…

American golfer hails from Arizona, will compete in Saudi Arabia’s first-ever Ladies International Pro-Am

Emily Pedersen, a native of Flagstaff, Arizona, has spent the past three years competing in small-field events throughout the States, including winning this year’s amateur girls title at the University of North Dakota’s Bulldog Invitational and finishing second in the USGA/Phil Knight amateur golf tournament. Now 23, Pedersen, who helped the University of North Dakota women’s golf team reach the national championship game for the first time in program history last season, will head to Saudi Arabia to play in next week’s Ladies International Pro-Am. Pedersen was one of eight female Americans selected to play in this year’s event, which will be held for the first time in Jeddah. “We had men participating in this event before, and we had some great results that were low scoring,” Pedersen told The Big Lead. “You have to hit it well with the wind blowing and putt really well, and that’s what we were looking for. The course wasn’t designed to be extremely easy, and you have to work harder to win. Just that simple.”

According to the Gulf Golf Guide, this year’s event will be a mixed-gender event with a prize pool of $80,000 — $20,000 for the winner and the other $40,000 for the top four players.

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